Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors officially took their seat on February 29, 2020, replacing the former Governing Council as the top governing body of our local Center. The Board is responsible for holding the view and vision of Shambhala, setting priorities, and ensuring resources are used wisely in pursuit of the organization’s purpose. The Board typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

Current Board members are:

  • Michelle Ringgold – Co-Chair
  • Tom Gaylord – Co-Chair
  • Alan Ness – Treasure
  • Jesus “Chuy” Garcia – Secretary
  • Veronica Borgonovi – Member
  • Annica Holder – Center Co-Director
  • JoAnn Schindler – Center Co-Director


You can contact the Board of Directors at [email protected]

Shambhala Center of Seattle Articles of Incorporation

Shambhala Center of Seattle Operating Bylaws

The Shambhala Center of Seattle Operating Bylaws have been updated and went into effect on February 29, 2020

Board of Directors meeting minutes are added on an ongoing basis here after they are reviewed and approved

April 1, 2020

The most recent minutes for the Governing Council meetings can be found below.

February 5, 2020

December 4, 2019

September 4, 2019

August 7, 2019

July 24, 2019

June 12, 2019

May 1, 2019

April 11, 2019

March 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

January 9, 2019

Archived Council meeting minutes starting 12/15/16.