The Leadership Of The Santa Cruz Zen Center

Left to Right - Liz Milazzo (Sec.), Mary Knudtson (Pres.), Laurie McCann, Neti Parekh, Rachel Grad
Back Row - Jane Arny (Treas.), Anais Schenk Chard, Ken Collins, and Mari Tustin (V.P.)

Board of Trustees
The Board, currently consisting of ten representatives elected by the Zen Center membership, meets monthly to establish long-term strategies and organizational goals, assures fiscal responsibility, conducts the annual appeal, conducts evaluation of leadership positions, may release from service any leaders due to extraordinary circumstances (consistent with SCZC Bylaws and Ethics Statement), oversees grievance proceedings and supports conflict resolution if the need arises. (Chris Davidson, absent from above photo.)
Three Leaders
The Head Teacher, Global Sangha Leader, and Support Net Leader meet monthly to discuss the ongoing practice issues at Zen Center and report new proposals to the Board.
Practice Committee
The Practice Committee, consisting of the three leaders plus the inos and other active senior members, meets monthly to discuss the logistics of daily and monthly practice events, forms and ceremonies, staffing, etc., bringing larger topics to the Board for discussion.