Officers of the Board
The officers are ex-officio (non-voting) members who support the functioning of the board.
Linda Galijan, President (Officer of the Board)
Shinchi Linda Galijan was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004 and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2012. She practiced at Tassajara for almost ten years, including four years as Tassajara Director. At City Center, she served as the first Program Director, and became President of San Francisco Zen Center in January 2017. She has been a professional musician and licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced Buddhism and yoga for over 30 years.
Rita Cummings, Vice President–Operations (Officer of the Board)
Ryugin Rita Cummings currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President- Operations for San Francisco Zen Center. Rita began her Zen Buddhist practice in 1996 at Green Gulch Farm, and received Jukai (Lay Ordination) in 2001 from Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts. She was formerly Director of Development for San Francisco Zen Center from 2001 to 2005, and was also a resident of City Center during that time, including a practice period at Tassajara. . . .
Jordan Thorn, Chief Financial Officer (Officer of the Board)
Jordan Thorn began practicing at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1973, was ordained as a priest by Richard Baker in 1977, and received Dharma Transmission from Norman Fischer in 2003. He was resident student at all three of Zen Center's practice centers. He was Head of Practice (Tanto) until fall 2010 when he became the SF Zen Center Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer. Previous to being Tanto he served as Treasurer and also Vice-President/Development Director of Zen Center. Jordan was on the Board for several years, and a member of the Finance and Governance Committees. Jordan passed away on June 10, 2018.
Yo-on Jeremy Levie, Secretary (Officer of the Board)
Yo-on Jeremy Levie is the Secretary of San Francisco Zen Center. Prior to his appointment to the board, he served as tanto (head of practice) for Green Dragon Temple at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. Prior to being tanto, he served as director at Green Gulch from 2009 to 2012. He has trained in residence at San Francisco Zen Center since 1995, having lived at each of the Center’s three temples.