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)

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 has been a professional musician and licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced Buddhism and yoga for over 30 years. Linda practiced at Tassajara for almost 10 years, including four years as Tassajara Director. She is currently President of San Francisco Zen Center.

Sozan Diego Miglioli, Vice President (Officer of the Board)

Sozan Diego Miglioli, Vice President (Officer of the Board)

Sozan Diego Miglioli is originally from Argentina and he began his Zen practice and received the precepts in the Deshimaru lineage. He graduated in Business Administration in Buenos Aires in 1995 and worked in marketing for international corporations before founding his advertising company in 1999. Diego first discovered San Francisco Zen Center in 2013 during his honeymoon and in 2014 did his first practice period at City Center. In 2015, after living for six months in Japan, Diego and his wife Paula Pietranera became residents at San Francisco Zen Center. Diego received priest ordination in the Suzuki Roshi lineage in 2017.

Emily Hilldore, Chief Financial Officer (Officer of the Board)

Emily Hilldore, Chief Financial Officer (Officer of the Board)

Emily Hilldore began practicing Zen meditation at Mid City Zen in New Orleans in 2010. At that time, she received her MBA from Loyola University while also working as a professional musician. In the midst of pursuing a PhD in Financial Economics the following year, she decided to move to San Francisco Zen Center to engage in residential practice. She received the precepts from Ryushin Paul Haller in 2014 in New Orleans. After living at Tassajara for three years, she is happy to be practicing at City Center and continuing to play the clarinet.

Jisan Tova Green, Acting Secretary (Officer of the Board)

Jisan Tova Green, Acting Secretary (Officer of the Board)

Jisan Tova Green, a Zen priest who received dharma transmission from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2015, resides and teaches at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center. She co-founded the SFZC Queer Dharma Group in 2009 and the group “Unpacking Whiteness – Reflection and Action.” Tova has worked as a hospice social worker, plays the cello, and writes poetry.