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Deborah “Russ” Russell, Secretary of the Board (Officer of the Board)

Deborah “Russ” Russell began practicing Zen in 1988 and became a dues-paying member of San Francisco Zen Center in 1991. She received the precepts from Paul Haller in 1996 and lived at City Center from 1998 to 2002. She founded the Desert Mirror Zendo & Guest House in Albuquerque, NM, in 2006, was priest ordained by Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2008, and lived at Tassajara during 2009. Russ has an MPA and a background in nonprofit organization management; she is also a mediator and a life coach. She currently lives at City Center.