BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zen Center is tasked with setting administrative policy and overseeing the financial and legal affairs of the Center. The Board is composed of five members, four elected by the sangha and one appointed by the Board. A member of the Board, whether elected or appointed, may serve no more than two consecutive two-year terms before being required to sit out a year before possibly being reelected or reappointed. To serve on the Board, one must be a member of the Center in good standing.
The members of the Board of Trustees and the dates their terms expire are:
Billy Kirsch (04/2023)
Michael Kuszynski (04/2022), Chair
Julie Rose (04/2023)
Hugh Thomas (04/2022)
Jody Wilson (10/2021)
Pictured left to right:
Nathaniel Krause, Billy Kirsch, Michael Kuszynski,
Mary Reynolds, Hugh Thomas (not pictured)
The Center has four corporate officers as stipulated by the Bylaws. Officers are elected by the Board of Trustees annually, and their duties are outlined in the Bylaws and relevant parts of Illinois law.
The Center's current officers are:
President: Yusan Graham
Vice-President: Alan Hester
Secretary: Shodhin Geiman
Treasurer: Nat Krause
The Center's Bylaws and Ethical Guidelines call for the establishment of a Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee is tasked with fielding ethical complaints that may arise against any of the Center's administrators, officers or other leaders. A Center member may approach any of the Grievance Committee members to initiate the inquiry process.
The current Grievance Committee members are:
Mary Jeanne Larrabee
In case one of the members is unable to serve or is the subject of the complaint, Fran Spellman serves as alternate.