"If you do not turn inward, you will never know reality."
—Ajahn Chah


For General Inquiries:
Phone (415) 488-0164  •  Fax (415) 488-1025

Technical Support:

For All Media Inquiries

For All Donations: Please contact Sharla Pidd

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., PO Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973


Staff Directory

If the person you are calling is on the phone, you will be transferred into their voicemail.

Please call the main number: 415-488-0164, followed by the extension.

Due to an increase in spam, we are no longer publishing email addresses on the website. All staff email addresses are (no spaces) as in (for Jane Doe).

ExtensionTitle / OfficeName
221 Director Communications Nisha Shah
255 Marketing & Communications Manager Andy LeSavage
236 Senior Designer, Marketing & Communications Stacy Miller
267 Communications & Design Associate Cory Halberstadt
286 Director of Development Rachel Uris
226 Development Manager Sharla Pidd
283 Annual Fund Manager Lacey Segal
235 Development Associate  Berkeley Walker
Event and Retreat Registration  
253 Registration Manager Tracy Dellavalle
247 Residential Registrar Sierra Buckley
252 Residential Registrar TC Edgecomb
219 Non-Residential Registrar Diana Amo
266 Non-Residential Registrar Niki Tekchandani
Event Operations  
249 Director of Retreat & Event Operations Beth Hamlet
276 Events Manager Marya Mayer
224 Volunteer Coordinator Juliana Birnbaum
238 Events Coordinator Christina Tavera
231 Events Coordinator Romy David
Executive Leadership  
223 Executive Director Michelle Latvala
223 Senior Executive Administrator Sean Smith-Price
203 Facilities Manager Hayden Hicks
214 Assistant Facilities Manager Jim Bates
239 Caretaker's Office  
213 Caretaker Tim Andres
211 Caretaker Thomas Davis
217 Caretaker Scott Traffas
215 Caretaker John Griffith
239 Caretaker Emon Durkan
239 Caretaker Kika Castaneda
239 Caretaker John Bottari
Finance & Accounting  
242 Director of Finance & Operations Joey Roberts
240 Finance Manager Mark Sponseller
257 Staff Accountant Phyllis Beeson
Front Office & Bookstore  
234 Front Office Coordinator Laura Webber
  Lost & Found
222 Program Weaver & Bookstore Manager Mary Ann Clark
261 Housekeeper Sara Sacksteder
261 Housekeeper Shane Hathcoate
261 Housekeeping Office  
Human Resources  
225 Human Resources Manager Patti McGraw
220 Human Resources Coordinator Julie Hunt
IT Department  
258 Manager of Information Systems Kevin Kelly
272 Database Administrator Kenneth Haugan
248 Network Technician Tammy Slusser
201 Network Technician Aaron Remington
229 Kitchen Inventory Coordinator Eva Andres
228 Kitchen Manager Juliette Deleventhal
229 Kitchen Office  
243 Assistant Kitchen Manager Levi Halberstadt
221 Director of Programs Nisha Shah
218 Program Manager Anne Roise
250 Program Coordinator Heather Lear
katiem[at] Continuing Education Coordinator Katie McDonnell
227 Family Program Coordinator Dawn Scott
222 Program Weaver & Bookstore Manager Mary Ann Clark
Retreat Operations  
249 Director of Retreat & Events Operations Beth Hamlet
244 Retreat Operations Manager Christine Owens
262 Retreat Managers Office