Janet Sitarz – President

Jan Sitarz Has been on the Board of PCF since 2007, and is a student of H.H. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and currently Lama Tsering Gyaltsen. Buddhist principles are a central focus of her life and work. Jan is a community volunteer focusing on education, housing, health and organic agriculture.

Antonia Miano – Vice President

I am honored to be part of Lama Gyeltsen Rinpoche Dharma activity in the west.  I met Rinpoche twenty years ago with his wife and son at Pema Osel Ling. Myself and my children grew up around his sublime but earthly words of wisdom causing more devotion and understanding of the Dharma to take hold of our lives in a real way.  I have a degree in natural medicine and currently own a care providing company in Santa Cruz, California.  I was a key player in the Agnews closure project designing homes for 150 severely disabled adults from insitution to community living.  I helped to found Dharmata Foundation, have been a support person for Friends of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, directed Children’s Summer Retreat for six years, completed two-three year long Dharma Apprenticeship Programs, participated in 21 month-long Drupchen practices, facilitated and supported many programs for Vajrayana Foundation and edited Sacred Voices and other Dharma texts. With the support of my teachers, I have been able to accumulate over five years of intensive group meditation and ritual retreat.  Currently, I am on my last stages of Ngondro and do my best to inegrate Dharma into the busy world we all live in.

Maureen Walczak – Secretary 

Mo Walczak is an oceanographer and geologist, currently working at Oregon State University researching global climate change. She is dedicated to working towards a better future and firmly believes in the very good causes championed by this organization.

Scott Logan – Treasurer

Scott Logan has been a practitioner of Mahayana Buddhism for more than 25 years, studying with Lama Tsering Gyaltsen since 1997. He has also worked with organizations involved in peace and sustainability activities: as Fundraising Coordinator for the Central America Task Force in Corvallis, Oregon, from 1993-1996; member of the Board of Directors of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence in Corvallis, Oregon, from 1994-2001*; and grant-writing with Project Vote Smart from 1997-99 (having worked there from 1993-99). He served in several official positions in the Mid-Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, from 2000 to 2005: Secretary, Vice President and President. From 2010-2015 he worked with the Planned Parenthood Legislative Action Team of Oregon, engaged in fundraising, public awareness, and legislative work. As a member of the Hewlett-Packard – Corvallis Sustainability Network, he worked with the City of Corvallis and the Linn-Benton Council of Governments to develop sustainable regional transportation systems from 2014-2017; and at the HP site, has continually worked with others to publish sustainability news and to provide people with better options for energy conservation and environmental coexistence. Scott received a BS in Political Science in 1987. Since 2001, he has lived on a small family farm with his partner (and five rescued cats) outside Lebanon, Oregon; and works as a technical writer in Corvallis, Oregon.

Lauren Wolk – Board Member

Lauren is a student of Spiritual Director Lama Gyaltsen. She supports programs that benefit the health and well being of young and old Buddhist practitioners and others, and is a rescuer of animals.