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Staff Members: Lha Charitable Trust in Dharamsala, India


Dorji Kyi
Board of Directors

Jampa Tsering
Co-Founder
Board of Directors

Ngawang Rabgyal
President,
Board of Directors


Dukthen Kyi
Board of Directors

Lobsang Rabsel
Board of Directors

Tashi Dorjee
Board of Directors

Tenzin Sherab
Deputy Director
Fair Trade Manager

Tenzin Samten
General Secretary
Editor, Contact Magazine

Choeyang Wangmo
Program Manager
Education/Trade Skills

Lobsang Thachoe
Webmaster

Tsering Wangdue
Executive Director

Phurbu Llamo
Legal Project Officer

Lobsang Dhargyal
LHA Cafe Head Chef

Karma Tsering
Sous-Chef
Security Manager

Tenzin Jigme
LHA Cafe Sous-Chef


Karma Jigme
Ahimsa House Barista
Cafe Manager

Tapsang
Support Services

Tenzin Nyima
Support Services

Ngawang Lodoe
Support Services

Rinchen Paldon
Support Services

Dolma Tsering
Support Services


Tenpa Thuktop
Support Services

Tandim Yangzom
Support Services

Sangay Dorjee
Support Services

Tenzin Yangdu
Support Services


Tsering Yangzom
Support Services

Lobsang Tsomo
Support Services

Dhondup Choephel
Support Services

Demay Tsering
Support Services

Sonam Nima
Support Services


Louisiana Himalaya Association Team

Tom Barr
Global Affairs
Consultant/Advisor

Barbara Bernard
Support Services

Rebekah Byrne, MD
Medical Program
Consultant

John Calhoun
Auctioneer,
Support Services

Prof. John Clark, Ph.D
Scholarship Programs,
Loyola University

Megan Colman-Watkins
Social Worker LCSW
Support Services

Harry Crimm, Esq.
Legal Consultant

Misty Crawford deMahy
Health Services
Board of Directors

John deMahy, RN
Health Services
Certified Rolfer

Tenzin Desel, MD
Medical Program
Consultant

Jeannie Detweiler
Education Services
Board of Directors

Susan Dunlap, MSW
Founding Member
Social Worker

Father D. Ediger, MSW
Founding Member
Minister

Lauren Eschbacher
Support Services
Construction Consultant

Ron Fowler
Consultant

Prof. Neil Guidry, ACSW
President, Founder,
Board of Directors

Louise Guidry
Consultant

Chris Holland
Program Manager
Lafayette LHA Center

Shelley Jackson
Founding Member
Buddhist Studies

Laura P. Johnson
Health Services

Madeline Leefe, MD
Medical Programs
Consultant

Prof. Ngawang Legshe
MSW LCSW
Consultant

Karma Lhundup
Rinpoche, Consultant

Sara Manouchehri,
MSW LCSW
Social Worker

Prof. Ron Marks, Ph.D
Dean Emeritus Tulane 
School of Social Work

Miles Moody
Support Services

Jennifer Myhre
MSW LCSW,
Support Services

Prof. David Otto, Ph.D
Centenary College
Religious Studies
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Michele Pacheco
Founding Member
Board of Directors

Jocelyn Pinkerton, LCSW
Social Worker
Support Services

Ven. Tsering Phunsok
Tibetan Buddhist Monk
Consultant

Elena Rauda
Clear Vision Program
Support Services

Noah Siegel
Solar Technology 
Program Consultant

Shuchin Shukla, MD
Director of LHA 
Medical Programs

Prof. Michael Smith,
MSW MPH
Board of Directors

Cassandra Snyder
Support Services
NoLa Tour Guide

Eva Sohl, MSW
Event Coordinator
Support Services

Stacey Stanfill
Education Services
Support Services

Julia Takada Mitchell
LHA Treasurer
Education Services

Kenpo Knsang Tenphel
Tibetan Buddhist Monk
Consultant

Lonnie Thibadeaux
Water Management
Specialist, Consultant

Mark Venczel, Ph.D
Solar Technology
Consultant

Prof. Carolyn Weaver, Ph.D, Social Worker
Consultant

Daniel Winkert
Architect
Board of Directors

Rie Yokono
Founding Member
Buddhist Studies