Board & Staff


Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

Special Representative of Private Office of H. H. Dalai Lama Chhime Rigzing Choekyapa


Kaydor Aukatsang, US. Representative of H. H. the Dalai Lama

Executive Officers

 Robert A. F. Thurman, President

Philip Glass, Vice-President

Ludwig Kuttner, Secretary

Beata Tikos, Treasurer / Board Liaison

Board of Trustees

HHDL with Tibet House US Board

Alan B. Abramson
Peter Backman
Annie Christopher
Lavinia Currier
Geshe Damdul Namgyal
Leo Hindery, Jr.
Susan Kessler
David Kittay
Michael Mccormick
John D. Miller
John Rezk
Laurence H. Silverman
Nena B. Thurman
Uma K. Thurman

 honorary board

Peggy Hitchcock

Navin Kumar

Adam M. Lindemann

 Kazuko Tatsumura

Tenzin Namgyal Tethong

Fortuna Valentino

Tibetan Cultural Officials ex officio

 Ven. Geshe Damdul, Tibet House New Delhi, India

Kalsang and Kim Yeshi, Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala, India

Tibet House US Staff

Nena v.S. Thurman, Managing Director

Ganden Thurman, Executive Director

Anna Varshavskaya, Office Manager

Kyra Borre, Director of Programs & Special Events

William Bushell PhD, Director of East West Research

Sonam Choezom, Membership Coordinator

Paul G. Hackett, Associate Publications Director

Zola Nyambuu, Gallery Director

Lynn Schauwecker, Consultant, Special Events

Tenzin Sonam, Information Technology Manager 

Tashi Tsering, Programs / Events Coordination

Thomas Yarnall, Publications Director

Menla Mountain Retreat & conference center

Michael Burbank, Director of Administration

Kersten Dryden, Front of House Manager

Nina Gramaglia - Operations Manager

Curt Robair - Executive Chef


Thomas Jasper

Frances Rossini

Tenzin Youlo

Tibet House

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