Food for Life Global – Americas
Board of Directors and President - Mr. Turner co-founded Food for Life Global in 1995. He is a former monk, a veteran of the World Bank, entrepreneur, holistic life coach, vegan chef and author of 6 books, including, FOOD YOGA, How to Build a Successful Food Relief and the Food for Life Training Manual. Turner has traveled to 72 countries over the last 35 years helping to establish Food for Life projects, train volunteers, and document their success.
Paul Rodney TurnerCo-founder and Executive Director
Board of Directors - A successful vegan entrepreneur and real-estate developer. Arlo brings rational business acumen and marketing savvy to the organization.
Arlo VeganVice President
Board of Directors - Director and co-founder of Juliana's Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit charity teaching equality for all animals through direct interaction and education.
Juliana Castaneda RodriguezBoard Member
Board of Directors - An an IT professional based in Sweden, Johan has been a long-time supporter of Food for Life Global.
Johan WallanderBoard Member
Treasurer - Analysis & accounting professional, Steve is a recent graduate of MSA program and CPA candidate. He has 3 years of experience in bookkeeping & reconciliation and is a certified QuickBooks pro advisor. He has demonstrated proficiency in GAAP, SOX, full cycle accounting, reconciliation, analysis, marketing, management and leadership in both professional and academic environments.
Secretary - Administrative assistant to the executive director. Anny provides numerous services, including, email management, data entry, donor relations management, online research, volunteer recruiting, calendar management, social media management.
Food for Life Global – EUROPE
Board of Directors & GBC Liason - Mr. Jacobs, also known as Bir Krishna Goswami is a renounced monk and a member of the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Mr. Jacobs is currently overseeing the building of a new Food for Life school in New Govardhana, India, where children from low-income families will receive a full education, medical care, and meals.
Bruce Owen Jacobs
Board of Directors – Mr. Erbeznik is an experienced entrepreneur and crisis manager. He has specialized experience working with people with disabilities. He is also a professional ski trainer. He is a cofounder of the Food for Life Global European office in Slovenia.
FFLG Advisory Board
Dr. Ravi Khatanhar, also known as Radha Krishna das, is responsible for the operations of the Trust and is the National Managing Program Director for ISKCON’s Mid Day Meal project, marketed as Food for Life Annamrita that serves over 1.3 million meals daily in India. He has qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Nair Hospital Dental College, University of Bombay and was in private practice from 1969 to 1986. He was President of Lions Club of Vile Parle East in 1980. He served as the Secretary of the Governing Body Commission ISKCON Worldwide from 2000 to 2005.
Dr. Ravi Khatanhar
Founder and Director of Food for Life Vrindavan a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poorest women and children in the Vrindavan, India (120 Km south of New Delhi). The charity offers education, medical service, and meals to over 1500 of the poorest children in India, as well as social development, environmental services, and cow protection.
Rupa Raghunatha Das
Also known as Dahani devi dasi, she has been working for Food for Life Serbia since the 1990s. She is a mother, an English language teacher, a translator and a sociologist with a special interest in the sociology of religion. She is a member of several NGOs in Serbia. With the new team of FFL Serbia, she has been working since October 2015.
As a social pedagogue, Dr. Alice Schumann does integration work for migrants and teaches German language in schools. She founded the public charity Food for Life Deutschland e.V. and supports emergency relief in different countries through fundraising and sponsorships.
Dr. Alice Schumann
Rev. Albert Lange (Bhakta Dasa) is a registered Vaisnava Hindu Minister of Religion with ISKCON and is the General Secretary of the Hindu Community Council of Victoria overseeing Hindu Care, Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care practice and training throughout Melbourne. He has been a volunteer for Hare Krishna Food for Life since the early 80s.
Rev. Albert Lange
Mr. Reynolds is the director of PAWS, a non-profit based in Perth, Australia offering relief services for humans and animals. He also runs a successful vegan catering service called Prasadam that serves hundreds of thousands of meals annually.
Also known as Mrgendra das, Mitja is the manager of Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also runs regular cooking courses and his restaurant provides free meals for the underprivileged every day of the week.
Is an award-winning artist and author of books for children, as well as a successful entrepreneur in the health and wellness industries. She is founded the Arts of Vaishnava Culture, an educational non-profit to support the arts and artists of the Vaishnava tradition for generations to come. She also owns her own Health and Nutrition products and services called Purium.
Brand Ambassador - Cassandra Bankson is a social media influencer with over 150 million views online, and over 1,100,000 people who check in with her content regularly. Forbes magazine has called her a “Rising Woman Of Power”, Allure Magazine has called her an “Skincare and Beauty Expert.” Cassandra is a proud ambassador and consultant for Food for Life Global and the OM Gaurantee.
Linkedin Page Manager - Aidan manages the linkedin profile for Food for Life Global as well as promoting sponsorship and In-kind gift opportunities for the charity with socially-responsible companies.