Executive Committee and Governing Board

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Paul Rodney Turner

BODPaulTBoard 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 66 countries over the last 30 years helping to establish Food for Life projects, train volunteers, and document their success.

Bruce Owen Jacobs

BODBKGBoard 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.

Ales Erbeznik

BODAlesBoard of Directors and Secretary – Mr. Erbeznik is experienced entrepreneur and crisis manager. He has specialized experience working with people with disabilities. He is also a professional ski trainer.

Nataša Brčan

natasaTreasurer – Ms. Brčan is a successful entrepreneur with KaratBars International. She is a financial planner, economist and is currently the Accounting Director for the Slovenian National Theatre. 

 

Sasa Cetkovic

sundaranewBusiness Process Manager BPM – Mr. Ćetković is an Organization Manager of Information Systems, certified IT professional and certified Lead auditor for quality standards with ten years of experience in the field of IT and five years of experience in the field of Quality Management Systems. He is currently working on his University Thesis.

OTHER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Ravi Khatanhar

BODRadhaKrishnaBoard of Directors – 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. 

Rupa Raghunatha Das

BODRupaBoard of Directors – 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.

Danijela Milicevic

Danijela150Board of Directors – 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.

Dr. Alice Schumann

arcanaGermanyBoard of Directors – 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.

Rev. Albert Lange

BODBhaktaDasBoard of Directors – 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.

David Reynolds

BODDevaprasthaBoard of Directors – 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.

ADVISORY BOARD

Mitja Bitenc

MrgendraAlso 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.

Juliana Castaneda Turner

BODJULIANADirector and co-founder of Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit charity teaching equality for all animals through direct interaction and education and also the FFLG South American Coordinator. She has been a long time volunteer for Food for Life in Colombia and recently won the Lisa Shapiro Unsung Vegan Hero Award from The Pollination Project.

Dawn Moncrief

BODDawnFounder and Executive director of A Well-Fed World, Ms. Moncrief has been a social justice advocate for more than 20 years.  She has two master’s degrees from The George Washington University: one in International Relations, the other in Women’s Studies, both focusing on economic development. Her work highlights the ways in which high levels of meat consumption in the U.S. and globally exacerbate global hunger, especially for women and children. She also draws attention to the negative consequences of animal agriculture on climate change and the deceptiveness of “humane” marketing.

Sandeep Mody

sandeepmodyLead Business Analyst at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington DC. With a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology, Management Information, Mr. Mody has been a long-time volunteer for Food for Life Global and a critical asset in helping FFLG to meet its financial requirements. 

FUNDRAISING BOARD

Kosa Ely

BODKosaElyIs 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.

Autumn Bree Fata

AUTUM150

Product Development Director – With true ‘change-maker’ status and a life-long passion for health, Autumn has positioned herself at the forefront of global food movements, food trends and innovations, and product development. She is a health and lifestyle coach catering to elite executives and is an innovator, connector, and futurist. Successfully serving 10+ years as the First Lady of Manitoba Harvest, the global leading hemp food manufacturer and brand, she also currently sits on the Executive Board for Young President’s Organization (YPO), is a co-founding member and expert at Beyond Brands, is the Canadian Ambassador for Food for Life Global LLC (FFLG), and is an advisor to NorWest Food Co-Op with Community Food Centres Canada.

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