Executive Committee and Governing Board

Food for Life Global – Americas

Paul Rodney Turner

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.


Arlo Vegan

Board of Directors - A successful vegan entrepreneur and real-estate developer. Arlo brings rational business acumen and marketing savvy to the organization.


Juliana Castaneda Rodriguez

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 and also the FFLG South American Coordinator.

Johan Wallander

Board of Directors - An an IT professional based in Sweden, Johan has been a long-time supporter of Food for Life Global.

Steve Manz

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.

Food for Life Global – EUROPE

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 – 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.


Sanjay Gadhvi

Board of Directors – Sanjay is also a board trustee of The Lotus Trust in England. The Lotus Trust delivers programmes which target individuals, voluntary, community and ethnic minority sectors across the UK and overseas.

FFLG Advisory Board

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.


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.

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.

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.


Gita Devi

Fundraising and Event Coordinator

Gita Devi is a life coach and certified beauty and fitness consultant with a degree in business. She was born into and raised in this mission of Food for Life. Currently residing in Rome, Italy she coordinates events to spread awareness and raise funds to support the mission to feed all the hungry of the world through the liberal distribution of pure food prepared with loving intention.

Sara Evans

Fundraising and Event Coordinator

Sara is a psychic and spiritual relationship coach. She has been a practicing Kabbalist for 20 years. Once becoming introduced to Food For Life Global’s mission she has been inspired to raise awareness and support this special cause whose aim is to end world hunger and provide fresh hot meals to the needy