Executive Committee
and Governing Board

Food for Life Global

Staff

Paul Rodney Turner

Co-founder and Executive Director

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 - Nourishing Body, Mind, and Soul and the Food for Life Training Manual. Turner has traveled to 72 countries over the last 39 years helping to establish Food for Life projects, train volunteers, and document their success.

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.

Ainhoa Ribas

Secretary

Administrative assistant to the executive director. Ainhoa provides numerous services, including, email management, data entry, donor relations management, online research, volunteer recruiting, calendar management and social media management.

Cassandra Bankson

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 Guarantee.

Josefina Ramirez

Customer Service

Her work at the organization includes email management, live chat, contact center (phone), data entry and donor relations management.

Raksha Rao

Raksha Rao

Web Administrator and SEO

Responsible for website management, SEO marketing, and technical support

Layla-FFL

Leyla Hanley

Shop Manager

Managing FFLG's merchandise and customer support.

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Board of Directors

Arlo Vegan

Vice President

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

Juliana Castaneda Rodriguez

Board Member

Director and co-founder of Juliana's Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit charity teaching equality for all animals through direct interaction and education.

Paul Rodney Turner

Board Member

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.

Steve Manz

Board Member

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.

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Advisory Board

Dr. Ravi Khatanhar

Dr. Ravi Khatanhar is responsible for the operations of the Trust and is the National Managing Program Director for 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.

Pietro Paolinelli

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

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

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.

David Reynolds

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

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.

Kosa Ely

Kosa Ely 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.

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Other departments

Juliana Castaneda Turner

International Affiliate Manager

International Affiliate manager for Food for Life Global. Director and co-founder of Juliana's Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit charity teaching equality for all animals through direct interaction and education.

Dr Luis De La Calle

Head Educator

"Dr. Luis De La Calle was awarded a PhD in educational sciences from the University of Geneva, where he has been a member of the Research Team (DAM) for the last 10 years. The United Nations has used his unique contributions in the fields of education, innovation, arts, research and philanthropy to promote the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Goals. Dr. De La Calle is the founder and president of “Wings to Learn-Luis De La Calle Foundation”, established in the USA, Switzerland, Denmark and Peru, which is a member organization of the UN NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning in Geneva".

Luis Roberto Coto Hernández

Webmaster

Webmaster for ffl.org´s website. Luis also manages the Food Yoga Academy and our FFLG education service for project managers. He is a certified administration expert, project manager, event coordinator, yoga teacher, self-defense, and web designer.

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Keeping Things Transparent

Food for Life Global is a 100% voluntarily funded organization. For every $1 you give, 70 cents goes directly to programs supporting food relief. Of the remaining funds, 10 cents helps run Food for Life Global, including advocacy, training, education, and 20 cents goes towards raising the next $1 to help us continue our important work.