Our Team

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California is a Tibetan Buddhist center under the spiritual direction of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. We are dedicated to developing scholar-practitioners through practicing, upholding, and transmitting the Buddha’s teachings.

Board of Directors

Spiritual Director: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Ryan Damron (Chairman), Stephen Barr, Dorje Bond, Catherine Dalton, Shabad Khalsa, Rhonda LoPresti, Shireen R.K. Patell, Andrea Cavalla, Diane Richardson, David Shlim.


President: David Shlim

Vice-President: Catherine Dalton

Treasurer: Andrea Cavalla

Secretary: Diane Richardson


Executive Director: Jack deTar — director@gomdeca.org

Director of Operations: Mikey Ellis — operations@gomdeca.org

Event Coordinator & Registrar: Molly Mansfield —coordinator@gomdeca.org

Finance: Andrea Cavalla — Treasurer@gomdeca.org

Giving Manager: Rhonda LoPresti — rhonda@peacefully-prepared.com &

Giving Manager: stephen.e.barr@gmail.com