Leadership Council

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver uses a leadership structure called the Four Pillars Model:

  • Governance
  • Economy 
  • Practice & Education 
  • Protection 

The head positions of the Four Pillars comprise the Leadership Council, which is responsible for the overall vision, manifestation, and policy our center.

SMCD Leadership Council Members:

Drew Bromfield, Rusung
Glenn Austin, Center Director
Carolyn Pickton, Director of Finance
Amy Turino, Families & Children Coordinator
Nathan Railla, Director of Practice & Education
Laurie Lavine, Representative, Office of Culture & Decorum
Lisa Sewald, Representative, Office of Societal Health & Well-being
Dhi Good, Shastri (standing invitation)
Denise Wuensch, Shastri (standing invitation)

Monthly Leadership Council sessions are closed meetings for members of the SMCD Council. However, please feel warmly invited to share any agenda items, requests to attend, or comments and concerns by emailing our Center Director.


All leadership contact information can be found here.