Board Members

Nicole Zito
Board Member
Nicole visited Thubten Kunga Ling in 2007 after attending a three day course on Buddhism in Pokhara, Nepal. The teachings of the Buddha were extremely inspiring and helpful, which made so much sense after years of curiosity about how to be more at peace, how things exist and how to live a meaningful life. She returned to TKL in 2016, with a strong interest to learn more about the Dharma and to serve as a volunteer for TKL. Since that visit, Nicole has served many different roles at TKL and feels honored to be able to repay the kindness that the center has provided for her over so many years.
Anthony Elie
Assistant Director
Anthony Elie is a student and volunteer at Thubten Kunga Ling and currently serves as Assistant Director. He also serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary and as a member of the Spiritual Program Committee. Anthony was a casual meditator but upon joining Thubten Kunga Ling in 2018, he has immersed himself in practice and continues to study the Dharma. Professionally, Anthony is a certified public accountant specializing in international taxes. Anthony leverages his experience in writing, leadership and public speaking to effectively support Thubten Kunga Ling. When he is not immersed in volunteer opportunities or work, he enjoys playing the guitar and exercising.
Hope Kamstra
Hope found the center when she was determined to try something new and needed another way of seeing things. Hope has been serving as Thubten Kunga Ling’s treasurer since 2017. Hope is a self-employed CPA with 23 years experience in accounting and tax. She studied for years with Venerable Tendron and found the teachings extremely helpful in reframing difficult experiences, dealing with health issues and especially during covid.
Jack Nadelman
Spiritual Program Coordinator
Around 2001 Jack read the Tibetan book of living and dying by Sogyal Rinpoche which sparked his interest in Buddhism. Then he read The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama which cemented his interest in Buddhism. He started looking for other Buddhists in South Florida and continued reading. It took some time to find Thubten Kunga Ling since it had no internet presence so one of the first things he did was create a website for the center. Jack is continuing his practice and support of the center.

Management Committee

Marianne Coros
Store Manager
Margaret Bachtler
Administrative Assistant
Gladys Blumenstine
Social Events Coordinator

Social Media

John Gionetti
Facebook Manager
Gina Marsala
Content Editor

Additional Team

Patti Hansen
Courses Liason
Ralph Robbins
IT Support
Hernane Alves