administrative team

Danielle Saint Louis
Executive Director

Danielle is a genderqueer being of Haitian/Canadian descent and seasoned engineer, who thrives in communities building for transformative change. Rooted in the teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, they aspire to support the practice of mindfulness and meditation in black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTIQ and marginalized communities.

“Your silence will not protect you.” – audre lorde

 

Jozen Tamori Gibson
Director of Community and Youth Engagement

Jozen Tamori Gibson (they, he, ze), a gender nonconforming, male bodied practitioner, began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Zen while living in Japan, joined by a Theravada practice in 2010. Currently, Jozen is the Director of Community and Youth Engagement with the Brooklyn Zen Center, is a member and peer facilitator for both the BZC People of Color sangha and the center’s male identified sangha engaged in Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine, and Program Director for the Awake Youth Project.

“I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong”. – Frederick Douglass

 

 

Molicia Crichton
Manager of Operations

Molicia offers to our community many years of experience in operations and administration, including relevant roles at Mocada and New York Insight Meditation Center. Molicia is also a long-time sangha member with Love Circle Sangha.

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.” – Rumi

 

Dulce Fernandes
Communications Coordinator

Dulce has a background in journalism and political science and has worked as a photojournalist, nuclear abolition activist and human rights campaigner. Originally from Portugal, she has lived in Brooklyn since 2002, and is interested in the intersections of collective healing and social justice.

“Moment after moment, you should completely devote your self to listening to your inner voice.” – Shunryu Suzuki Roshi