Joe Rodriguez, Governance Committee Chair
The Zen Center has added depth and richness to my life and practice, becoming the spiritual home I sought almost ten years ago. As a board member and chair of the board’s governance committee, I hope to help sustain and pass on this beautiful, ever-changing tradition that Suzuki Roshi brought to the shores of the Bay Area.
I make my living as a business consultant for emerging companies and collective impact initiatives. I have been a marketing executive for start up firms and large software companies. As an openly gay Hispanic man, I have spent of much of my life advocating for human rights, including for the LGBT, women, immigrants, and people of color.