Officers and Staff
Chairman – Basu Ghosh Das
(aka Bryan Davies)
Basu Ghosh Das has been an administrator with close to 30 years experience managing a branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in India. He is currently the Temple President of ISKCON’s Baroda temple, Gujarat (India). He is fluent in a number of Indian languages, including Hindi and Sanskrit. Basu Ghosh has broad and specialized knowledge in Indian and Asian history with an emphasis on Indic religions, their theology, their historical development, and their social influence.
Vice Chairman – Nrisimhananda Das
(aka David Shapiro)
Nrisimhananda Das has as Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from the London School of Film. He is a co-founder of the award-winning ITV Productions (http://www.itvproductions.net), and he has spent more than 36 years making films focusing on Vaishnava and Hindu religion, culture, and history.
President – Krishna Kirti Das
(aka Christopher Shannon)
Krishna Kirti Das is a researcher and essayist and holds a BS in Statistics from the University of New Mexico. He has been a missionary and active member of ISCKON for the past 22 years, and he has been an Information Technology professional in the area of software development for the past 14 years.
Treasurer – Jambavan Das
(aka Jason Durina)
Jambavan Das is a Sanskrit translator and expert in Gaudiya Vaishnava theology. He is an expert public speaker and has been a missionary and active member with ISKCON for more than 15 years. He is also a professional financial advisor. He is presently working on a translation of the Vishnu Purana.
(Bhaktin) Kristina Klemenc
Bhaktin Kristina has a degree in social work from the University Ljubljana and has been a social worker and preschool teacher. She is presently working on the Hindu Media Relations Project, which aims to develop materials and courses whose objective is to provide information to help guide journalists, educators, and government reprsentatives on substantive aspects of Hindu culture and the representation of Hindus to the public at large.
(aka Joshua Bruner)
Jagannatha Das holds a bachelor's degree in fine art from the Columbus College of Art and Design in the area of painting and drawing. He lives in Columbus Ohio as a brahmachari (celibate student), serving in Ohio's first practicing Vedic temple, the Columbus Krishna House, established in 1968 by ISKCON.