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Board of Trustees

Marston Gregory

Chairperson
2014 - 2018
Marston Gregory
Chairperson
2014 - 2018

Marston has been very active in many roles in Subud since 1993, in addition to pursuing his professional career as a certified Building Biologist, where he was creating healthy and sustainable buildings. Now retired from his University of Washington duties as a Program Coordinator in the extension program in Operations, he has time to assist with Spring Street Center in Seattle, Washington, as the Facilities Manager.

Rasjidah Franklin

Vice Chairperson
2014 - 2018
Rasjidah Franklin
Vice Chairperson
2014 - 2018

Rasjidah has had a varied career in business and education. She has owned a tourist resort in Texas, served on corporate boards, done property development and been a university professor and administrator. Her doctorate in educational anthropology has led to research in various cultural communities. As Chair of the Department of Education Extension at the University of California, Berkeley, she directed 14 credential and certificate programs and established 3 learning centers for learning disabled children and adults.

Since her opening in 1966 in San Francisco, Rasjidah has served in many Subud positions, including Chair of Subud USA, Chair of Subud California, Chair of SES, USA, and Helper since 1971.

Muchsin Silva Aguilar

Trustee
2016 - 2020
Muchsin Silva Aguilar
Trustee
2016 - 2020

My initial contact with Subud was through an uncle when I was 16 years old. As a university student at age 20, I received my opening in October 1971 coinciding with Mas Prio Hartono’s trip to the Americas and have been active in Subud ever since.

I have been Subud group president in my home town Cali, Colombia, local, regional and national helper, Kedjiwaan Councilor, national representative for Subud Brotherhood International Foundation – Social and Humanitarian. I am on the Board of Directors of the Fundación Amanecer, was a zone 8 rep and national SD representative for Colombia.

Professionally I am an active medical psychiatrist, and have worked during several periods of my life in disaster prevention, preparedness and relief. I supported the Crisis Intervention team for 240 children after the Armenia earthquake. I look forward to working with the very prepared and professional group of Foundation trustees, bringing to this team the joy that I feel for this opportunity to be part of the continued growth of Subud.

Elaina Dodson

Trustee
2016 - 2020
Elaina Dodson
Trustee
2016 - 2020

I began my path in Subud in early 1975, while still a college student in Chicago. After receiving the Latihan, I knew I would never inwardly need anything else. And while my life has taken many turns, professionally and personally, that is still true.

I grew up in New York City, lived for 27 years in Fairfield, Connecticut, and now reside in Washington, D.C. Professionally, I am a writer who worked for nearly thirty years in the broadcast news industry. Several years ago I shifted into higher education, where I specialize in biomedical communications and public affairs.

I’m grateful and deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as a trustee of the foundation that bears Bapak’s name. A few years ago, I received that Bapak was still a real, almost physical presence on the Muhammad Subuh Foundation board, and that we needed to give him a seat at the table. I pray that Bapak’s guiding wisdom will be with us always.


Michael Heathcote

Treasurer
2016 - 2020
Michael Heathcote
Treasurer
2016 - 2020

Michael was born and educated in London. He is married and has four children. He joined Subud in London in 1972 and has held many positions in Subud, both as a committee member and as a helper. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and runs his own consultancy practice where he acts, or has acted, as Director or Financial Consultant to various public and private companies. He is also a trustee of various community based charities.

Lachlan Hunter

Secretary
2016 - 2018
Lachlan Hunter
Secretary
2016 - 2018

Lachlan was opened in Sheffield, England, in 1965, aged 21. He has rotated in and out of the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairman in various groups at different times, and even had a stint as Treasurer on a National Committee as well as the 13th Subud World Congress in Christchurch. He also served as a helper during the ’80s. Lachlan was married for 33 years to Magda, also a Subud member, helper, and sometime group chair; she died in 2003, aged 55. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

Lachlan’s career as a forester included 7 years teaching at the university and 7 years as administrator for an international organization, based in Yokohama, Japan, that provided aid for sustainable projects in developing countries. Altogether, the family spent 10 years in Japan, in two episodes, and one of their children was adopted there. The last 20 years of Lachlan’s career were largely spent in tropical forestry in more than fifty countries. He is now a citizen of New Zealand and lives in Christchurch. Lachlan is a firm believer in “latihan security” i.e., ensuring we leave a legacy of Subud Houses and Halls everywhere, in which members can always do latihan together without worry.

Elias Coragem Dumit

Ex-officio Trustee
2014 - 2018
Elias Coragem Dumit
Ex-officio Trustee
2014 - 2018

Elias lives near Sao Paulo, Brazil and has a degree in Engineering with post degree studies in Town Planning. Recent work has been in local development and as a member of the planning team for Rungan Sari township development in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, where he has a domicile. Elias was on the Board of SDIA from 2002-2005. He is currently the chairman of the World Subud Association.


Executive Staff


Lucian Parshall

Executive Director
Lucian Parshall
Executive Director

Lucian retired from the Michigan Department of Education as their CIO and from Grand Valley State University as an adjunct professor. In semi-retirement he continued to do international consulting on large scale data bases and as an Executive Director for a professional association. He began his career as a computer programmer and as a teacher for emotional impaired students. He served on national task forces for the U.S. Department of Education. Lucian has a master’s and doctoral degree in education from Wayne State University.

In 2013, Lucian received the Michigan CEC Professional Service Award for outstanding and lasting contributions to the field of Special Education in Michigan. It was only the third time the award was honored in ten years.

After being opened in 1970, Lucian had responsibilities at the center level as a chairperson and helper, at the regional level as a helper and at the USA national level as the vice-chair, national helper, KC and committee councilor. He and his wife Hannah, live in Brighton, Michigan and have three grown children and 11 grandchildren.


Lillian Shulman

Administrator
Lillian Shulman
Administrator

Opened in New York City in 1970, Lillian is a helper who has also served as Chairperson of Subud Boston, East Coast Regional Treasurer and editor of the Subud East Coast News. Holding a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Boston University and teaching credentials in Massachusetts and Oregon, she is an ESL and language arts teacher currently living in Portland, Oregon


Elwyn Waugh

Accountant
Elwyn Waugh
Accountant

Elwyn is a Chartered Accountant with his own accountancy practice in the UK. His clients range from individuals to corporations and charitable organizations, and include both Subud and non-Subud clients. His practice currently includes being the Finance Director for a small international internet company which has provided useful experience in dealing with countries and currencies around the world. Elwyn serves as the accountant for Subud Britain, a role he has had for over 25 years.


Foundation Officers:

Marston Gregory, Chairperson
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Rasjidah Franklin, Vice Chairperson
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Michael Heathcote, Treasurer
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Lachlan Hunter, Secretary
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