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MSF Team

Board of Trustees

Mauricio Castillo

Chairperson - Chile
2018 - 2022
Mauricio Castillo
Chairperson - Chile
2018 - 2022

Professional Background: Telecommunication Engineer graduated from University of Chile with an MBA from Warwick Business School. I have a vast of experience in planning, operating and managing Telecom and IT projects in LatinoAmerica and Caribbean. Currently working in different projects focused on supportingTelecomm Operators and Corporation to adopt cutting edge technologies to optimize their Core Network as well as Computing and Storage infrastructure.

Subud Background: Active member and Local Helper of Providencia Group in Santiago, Chile for 15 years, where I have also held the position of Local Chair. At International level I have held the position of Zone9 Rep during the term 2010-2014

Lucian Parshall

Trustee & Corporate Secretary - USA
2018-2022
Lucian Parshall
Trustee & Corporate Secretary - USA
2018-2022

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 work 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 holds 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, Kedjiwaan Councilor and Committee Councilor. He and his wife Hannah, live in Brighton, Michigan and have three grown children and 11 grandchildren.

Federica Pulido

Trustee - Colombia
2018 - 2022
Federica Pulido
Trustee - Colombia
2018 - 2022

Federica

Uraidah Arratia

Trustee - Chile
2018 - 2022
Uraidah Arratia
Trustee - Chile
2018 - 2022

I have been in Subud since 2002, although I have known about the organization since infancy, through my parents. How grateful I am of finding this path (or this path finding me) is beyond words, and it is the main reason I think working for Subud is a great honor, as a way of contributing to the maintenance, growth and long-term development of Subud.

Currently working in the sportswear market, where I combine my business management and fashion design studies as Merchandising Manager, I have also been active in nonprofit organizations such as Fundación Espondilitis Chile, where I was chairperson, and INFOCAP, that trains underprivileged communities and workers. In Subud I have been Youth representative for Chile, and part of WSA Board as Zone 9 representative.

What motivates me the most of working in the MSF is the sincere purpose of the foundation of supporting the WSA through funding, to enable Subud members to practice the Latihan, and to promote cultural, educational, social and humanitarian work for the community.


Marston Gregory

Trustee - USA
2018 - 2022
Marston Gregory
Trustee - USA
2018 - 2022

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.

Michael Heathcote

Trustee & Treasurer - UK
2021 - 2025
Michael Heathcote
Trustee & Treasurer - UK
2021 - 2025

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.

Elaina Dodson

Trustee - USA
2021 - 2025
Elaina Dodson
Trustee - USA
2021 - 2025

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.

Nahum Harlap

Ex-officio Trustee - Australia
2018 - 2022
Nahum Harlap
Ex-officio Trustee - Australia
2018 - 2022

Born in Israel, Nahum lived in London for 16 years before moving to Perth, Australia in 2001. He holds academic degrees in Philosophy (B.A), Mathematics (B. Sc.) Psychotherapy and Counselling (M.A) and a diploma in Chinese Medicine. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on investments in financial markets and real estate.

Nahum was opened in London in 1990 and soon after he became a helper in 1994 and then continued as helper in Perth. In 2010 Nahum became national helper for Australia and 4 years later he became international helper in the World Congress of 2014 held in Puebla, Mexico. Nahum is currently the Chairman of our World Subud Association for the term 2018-2022.

He is happily married and has one daughter.


Markus Fraval

Trustee - Australia
2021 - 2025
Markus Fraval
Trustee - Australia
2021 - 2025

Markus Fraval was opened in 1987 at Loudwater, UK. 

Markus has a diverse background, including as environmental entrepreneur, multinational business executive,  United Nations consultant and social-environmental volunteer in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. He has experience in developing and promoting socially and environmentally responsible models of development, and also in several entrepreneurship projects. 

He currently works as a Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at an Australian recycling business he founded together with a world-leading listed international company in the field of recycling and the circular economy. 

During his lifetime he has been very active in Subud. He was Subud Australia National Helper from 2010 to 2014; he was Subud Adelaide’s chair from 2015 to 2017, and he also enrolled as Subud Enterprise Services Coordinator in Australia in the early 2000s. He is currently a Board member of Dharma Care, a small social not-for-profit with associate membership of SDIA. 


Executive Staff


Renato Sotelo

Coordinador de Subvenciones - Chile
Renato Sotelo
Coordinador de Subvenciones - Chile

Renato holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and also an MBA degree in the same university. He’s Head of the Financial and Aid department of a major university in Chile.

Renato was opened in January, 2007 and has served several roles in his local group such as being National Chair of Subud Chile for 6 consecutive years.


Amanda Rivera

Administrative Consultant - Colombia
Amanda Rivera
Administrative Consultant - Colombia

She was born in Popayán, Colombia, and currently lives in Santiago, Chile. In her professional life, Amanda is Director of Communication for the Binational Chamber of Commerce in Santiago. Her main roles include organizing forums and networking events that promote commerce and economic relations between Chilean and Colombian enterprises.

Her family has been in Subud for half a century, and Amanda herself was opened 14 years ago.


Elwyn Waugh

Chartered Accountant - UK
Elwyn Waugh
Chartered Accountant - UK

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:

Mauricio Castillo, Chairperson
Email: mauricio.castillo@msubuhfoundation.org

Elaina Dodson, Vice Chairperson

Email: elaina.dodson@msubuhfoundation.org

Michael Heathcote, Treasurer
Email: michaelheathcote@btconnect.com

Lucian Parshall, Corporate Secretary
Email: lucian.parshall@gmail.com

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