Board of Directors

Paul Wassenich (He/His)
-Board of Directors, President

Paul Wassenich is a tutor for students all over the world, from junior high to grad school, with a focus on economics and statistics. He has a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MPA in Development Economics from Harvard University. He previously worked as a poverty-reduction economist for the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Paul started attending events at the Dallas Meditation Center in 2016 and has been volunteering and facilitating sanghas ever since. In addition to his work and meditation, Paul also enjoys taking yoga classes; playing board games; and reading and watching sci-fi, fantasy, and zombie fiction.

Christina Rahman (She/Her)
-Board of Directors, Member

Christina Rahman works in Trust & Safety for the largest online dating conglomerate in the world, responsible for crafting safety policies, training companies in appropriate safety response, and partnering with local governments, law enforcement, and NGOs to prevent and prosecute online sexual exploitation of minors. She has attended the Dallas Meditation Center since 2012 and has facilitated the young adults’ group Wake Up Dallas YES! at the Dallas Meditation Center since 2013. In addition to being a senior facilitator, she also trains others who are interested in facilitating for the young adults group. Christina has been practicing meditation since 2010, yoga since 2014, and graduated from SMU in 2011 with degrees in Journalism and English.

Alex Shapira (He/His)
-Board of Directors, Member

Alex Shapira

Weldon Moore (He/His)
-Board of Directors, Member

Weldon Moore

Scott Kearney (He/His)
-Board of Directors, Member

Scott Kearney is a martial arts teacher, qi gong coach, and Zen ordinand. He holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Iliff School of Theology, where he studied inter-religious spiritual care, as well as contemporary and comparative traditions. Scott has been an APA panelist presenting on military moral injury, which he continues to research. Scott has also appeared on radio programs and podcasts to discuss the dynamics of Eastern traditions and martial arts for mental health and trauma recovery. A US Army combat veteran, Scott retired from government service in 2019.

Photography by Dave Westbrook.