Meet the team

Trustees

lovageAnthony Edward Lovage

Anthony Edward (Govinda) Lovage is a trustee for AMURT UK and is presently responsible for Local Service Projects. He is Co-Founder and Director of not-for-profit health food store Food For All (London) Ltd., founded in 1975 and is a trustee of the Sunrise Education Trust. He has a diploma in Sustainable Communities & Person Centered Counseling from University of East London and has studied Psychodynamic Counseling, Herbal Medicine and Emergency Relief Feeding strategies.

NirmalaClare Boland

Clare Boland has been a trustee of AMURT UK since its inception in 1986 and is currently the Chair. Her initial purpose in becoming a trustee was to support the establishment of AMURT UK’s homeless feeding program in London and to raise funds to support relief programs in the majority world. Clare held the role of Chairperson for 8 years up to March 2013. Professionally Clare is a social worker and supports children who are in care. She has worked with children either in a social work or teaching role throughout her adult life.

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Jeff Reiter
(known as Dada Jyotirupananda) 

Dada Jyotirupananda has worked as an administrator and coordinator with various global AMURT organizations for 20 years, carrying out relief and community service programs in Sudan, Jordan and Turkey. He has been a trustee of AMURT UK since 2003. Responsibilities have included financial oversight, project coordination, fundraising coordination and public relations. Dada is editor of New Renaissance, a magazine for social and spiritual discussion and author of Meditation: Searching for the Real You, a respected book on yoga practices.

ParaPierre Boyde

Pierre Boyde is currently the Treasurer of the AMURT UK board of trustees. While living in Singapore he co-founded a primary school in Taguig, one of the most deprived areas in the capital of Philippines, Manila. He’s also worked on housing projects in indigenous areas of Guatemala and has been involved in fundraising for AMURT’s international emergency relief work. His current focus is the development and expansion of existing AMURT UK projects.

 

Dada ParamasukhaPatrick Conrad
(known as Dada Paramasukha)

Dada Paramasukha’s experience working with AMURT developed during his formation as a yogic monk in the South Philippines. From 2011-2015 he served on a direct response team providing critical aid to the communities of Mindanao and Samar affected by typhoons, super typhoons and floods. Through cooking, serving, distributing clothing, providing medical care, and music to to those in unfortunate circumstances, Dada has come to understand there is more satisfaction in giving than in receiving. In the structure of AMURT UK he has taken on a more administrative focused role, but continues to find time to share moments of joy within marginalized communities of the UK.

IT & Web Support

KalyanaKalyan McKenzie

Kalyan has been responsible for AMURT UKs IT operations and support since 2009.  Between 2013 and the summer of 2016 he was a volunteer for Ananda Marga in Manchester and Liverpool teaching yoga and meditation classes and organising various events.

 

Contract Project Manager

Grace Collins

Grace Collins joined AMURT UK as Executive Officer in 2011 and has recently taken on the post of Contract Project Manager. Before working for AMURT UK she worked in the private sector as a water resources/environmental development specialist. Grace left the private sector to start a family and then made the move to working for charitable organisations, which she found to be much more fulfilling. Within AMURT UK her main role involves raising AMURT’s profile, ensuring smooth day–to-day running of AMURT UK operations.

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