The NWDA Board of Directors consists of six members elected by the membership and six appointed by the Board. Since June, the Board has appointed two new members and one alternate.
Dr. Sith Chaisurote is assistant professor of finance at University of Oregon. He is also the president of Peace Revolution Program and a founding member of the Dhammakaya Meditation Center in Saratoga, CA. He has also been ordained once as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition.
Elizabeth Sikes has been teaching philosophy at Seattle University for the past seven years. Her areas of interest include environmental ethics and environmental philosophy, the philosophy of art and nature in German Idealism, and the pedagogy of sustainability and contemplative practice. She helped found and continues to be a co-leader of Seattle University's EcoSangha. She also serves as a member of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative hosted by The Evergreen State College and as a member of Seattle University's President's Committee for Sustainability.
Jason Tetsuzen Wirth, who will share a Board position as alternate for Dr. Sikes, is an associate professor of philosophy at Seattle University, working in the areas of Buddhist philosophy, Continental philosophy, and aesthetics. He is the author of several books and many articles and founder and co-director of the Seattle University EcoSangha.