|Lisa Boldin, NAMA Treasurer, RYT|
2015 NAMA Board Member Elect
Name: Lisa Boldin, RYT, Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator
State of Residence: New Hampshire
Committee Service: Conference Planning Committee, Executive Committee as Treasurer
Membership Level: Professional Member
Why would you like to serve on the board?
I have worked with NAMA's Board of Directors since late 2013 as I prepared to take over the role of treasurer. In November of 2014, I stepped into that role and have been participating as a member of the Executive Committee. My role is to support the work of the board. In order to do this, I present the monthly treasurer's report and provide financial insight when requested. I have developed an intimate understanding of everything that NAMA provides to our members and perhaps more importantly, I clearly see the hours of volunteer effort it takes to keep our organization moving forward in a responsive and ethical manner. I would like to have a greater voice at the table, offering ideas and supporting the work of the other board members and volunteers. I have a deep love for Ayurveda and it is my desire to continue the work of bringing this science more prominently into our country.
What skills and experience do you see yourself contributing that will support the management, direction, and growth of the association?
I have a Master in Business and for 27 years ran a vibrant tax accounting and small business practice. I have an ability to take a vision from conception to reality; I have used this skill over the years to assist clients as they launch and sustain their businesses and I have used it to build my own enterprises. I believe that I am a good communicator and a keen listener. These are important traits to bring to a board of directors. I understand the need for both fiscal responsibility and forward progress. I have worked with a number of non-profit boards, held positions from president to treasurer and now act as an adviser to a few key organizations. My sole non-profit commitment at this time is to NAMA.
Statement to the Membership:
I am deeply committed to the teachings of Ayurveda and to sharing these teachings with others. This work that I choose to do cannot be done without the support of a community of like minded professionals dedicated to the same cause. NAMA is my community of choice. I have been a member of this organization since my graduation from Kripalu in 2010, and have forged deep relationships that guide and sustain me. I am grateful to support NAMA as the current treasurer and conference manager. I do however desire to be more deeply involved in the visioning that will allow NAMA to grow and thrive in the future. As a board member, I can use both my listening and communication skills to bring ideas to the table that will enable this growth. I have been involved in many non-profit boards over the years and can say unequivocally that NAMA has a dedicated and professional governing body with their hearts in the right place. I would be proud to be a member of this board, working for common good.