Enso House Board of Directors 2015
President: Ed Lorah, LICSW, has worked in hospice care in the Seattle area since 1993. First as a home-based clinical social worker with Providence Hospice of Seattle, then as clinical manager at Bailey Boushay House, a nationally recognized HIV/AIDS care facility in Seattle. He currently serves as Clinical Specialist for Group Health’s Home Care and Hospice programs.
Secretary: David Daiku Trowbridge, PhD was trained in physics and had a career in education and software development. He has been a Zen student of Shodo Harada Roshi since 2000. He and his wife Cynthia established the non-profit Tinyblue Foundation which offered the property to Enso House for fulfilling its mission of end-of-life care. He is the author of the book, Enso House: Caring for each other at the end of life.
Betsy MacGregor, MD worked for nearly three decades as a hospital-based physician at a major medical center in New York City before moving to Whidbey Island in 2000. In addition to being part of the founding team of Enso House, she speaks frequently on issues related to the end-of-life experience and is author of the award-winning book, In Awe of Being Human: A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death.
Treasurer: George Moseley, financial advisor, has worked in business for McKinsey and Company, Stanford Research Institute, and other companies/individuals for decades. He was also Director of Contracts for the New York City Department of Mental Health and Retardation. He practiced Zen in Kyoto, Japan for 6 years and has been a student of Shodo Harada Roshi for many years.
Charles Terry, JD has worked as a corporate lawyer, community/poverty lawyer and law professor. He founded the Urban Law Program at NYU Law School. He co-founded and served for many years as Executive Director of The Door, a comprehensive health, mental health, social services and arts center for teenagers in New York City. He also worked for many years as a philanthropic and organizational advisor and retreat facilitator for non-profits, foundations and wealthy families, including serving as Director of Philanthropy for the Rockefeller family.
Tim Taigan Tattu, BFA, BSN RN
Before moving to Sogenji in 2000 to practice zen under Shodo Harada Roshi, Tim worked in Los Angeles as an Art Director. After completing a year and four months of training at Sogenji, Tim was asked by Chi-san to live at Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery and participate in the founding of Enso House. In addition to serving on the team that developed the facilities of Enso House, Tim became one of its first caregivers.
The profound experience of offering care at Enso House inspired Tim to enroll in nursing school at the University of Washington. Upon graduation he returned home, where he spent eight years as a RN on an Oncology/Hematology, Infectious Disease unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Tim remains committed to caring for people at end of life and serves on the Board at Enso House.
Patty Houts-Hussey, MA has worked in community organizing, social services and faith based organizations for 40 years. She served as Executive Director and founded several organizations including: The Foundation of Mercy, a private foundation reviewing and writing local, regional, and national grants providing support for small nonprofits, and Yakima Interfaith Coalition/La Casa/Hogar a multi-lingual, multi-cultural educational and outreach program. She has worked with veterans and their families providing support and assistance with securing VA claims. She has served on several boards including Seattle Federal Home Loan Affordable Housing, YWCA, Micah, and Coalition for the Homeless. She is one of the founding board members of Enso House.
Priscilla DaiChi Storandt is an ordained Rinzai Zen practitioner who has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ithaca College in New York. In 1972 she moved to Japan to study pottery and zazen, and in 1973 she became the student of Zen Master Yamada Mumon and began traditional Zen training. Since 1982 she has lived at Sogeni Monastery in Okayama, Japan assisting Shodo Harada Roshi with the administration and training of an international community of students. She serves as Harada Roshi’s primary translator, and assists him on trips abroad. She has translated his two published books, Morning Dewdrops of the Mind, and The Path to Bodhidharma. She continues to practice pottery.
Shodo Harada Roshi is a graduate of Hanazono Buddhist College in Kyoto, Japan, and he subsequently trained for twenty years at Shofukuji temple in Kobe. He is a dharma heir of Mumon Yamada Roshi (1900 – 1988), one of the great Rinzai Zen Masters of the twentieth century. After completing his training with Yamada Roshi, he became Abbot of Sogenji temple in Okayama, Japan. Since 1982, the monastery has provided a unique place for lay and ordained men and women of all ages and from all countries to practice traditional Zen monastic training. In 1989, the monastery’s activities widened to include teaching abroad, and there are now associated practice centers in the United States, Europe, Eastern Europe and India.
Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery was begun on Whidbey Island, Washington in 1995. It is Harada Roshi’s vision that the daily practice of the Tahoma monastic community supports the work of Enso House, a spiritually oriented hospice home located on property next to the monastery, while the work of caring for the dying at Enso House deepens the practice of caregivers from Tahoma and the community.