Foundation Staff

Jennifer Canfield

Jennifer Canfield

Director

Jennifer is a mother, athlete, bhakta in training and dreamer of transformation.  She lives in Montpelier Vermont with her two kids and black dog Ruby. Contact jen@callandresponsefoundation.org

Nisha Vanodia

Nisha Vanodia

Development

Nisha has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business. She grew up in a community that embraces mantra music as part of daily life and continues to do so. Nisha is a wife, mother of two, dance teacher and an avid cook. She strives bring people together by educating individuals about the Foundation’s activities and purposes and finding creative avenues to help fund projects. Contact donations@callandresponsefoundation.org

Jacqueline Westhead

Jacqueline Westhead

Jacqueline is a human who is committed to serving other humans. She is an educator, counselor, bhakti, musician and traveler. She has toured with Dave Stringer, Shantala, David Newman, Sat Katar and is also one of the pioneers of call and response chant in Hebrew. She believes in the power of chant and what we create together when we raise our voices,connect to our bodies and open our hearts.

Board of Directors

Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy

Board

Susan Murphy is part of a long line of love. Along with her husband, Ed, she has experienced the transforming expansion of consciousness that comes through chanting and deeply desires to help facilitate this experience for others. Her passions include her family, the Call and Response Foundation, and studying shamanism with the Four Winds’ Light Body School.

Manish Vanodia

Manish Vanodia

Board

Born into a family practicing bhakti yoga, Manish from a young age was surrounded with kirtan and chanting. Inspired by this Manish spends much of his extra time in adulthood helping others to understand kirtan and the principles of bhakti.
Edward Ritz

Edward Ritz

Board

Edward Ritz is a successful businessman who founded a manufacturing company in Connecticut. With his wife Susan he came to realize the power of mantra music as a spiritual practice and wants to make it available to everyone.

Debra Prema Ford

Debra Prema Ford

Board

Prema is a KRI Certified, Yoga Alliance Registered 200hrRYT Kundalini yoga teacher and Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist. She has completed several advanced Kundalini yoga trainings towards 500hr RYT certification, as well as, Art and Yoga Teacher Training with her revered teacher and mentor, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa. She is also
a board Certified, Registered Art Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.Prema utilizes a heart centered and therapeutic approach to teaching yoga, integrating her experience in Expressive Arts Therapies with the deep healing practices of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She holds a deep belief in the power of the practice to dissolve mental and emotional blocks that keep us stuck in negative patterns, so we can come into internal alignment with our own best self and cultivate resilience and strength so we can choose to have more love and peace in our lives!
Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman

Board

Lisa Silverman is a lover of Bhakti. Since the first time she heard Krishna Das 13 years ago she has been hooked. She has hosted many Kirtans over the past 10 years including Krishna Das, the Hanumen, Shantala, Brenda Mcmorrow and John De Kadt, Girish, MC Yogi, Kirtan Soul Revival and others.

She believes in trying to get people from every walk of life to come together and sing and dance as much as possible and fully supports the mission of Call and Response foundation. Her focus has been co-hosting events for the recovering community in Maine with her dear friend Liz Luethner and Hope Acts.

Lisa is a macrobiotic chef, shiatsu massage therapist and therapeutic breath worker.

Pin It on Pinterest