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

Scott Whitmore

Scott Whitmore

Director of Development and Outreach

Scott began exploring his spirituality from a young age and found his main spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, while studying Psychology at Endicott College. Six months after graduation, Scott was invited to move to Maui to serve as a personal assistant and aid to Ram Dass. During this time, Scott’s spiritual life grew, as did his knowledge of Eastern Religions and practices. After serving Ram Dass, Scott worked four years as a Applied Behavioral Counselor/Teacher for children with severe special and behavioral needs. Scott now lives in Cambridge, MA and is offering what he has found through his spiritual journey; helping people discover for themselves a more grounded, spacious, and peaceful life.

Jacqueline Westhead

Jacqueline Westhead

Research Coordinator

Jacqueline is a human who is committed to serving other humans, an educator, counselor, bhakti, musician and traveler. She has toured with many different kirtan wallahs 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.

Sachi Partin

Sachi Partin

Bookkeeping

Sachi has a degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2014, where she lives with her husband and son. She has worn a wide variety of “hats” from being a production manager at a record label to heading the human resources department at an artisanal donut chain. She has considered herself lucky to consistently work with conscious people and spiritual brands. She is excited to continue this tradition with Call & Response Foundation.

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.

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.

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.

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