Board of Directors
Andrea Minick Rudolph, M.A., F.A.P.A., Executive Director/Secretary: Andrea Minick Rudolph is an ordained Priest in the Zen Buddhist tradition, a Cognitive Behavioral based Mindfulness Counselor, and an Officiate for weddings, blessings, and life transition ceremonies. She is a Fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association, a Professional Member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, a Certified Master Chaplain for the American Board of Chaplains for Homeland Security, and earned her Life Coaching Certificate from the Life Coaching Institute in London, England. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, and her M.A. in Buddhist Studies and Ministry from the Blue Mountain Lotus Seminary, Harrisburg, PA. As a Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Public Health Institute, from 1996 to 2009, Andrea taught a wide array of workshops in Health, Wellness, and Stress Management for doctors, nurses, clinicians, social workers, and counselors. She was Founder and Director of AMR Wellness Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1996 to 2011, offering a variety of wellness services, and has an extensive educational background in exercise physiology, anatomy, and kinesiology. A former professional dancer and teacher of ballet and modern dance, she is also a Certified Stott Pilates Mat Instructor, was a deep tissue massage therapist for 28 years, and holds a black belt in Sui Nagari Do Karate.
Steve Rudolph, Acting President, Vice President, and Treasurer, and Music Director of JazZenJourney: From 2011 to 2019, Steve was the Executive Director of one of the most successful non-profits in the country, the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. Steve was the recipient of the 2002 Harrisburg Arts Award for dedication to the arts and community service. As a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator, Steve Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 45 years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… ...simply outstanding.” His vast experience encompasses concert performances with many jazz masters including Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Rufus Reid, Buddy Tate, Al Grey, the Mills Brothers, and Cal Collins. He has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean. Since moving to Harrisburg in 1978, he has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in Central PA. His devotion to the art of jazz inspired him to found the Central PA Friends of Jazz, now in its 32nd successful season of monthly concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and annual Central PA Jazz Festival. His detailed recording and touring information may be found at www.steverudolph.com.
Richard S. Wigton, Board Member: Richard was born in Butler Pennsylvania and graduated from Butler Senior High School in 1977. He then joined the Marines and was stationed at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort South Carolina as a military police officer. After being honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal he attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors, with a BA degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He then obtained employment with the PA Board of Probation and Parole and worked as a parole agent in Pittsburgh for a year and a half. He has worked for the PA Dept. of Corrections, the State regional prison in Mercer as a counselor, and the State Prison in Camp Hill. While at Camp Hill he was on the Hostage Negotiation team, the Critical Incident Stress Management Team and was trained as an EMT. He retired from the Dept. of Corrections after 25 yrs. of service and currently works as a shuttle driver for Cumberland County Dept. of Transportation. He transports the elderly and the mentally and physically handicapped to places of employment, doctor's appointments, and shopping malls, among other destinations. He also has training in Compassionate Listening through the Compassionate Listening Project. He completed the Nonviolent Communication Course taught by Marshal Rosenberg, and is trained in Wilderness First Aid through the National Outdoor Leadership School.
He took Zen Precepts at Oryoki Zendo in May of 2015 in a formal ceremony conducted by Osho Rudolph.
Lynda Lee, Attorney at Law, Board Member: Lynda has had a private law practice in Spring Lake, NJ for the last twenty years. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Asheville, B.A., Dean’s List, magna cum laude, in Economics, in May of 1983, and won both the Distinction in Economics Award and the David Reiner Economics Award. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., in May of 1986 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar on December 19, 1988, to the District of Columbia Bar on November 3, 1995 and to United States Supreme Court Bar on April 28, 1998. Lynda was born in Pennsylvania and her early roots are in the Keystone State. Growing up in Camp Hill with Andrea, her dearest childhood friend, she feels a deep connection to the causes that Oryoki Zendo supports. She is also a Bikram yogi and has had a steady yoga practice for the last ten years. She is honored to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Oryoki Zendo, and is thrilled to be supporting her oldest and dearest friend's dreams of making the world a better place for all sentient beings.
Jerry Spangler, Board Member: Jerry currently works for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs on a project to ensure that quality assessment and individualized treatment services with clinical integrity are being required and provided for DUI offenders in every county in the Commonwealth and that accurate and complete reports are being made as required by state law and best practices. Spangler has over three decades of experience in Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system, having served as a judicial law clerk, public defender, solicitor for an adult probation officer, assistant district attorney and district attorney for four terms in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. His experience in these fields has developed a deep understanding of the impact of substance abuse addiction on offenders, their families, their victims and the community at large. He has served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and as the first liaison between PDAA and the U.S. Department of Justice on professional responsibilities and ethics. He served on the council of trustees of California University of Pennsylvania for 13 years, four as chairman. During that time, Cal U. became affiliated with Dr. Steven R. Covey and the Franklin Covey leadership team and adopted their principles in developing mission and values statements and a series of three-year strategic plans. He has also served as an officer or member of the board of directors of several non-profit organizations including Laurel Arts, Inc., The Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, the Pennsylvania Jaycees and the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania. His work with victims of crimes included work with the surviving family members of the passengers and crew of Flight 93. As a native of Stonycreek Township, he served as a local representative on the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission, Co-chair of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force and co-chair of the mission statement/memorial ideas and general management plans for the Memorial. He was an incorporator of and the first president of the Friends of the Flight 93 Memorial. He is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and California University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.