Hanuman received his BSN from Washington State School of Nursing. He has been an Ananda member since 1981, and has served in the ministry for the past 27 years. After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic College in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hanuman and his wife Mari moved to Ananda Village, in California. There he managed recordings, worked as an ICU nurse, and ran a thriving chiropractic practice. In 1991, he and Mari moved to Portland, where Hanuman has continued to gather and build many skills in the areas of leadership, medical care, ministry, and counseling.
During the twenty seven years since moving to Oregon, his experience has included: co-managing the Song of the Rose Cafe, co-managing the Ananda Portland community, and co-directing the Ananda Church of Self-Realization in Beaverton, OR. He is currently employed as a Hospice Nurse for Providence Hospice, as well as supervising the care-staff here at Ananda House. Hanuman is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, and a Certified End of Life Practitioner through the Metta Institute. Hanuman has worked incredibly hard to make this dream of a multi-generational assisted living center become a reality here at Ananda House. His rich tapestry of experiences, and his deep compassion and care for vulnerable populations, have given him the ability to create a living space for our community’s aging population, where everyone’s needs are addressed not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally and spiritually.
Mari Baughman is the co-manager of Ananda House.
Mari handles the administrative aspects of Ananda House. Mari feels that all of her life experiences have helped to train her for the role that she has here at Ananda House. After discovering Ananda in 1981, Mari became dedicated to her own spiritual growth and to sharing her experience with others through her ministerial service at Ananda.
Her medical background, counseling experience, and years of managing, teaching, and book keeping in various settings, all blend together perfectly to support her work here at Ananda House. Mari also brings joy to everyone in the house by sharing her lovely voice and uplifting the staff and residents with song. And, most importantly, she has taken on the very critical role of reminding everyone to breathe, to smile, and enjoy life’s moments.
Laura brings a very important quality to Ananda House…compassion. She is a radiant spirit and is very attentive to the needs of others. Laura is trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA1 and CNA2). She has worked in various aspects of adult care since 2009. She shares her deep love and caring with our family, and has a gift for holding sacred space for others. Laura enjoys reading, hiking, meditating in nature, and family time.