Rev. Shudo Paula Lazarz, President

Rev. Shudo Paula Lazarz is a 6th degree Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu and an ordained priest in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. Her over two decades of study in the martial arts and Buddhist practice has been an exploration of the idea of the historical Shaolin Temple, culminating in Warrior’s Path Buddhist Academy.

Paula is a co-owner of Energy Fitness, Inc., Head Instructor at HealthKick Kung Fu and a Practice Leader at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.

Maca Navas, Secretary

Maca Navas is a Marketing and Operations professional with an emphasis on Start-Ups.

She is a mother and a certified Advanced Scuba Diver. She volunteers time at Garfield Park Conservatory and REEF, two organizations she feels make the world a better place.

Maca has been practicing Kung Fu for 9 years, attracted to the practice for the development of body, mind and spirit.  She credits her practice for teaching her patience, trust, perseverance and purpose.

Maca is driven to inspire others to explore themselves and achieve their potential so that they become the ones they were born to be.

Adrienne Ciancetta, Treasurer

Adrienne is a principal at Lakeside Capital Advisors LP, and serves as Lakeside’s Director of Fund Management. She has over 12 years experience in commercial lending and real estate finance and operational roles.

Additionally, she is a part-owner and business partner of Energy Fitness, Inc.

Adrienne Ciancetta, has been practicing Shaolin Kung Fu for the past 14 years. Her passion for the martial arts and desire for people to realize their full potential fueled the creation of Warrior’s Path Buddhist Academy. Her hope is that through the Academy, people will find enlightenment, stability and a sense of community that allows them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Sanjeev Misra, Director

Sanjeev Misra is a Founder of and President of a variety of hospitality related companies including hotel brokerage, advisory, capital markets, investment, management and innovations.

He studied martial arts as child and understands the value these practices have in the development of both young people and adults.

Kevin Rochford, Director

Kevin Rochford is a Managing Director at Bernstein Private Wealth Management.

He brings a wealth of non-profit strategic experience to Warrior’s Path, having served on the boards of the Museum of the City of New York, Lookingglass Theatre, and the Naval War College Foundation, to name a few.

Kevin served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after college and was recalled to duty for the Persian Gulf War.