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SOME PROMINENT EX-DEVOTEES OF SAI BABA
INCLUDING TOP LEADERS, OFFICE-BEARERS, VIPs &/or LONG-TERM SAI WORKERS WHO LEFT THE SAI ORGANISATION AND/OR SATHYA SAI BABA DUE TO DISILLUSIONMENT.
NB! This list has been compiled without access to official documents and mostly from memory or from the public petition. Amendements and additions to this list (which is certainly very far from complete regarding many countries) can be sent to robreiNOSPAMstart.no (replace the words NOSPAM with @)
Elena A. Hartgering - devotee from 1979 to 2000, Manchester, CT, USA. Manchester Center. Service Coordinator, Vice President, and Workshop facilitator at Sai events, e.g., Sai Annual Retreat and Regional Retreat. (3 trips to India)
John J. Hartgering - Devotee 1987 - 2000, Manchester, Connecticut, Center President, Service Coordinator.
Timothy Conway Ph.D. - Follower for 22 years from 1978 - President of the Sathya Sai Baba Center of San Francisco from 1982-4
David. J. Lyons - Follower from 1981 to 2000. Ex-President of the Center of Greater New Orleans.
Anthony LoGrasso - devotee from 1988 - 2000, Bolton, Connecticut, Manchester Center. Service Coordinator
David J. LaFratta - 25 years of deep devotion - 16 trips to India to see SSB. Windsor Center, Somers, Connecticut.
Nathan LaFratta - son of David above - raised as a Sai devotee. EHV student. Officer in the Young Adults Program. Participant in the Summer at Brindavan program. Windsor Center, Somers, Connecticut. Left SSB when father discovered his fraudulence.
Norman Green – long-time devotee. In the book business. Acted as conduit in obtaining Baba books. Manchester Center, Connecticut, USA.
Lori Kaplowitz - President of the newly formed Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA, USA. Acted as mentor to Young Adults program. coordinator of the first SSB Camp in Willimantic, CT, USA. Dropped out of movement prior to commencement of the camp.
Alvin Drucker – Almost continuously leading foreign resident at PN from 1970s till ca. 1990. Author of 'Sai Baba Gita'. Banned permanently from ashrams and all SSO meetings by SSB personally at Brindavan interview in 1992. (Confusingly/confusedly he still seems to worship SSB, though he also claims to be an advaitist). Note: Al Drucker is still a Sai Devotee as per recent videos.
Dennis J. Hanisch Follower for 27 years. Founder member and Vice-President, Seattle Center. Active in exposing SSB’s sexual activities.
Dave. G. Brandt – 1971- 2001. USA Official Contact for Nebraska, N. and S. Dakota. Wyoming/
Richard Nelson Member 1979-2000 Ex-President Santa Barbara Center.
Terry Nelson - Member 1979-2000.
Sharon Purcell - Follower for 32 years. Founder member of Tustin Center, California. Sathya Purcell Lifetime follower until age 23.
Shirley J. Pike - Ex-President, NC Region: Ex-President Cedar Rapids Center, Iowa.
Glen Meloy – SSO member for 26 years. Member of 1st Advisory Board of the SSB Society for USA. Co-Manager, Sathya Sai Book Center of America in 1974-5.
Tal Brooke - Prominent devotee 1969-1971. Victim of sexual approaches by SSB. Wrote exposure books, starting with ‘Avatar of Night’.
Al Rahm, wife and son - Office-bearing member of the SSO for decades. Regional Devotional Coordinator and founder of first Education in Human Values school in the U.S. All totally disaffected.
Paul Throne - USA 1988-2000 Center education coordinator Have been to see SSB 4 times, 1990, 1994, 1995-96 and 1999.
Taniya Weerasuriya Purcell - 1994-1998. Bal Vikas Teacher
Steve Woolard - President of Walnut Creek, CA center for 5 years
Bettina Woolard - 1991 - 2000 SSE teacher and Service Coordinator
Miriam Reinhart - 1987-2000 President Eugene, Oregon chapter 1993-1995 .
Jon Sutton - 1986 -2000 Hosting the Eugene Sai Center for fifteen years.
Ella Evers - 1986-2000 Various Offices plus hosting Eugene Sai Center for 15 years.
Lilian Pike - 1980 – 1998.
Lisa Tice - 1985-2000 President of Gig Harbor Center for 7 years
Jim Veenker - 1997-2000 Local Seva coordinator & vice president.
Matt Monahan - From 1981, resigned in June, 2000
Rick Raines - former president of the South Central Region. ( incl. Texas)
Susan - President - Sathya Sai Centre, Chicago. (closed Centre. North Chicago) Note: Last name removed because this person is not an ex-devotee as erroneously claimed by Robert Priddy
Barbara Dent - 1987- 2004
John Hart - 1986-1988
Barbara Sullivan - 1981 - (2003?)
Richard H. Allan - Fall 1977- Dec. 1999
James W. Paxton, USA - 1993-2001
Karen Harp, USA - 1993-1995 To think, I named my daughter after this man! I have since learned he has abused many of the pupils in his boys' schools.
Bonita Swordmaker, America - 1987-2002 Wedgewood group of Seattle, Washington.
Darren Fidels - 1974-2003
Arlene Mazak, Ph.D. - Follower 1975-2000
Greg Gerson - Follower from 1993-2003 - was molested
Kevin D.H. - 1993-2002
Carolyn Wise - 1998-2004
H. Devosey - Ex-member of Austin centre
Joe Apodaca - 1990-1999 ( had a friend who died at Sathya Sai Baba's Ashram).
Victor Brooks - Follower 1980 to 1998
Anurag S. Raj - 1996-1999
James Albert Danis - Follower for 13 years “Co-ordinator for Special Programs" - Christmas and Easter Programs at the Vancouver Sai Center and for The English Devotional Group.
Marianne Warren - Centre President, Toronto. Ran bookshop. Author of book on Shirdi Baba. Resigned due to disaffection & sexual allegations..
Michael Warren - Sai Centre President, Toronto. With wife, involved with SSB Book & Information Centre in Canada for many years. Growing disillusionment with SSB in the years prior to the total break in 2000, which was due to the homosexual/pedophile revelations.
Dhyani Jo Sinclair - Member and Sai Centre Secretary, 1995-2000. Learned of sexual molestations from victims.
Susan Angel - 1975 - 2001 Former Bal Vikas teacher
Michael & Daniel Ward - Investigative party with friends - involved since 1985.
Tony O'Clery - 1985-2000 Secretary, Vancouver Centre.
Sylvain Beauchamp - 1992-2004
Ms. Armande McKenna -1986 - 2001.
Adeel Amin - Follower 1990 to 2000 ex-Bal Vikas student
Helen Robitaille - Co-ordinator in the Montreal area
(Seven coordinators in Quebec province resigned prior to May 2001.)
Ron Laing. Former member of the World Council of SSO and Ex-President of UK SSO. Left Organisation (pre 1986).due to authoritarian leadership by I. Shah and major dissatisfaction with the Organisation's rules and practices.
Lucas Ralli - Ex-President of UK SSO and Central Coordinator for UK & Ireland. Sacked (pre-1994) from SSO for opposing I. Shah over many mismanagement issues. Ceased to visit SSB.soon afterwards.
David Bailey – 1994? to 1999. Favourite of SSB, over 100 interviews. Lives as professional musician now.
Faye Bailey - Took over editorship of Peggy Masons' Sai Baba magazine but then published 'The Findings'
Jacques McGreg - 1989 - 2003 Sai Worker
Margaret Tottle-Smith, 43 years Position in S.S.Org: ex Spiritual Convener Region 7 UK
June Ives, 20 years a follower. Aylesbury.
Hilary Cawsey, 3 years Position in S.S.Org: ex leader Exeter Centre Region 7 UK
Aime Levy - Ex-President of UK SSO and Central Coordinator for UK & Ireland. Sacked from SSO by Goldstein, backed up by I. Shah because of decades-long inalienable split between the Indian and native British faction (no fault of Levy). Left SSO and SSB ca. 2001.
Z. Parkinson - 1992-2000 - Convenor 1997-98
June Auton - organiser of dozens of value-education classes in UK but whose contributions were pointedly ignored by the Sai Org. and officially excluded. Withdrew from Sai Organisation and started independent Human Values organisation. No longer visits India.
Sanjay Dadlani - 1990-2001 Member of Youth Group, Mill Hill Sai Centre, North LondonAUSTRALIA
Barry Pittard - 1976-1999. Former English Lecturer, Sathya Sai College, Whitefield.
Brian Steel - Follower from 1984-2000. (Published 2 pro-SSB books prior to current writings)
Soma Jeyendren - 1989 -2001. Coordinator of celebrations, Pennanthills Center, NSW.
Stephen Carthew - Follower for 15 years Ex-office-bearer in the South Australian Org.
Hans de Kraker 1989 - 1997 Western Canteen Director Nov, Dec – 1996. Abused sexually by Sai Baba.
Barry K. Newton 1994 - 2001 Ex Chairperson Pennant Hills, ex Deputy Chairperson NSW Zone B
John Purnell 1987-1994. Also sexually abused by that fraud .
Roy Pendragon - 1990 to 1999 Former Administrator, Sathya Sai School, Perth, Western Australia. E/mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tania Gordon, Australia -1980-1 to 2000.
Mary Garden, Australia - Follower 1973 -1978 on and off. I wrote about my experiences with Sai Baba and the allegations of him being a hermaphrodite and a sexual predator on young boys in my book 'The Serpent Rising - a journey of spiritual seduction' published in 1988.
Pacus Gagu - follower: 1980 - 1993
Sarath Gunatunga - 1992 to 2004. I totally believed in this fellow
Robbie Curdorf - Secretary of the Sai Org. in Denmar, 1980s. Letter of resignation quoted reason as being the cultish nature of the Sai Org.
Asmus Bisgaard - several years in 1980s. Former Seva Coordinator for Copehnagen Centre.
Bitten Nelson - 17 years. Arranged visits, held lectures. Left SSB in 2000 after returning to Puttaparthi to investigate the sexual scandal.
Lars Winther - 1988 - 2001
Ole Alstrup - Left ashram in 1999 in life-threatening situation. Started Danish anti-Sai Baba website.
Anders Thisted -
Paul Misfeldt - National Youth Wing Coordinator. Defected due to knowing a young Italian who had been having sexual relations with SSB.
Liam Ekaf - 1999-2001
Conny Larsson - 1978-99 National Spiritual Coordinator from 1993-96, member since 1992. Victim of Sai Babas sexual molestation 1979-1983
Britt-Marie Andén - Centre President Gothenburg ca. 1989, National Coordinator 1991-1993. Then Head of Sai School in Gothenburg until closure and resignation 2000 due to sexual molestation of a son by SSB.
Magnus V - Over 20 years, many as office bearer in SSO. Founder member. Leader of the Stockholm Centre and National Coordinator of EHV in Sweden. Resigned 1999 when learning of SSB's sexual abuses from a Swedish victim & visiting David Bailey.
Annestina Vrethammar - Author of three books on Sai Baba, two published in Sweden. Resigned after learning of SSB's sexual abuses from a Swedish victim.
Mattias Öhlin - National Coordinator for the Sai Baba youth wing in Sweden for many years. Resigned 2000 on hearing of SSB's sexual molestations from a Swedish victim.
Sofia Öhlin - Coordinator for the youth spiritual wing. Resigned on hearing of SSB's sexual molestations from a Swedish victim.
Susana Contreras - Devotee for 15 years. Former Balvikas Teacher (from Venezuela).
Dr. Ove Svidin - former devotee who left after 75th birthday in Puttaparthi
Britt Danielsson - legal advisor for the Sathya Sai Baba organization in Sweden.
Vilfrid (Ville) Fast - left the Organisation and Sai Baba when teenager after having had ca.50 private interviews & many gifts.
Thomas Viehe -former leader of meditation groups: left Sai Organisation after contacting David Bailey.
Pierre Stahre - 1990-2000
Alf Tidemann-Johannessen - One of the first Norwegian devotees in the 1960s, described at length in Kasturi's official biography of SSB and elsewhere. H donated a helicopter for SSB's 50th birthday celebrations. He denounced SSB totally before 1985 as a deceiver and a thief, writing an exposé account. He lived mostly in Mexico until his death in 2000.
Bente Holdt – Member 1983/1991. Group Coordinator, Oslo 1983/1986. Resigned due to undue pressures from SSO leaders.
Reidun Priddy - 1983-2000 Founder member and Seva Wing Coordinator 1986-1998. Left Org. firstly, then was disaffected by allegations.
Robert Priddy - 1983-2001 Founder member, Coordinator of Oslo group & Centre. National leader, 1986-2000. Resigned due to the murders cover-up and after conclusive investigation of many sexual allegations against SSB.
Per Jensen – Member 1983/2002 Centre President Oslo 1997/1999. Left Sai Org. due to disaffection.
Ragnhild Aamot – Member 1990/2002. Centre President Oslo 1999-2001. Resigned from SSO due to disaffection.
Marit Larsen - Bergen group Coordinator 1996-2000. Resigned due to SSB sexual abuse facts.
Leo Boogaard - Centre President in 1984, sacked by T. Meyer. Later elected National Coordinator (1989-1992) and held leading EHV post. Left SSO and Sai Baba after decades in the mid/1990s.
Stijntje Riemersma - Follower for 20 years. Coordinator/Secretary Utrecht group, 6 years.
Hortense Quijs - 1995 – 2000 Maastricht Group Coordinator
Andries Krugers Dagneaux - Follower from 1992-2001. Ex-Coordinator of seva wing.
Catharina Elisabeth Kuyken - 1992-2000 Secretary of the Purmerend Group
Michel Koeman - 1987-2004 Zaanstad Seva & Bhajan Coordinator.
Jaap Hutte - 1978 – 1999. Translator, musician.
Jenny Knol - 1985-1999. Typist/corrector. Very much disappointed in SSB's 'truth'.
Klaas Knol - 1985-1999 . Translator/corrector.
Mrs Rian Oorthuizen - 1989 -2001. Member of Sai Org. in Utrecht.
Jet Hendriks - Coordinator of SSO group in Kerkade nr. Maastricht. Active worker, devoted for many years. Many visits to SSB.
Roel van der Neut - Kerkade group. Resigned 8-8-2000 after Bailey's report. Frequent ashram visitor, active follower for many years.
John vd Jagt - Follower 1993-2003
Angelica Bos - Follower 1993 till 1995
Cees de Volder - Follower 1998 - 2004
Ranada van Kralingen - ? - 2000
Petra van der Jagt - follower 1993-2003
Jens Sethi and wife - Both escaped from Prashanthi Nilaym after being warned of attempt on their lives. Registered formal charges against Sathya Sai Baba and with the German Police.
Richard and Ingrid Kuhn - Wrote & posted letter of resignation.
Alexis Hildebrandt - 1987-2002 I lived in India for nine years and heard many
personal accounts - there is no doubt about the truth of the
Virginia Villalon - 1985-1997 Secretary of Coordinating
Commitee Spain (Signed international petition)
Isidro Cachadiña Gutiérrez - 1989-2002. President of local Center
Sonia Mendoza de Rojas - 1990-2000.
María Tardío Cabrera - 2001-2002. Local coordinator.
Nieves Cáceres Follower -1991-1997
Felix Maria Woschek, Portugal - 1984 - 1998
Marcello Sandri - 1990-2002
Francesco Polenghi. Former EHV leader in Italy, left Sai org.
for an independent values education organisation called AVES. (Associazione di
Voluntariato per l'Educazione Alla Solidarieta'. The School Director is
(Prominent devotees with a son at Sai's college, Puttaparthi are know to have left due to the son's being abused sexually by Sai Baba)
Artur Wisniewski - National coordinator of SSO, resigned.
Felix Maria Woschek, Portugal - 1984 - 1998
Serguei Badaev - 1995-2001 Ex-President of Sai Org. Moscow Centre and Deputy National Chairman for Russia.
Dinara Badaeva - 1995-2001. Moscow Centre Educational Coordinator
William Lo - knew well a boy sexually abused by Sai Baba.
Lee Yue Heng - 1997-2001
Lionel Fernandez - Follower since1967. Centre Chairman May-October 2000
Jorge Reyesvera - 1983-2000 Leading office-bearer 1984-1996.
Sergio Arturo Loyola Michel 1976 to 2001. Composer and singer.
María G. García - 1997 to 2001 Centro Sai de la Colonia Roma México D.F.
Ma. Elena González Herrera - 1974-2001
Girasol Jiminez Ortega - 1985-2000
Ivan Lomelle Quintanilla - 1990-2000
Patricia Soler 1988-1999 Soy psicóloga (profesional) , viajé 4 veces a India .
Mercedes Pretto - 1980-1995.
Juan Pablo - Follower 1990-2000.
Salim Delgado - Student of SS Org.
Octavio Escobar - 1989-1999 Former President, SSSB La Magdalena Center, Bogota.
Norman Fajardo Martinez - 1994 to 2000. Spiritual Group Coordinator.
Antonia Pérez Esquivel - 1993-1997
Rosalia Malagelada de Neves - 1982 until 2001 .Follower from 1988. Difusión y Coordinadora Service Caribe Aereas (Venezuela Comite) I knew very closely two cases of abuse.
Rafael Izturriaga - Devotee 5 years
Manuel Antonio Piñero Martinez. - 1997 to 1999.
Miguel Velazquez - 1988 until 2001
Daniel Alberto Alegrett Salazar - 1998-2004
Mauro Leal - Follower 4 years
Jorge Arce, Perú - 1978 - 2000 Ex Presidente del Comite Coordinador (Ex-President of SSO's Coordinating Committee)
INDIA (our data here is obviously very incomplete, mostly for reasons of anonymity and avoidance of possible reprisals)
Subramanyan Iyer - Sevak 1981 - 2000
Williams - 1978-2003 Ex-Sai college student
Bhanu Chopra - Follower 1981-1988. Student at Prashanthi Nilayam
Padma Surya, - India. Follower 1986-2003
Prem Latha - Follower for 8 years (Bangalore)
Dr. N. Bhatia - former Head of Sathya Sai Blood Transfusion Unit at Puttaparthi hospital. Sacken by SSB and forced away from the area by thugs after challenging SSB on anal rape of a 7th grade student.
Basava Premanand - 1968-1974 Worker in SSB Org., Podanur
Reshma Karki - 1990 -2004
Prisha Pandey - 1985 to 2003
Raaid Iqbal - (was abused)
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