Board Leadership

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Board of Trustees

Robert Zagunis, President
Chairman
Keturi LLC

Drake Snodgrass, President Elect
President
Drake’s 7 Dees Landscaping

Dr. Calvin Tanabe, Vice President
Retired Neurosurgeon

Paul Schommer, Vice President
Project Manager
Schommer & Sons

Doug de Weese, Treasurer
CEO & Founder
Rare Air USA

Janelle Jimerson, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Trish Adams
President
Opinionated

Gwyneth Gamble Booth
Community Volunteer
Chair, PGE Foundation

Ann Carter
Founder
ACCtion Strategic Marketing Services

Katherine Desmond Frandsen
Community Volunteer
Owner, Katherine Frandsen Design

Bill Hughes
President / Owner
W.A. Hughes Construction Inc.

Yoshio Kurosaki
President and CEO
Summit Properties

Polly Lauser
Community Volunteer

Martin Lotti
Vice President / Brand Design
Nike Inc.

Paul Loving
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight

Lindley Morton
Green Gables Design and Restoration

Darren Nakata
NW Natural

Travers Hill Polak
Community Volunteer

Sue Reynolds
Educator

Cathy Rudd
OHSU Center for Woman’s Health
Community Volunteer

Dan Schwoerer
CEO Bulls Eye Glass

Dorie Vollum
Arts Advocate
Community Volunteer

Alice Wiewel
Retired Oregon State architect

Jeff Wolfstone
Shareholder
Lane Powell PC

Carmen Wong
Certified Financial Planner®, Wealth Advisor
Buckingham Strategic Wealth

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Foundation Board

Dee Ross, Chair
Senior Client Portfolio Manager
Invesco

Dede DeJager, Vice President
Broker & Premier Executive Director
Windermere Stellar Real Estate

Stephen D. Bloom, President
Chief Executive Officer
Portland Japanese Garden

Diane Freeman, Secretary / Treasurer
Director of Finance
Portland Japanese Garden

Trish Adams
President
Opinionated Agency

Sandy Chandler
Designer & Photographer
Sandra Chandler Photography

Katherine Desmond Frandsen
Community Volunteer
Owner, Katherine Frandsen Design

Greg Fitz-Gerald
Financial Services Executive (retired)

James D Lynch
Director
Intel Corporation

Allan Mercer
Chief Investment Officer, The Munster Freeman Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Valerie Sasaki
Partner
Samuels Yoelin Kantor, LLP

Cecelia Tanaka
Consultant, Global Philanthropy
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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International Advisory Board

Japan Members

Masataka Hata
President, Shoyeido Incense Co.
Kyoto, Japan

Masatoshi Ito
Executive Officer and Chairman of Company, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Koichi Kajima
Former Director, Kajima Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Amy Katoh
Author, Scholar, Japanese Culture Specialist
Tokyo, Japan

Kengo Kuma
Architect, Kengo Kuma & Associates
Tokyo, Japan

Toshiaki Kuno
Chairman & CEO, Mimasu Corporation
Chairman & CEO, Sankyu Corporation
Ibaraki, Japan

Shiro Nakane
President, Nakane and Associates
Kyoto, Japan

Koichi and Mihoko Nezu
Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Nezu Museum
Honorary Chairman, Tobu Department Store
Tokyo, Japan

Kenichiro Sasae
President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
Tokyo, Japan

Catherine Watters Sasanuma
Philanthropist
Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, WA

Makoto Suzuki
Principal, Tokyo NODAI Green Academy
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Tokyo, Japan

Takashi Uyeno
Chairman & CEO, Uyeno Transtech Ltd.
Yokohama and Kamakura, Japan

Shiro Wakui
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Tokyo City University
Tokyo, Japan

Tadashi and Teruyo Yanai
Chairman, President & CEO, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. and Uniqlo
Tokyo, Japan

Shigeho Yoshida
Chief Priest, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kamakura, Japan

 

Honorary Members

The Honorable Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator of Hawaii
Honorary Member

His Excellency Koji Tomita
Ambassador of Japan to the United States
Honorary Member

 

North America & International Members

Carolyn A. Berry Wilson, Chairperson
Philanthropist, Berry Family Foundation
Honolulu, HI

John Anderson
Founder, Anderson Japanese Garden
Rockford, IL

Alan Davis
Consultant, Davis Hospitality Group
London, United Kingdom

Mimi Gardner Gates
Asian Art Historian and Scholar
Seattle, WA

David Jansen
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
New York, NY

John Jay
President, Fast Retailing Global Creative Lab
Portland, OR

Joseph Krakora
Executive Officer, National Gallery of Art (retired)
Washington, D.C.

Janet Montag
Philanthropist
New York, NY

Larry Murakami
Manager, Five Senses LLC
Honolulu, HI

Kathleen M. Pike
Professor and Director, Global Mental Health Program, Columbia University
New York, NY

Holly Shimizu
President, United States Botanic Garden (retired)
Washington, D.C.

Robert Singer
Curator, Japanese Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA

George Takei
Actor
Los Angeles, CA

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