Board Leadership

Board of Trustees

Drake Snodgrass, President
President
Drake’s 7 Dees Landscaping

Doug de Weese, Vice President
CEO
Hoyt Holdings LLC

Dr. Calvin Tanabe, Vice President
Retired Neurosurgeon

Paul Schommer, President Elect
Principal, Schommer & Sons

Jeff Wolfstone, Treasurer
Shareholder
Lane Powell PC

Trish Adams, Secretary
President
Opinionated

Robert Zagunis, Immediate Past President
Chairman
Keturi LLC

Jim Coonan
President
C2 Cattle Co.

Barton Eberwein 
Executive V.P. Hoffman Corp. (retired)
Oregon Honorary Consul, Canada

Katherine Frandsen
Community Volunteer
Owner, Katherine Frandsen Design

Jeanne Giordano Frasca
President, Jeanne Giordano Ltd, Design and Planning

Sally Gibson
Community Volunteer

Ronna Hoffman
Philanthropist, Community Volunteer

Janelle Jimerson 
Community Volunteer

Yoshio Kurosaki
President and CEO
Summit Properties

Naoki Kuze
President/CEO
St. Cousair, Inc.

Polly Lauser
Community Volunteer

Martin Lotti
Vice President / Brand Design
Nike Inc.

Travers Hill Polak
Community Volunteer

Sue Reynolds
Educator

Cathy Rudd
OHSU Center for Woman’s Health
Community Volunteer

Dan Schwoerer
CEO
Bullseye Glass Co.

Mark Stell 
Managing Partner
Portland Coffee Roasters

John Tarpey
Journalist, Diplomat

Dorie Vollum
Arts Advocate
Community Volunteer

Alice Wiewel
Retired Oregon State architect

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Foundation Board

Sandy Chandler, Chair
Designer & Photographer
Sandra Chandler Photography

Valerie Sasaki, Vice President
Partner
Samuels Yoelin Kantor, LLP

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

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

F. Gregory Fitz-Gerald
Financial Services Executive (retired)

Katherine Desmond Frandsen
Community Volunteer
Owner, Katherine Frandsen Design

Evan Gremillion, CFP
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley

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

Dona Tarpey
Diplomat
Community Volunteer

Rebecca Teasdale
Community Volunteer
Rebecca Teasdale Design

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

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International Advisory Board

Japan Members

Masataka Hata
President, Shoyeido Incense Co.
Kyoto, Japan

Masatoshi Ito
Senior Corporate Advisor, 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

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 (retired)
Los Angeles, CA

George Takei
Actor
Los Angeles, CA

Junki Yoshida
Chairman and CEO, Yoshida Group
Portland, OR and San Diego, CA

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