DIRECTORATE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HELEN M. NAGATA, Ph.D.

President of the Board

Associate Professor of Art History  (School of Art and Design, 201B) Northern Illinois University

LAUREN DEUTSCH

Vice President of the Board

Former Executive Director of Jazz Institute of Chicago Currently Freelance Consultant


YUKIKO AOKI 

Board Secretary

Co-Owner, AOYA INC.

LENORA LEE 

Executive Director, Lenora Lee Dance, LLC

c/o Asian Improv aRts

JURI SEKIGUCHI 

CNA 

AVP, Organizational Effectiveness & Transformation

BRADLEY A. YEE  

Board Treasurer

GenRyu Arts, Advisory Council Chair, Retired Banking Executive

JOYCE ASHIZAWA-YEE 

Administrator

GENRYU ARTS & NATIONAL GINTENKAI PROJECT

SANDRA INOUYE

Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy - Midwestern University

FRANCIS WONG 

Board Consultant

Asian Improv aRts National, Chair

ADVISORY BOARD FOR TRADITIONAL PRACTICES

JOANNE KIYOKO TOHEI - Director of Outreach, Tsukasa Taiko


STEVEN G. DUCKLOW RRT-NPS - Former Neonatal Intensive Care / Respiratory Care Dept.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


LISA SLOAN - Japanese American Citizens League

Chicago Chapter Treasurer

ADJUNCT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TATSU AOKI - Executive Director / Artistic Director

Asian Improv aRts Midwest

STAFF

TATSU AOKI - Executive Director

KIOTO AOKI - General Operations Director / AIRMW Program Curator / Tsukasa Taiko Leader
NORIKO SUGIYAMA - Taiko Program Officer & Guest Instructor /  Facilities Manager
FUJIMA SHUNOJO - Shubukai Head Instructor

FUJIMA YOSHINOJO (RIKA LIN) - Shubukai Programming Director

KISHINO TAKAGISHI - Media & Marketing Designer / AV Consultant / Curator
HARUHI KOBAYASHI - Marketing / AV Consultant
CALEB WILLITZ  - Sound Consultant