Staff & Consultants

Marci Nakano
Executive Director

Brittany Ryerson
Events Manager

Colleen Yamaguchi
Director of Programs

Vivian Huang
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors



Chad Oishi
EDI Class of 2000
The Boeing Company, Portland Paint Operations, Site Leader



Carmen Marttila
EDI Class of 2013
KeyBank, Vice President, Sr. Lead Relationship Manager, Key@Work





Char Grinolds
EDI Class of 1996
KeyBank, retired Vice President



Vanna Novak
EDI Co-Founder
Speak to Persuade™, President



S. Mae Fujita Numata
EDI Class of 1994
Numata Consulting PLLC, Founder





Joseph Lilly
EDI Class of 2011 & 2012
Oregon Transfer Co., Chief Financial Officer

Amy Tam-Naulty
Nike, Inc., Planning Director, North America Basketball & NBA



Ellen Kinney
EDI Class of 2006
Amazon, Director of Student &  Millennial Marketing

Roberto Lu
EDI Class of 2007
Vice President of Corporate Technology, TE Connectivity

Cynthia Wang
IBM, Director, Market Development




Claire Mak
EDI Class of 2013
Manager, Prototype Development, Daimler Trucks North America

Ratta Nehmer
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, Business & Planning Analyst

Linda Ngov
EDI Class of 2016
Bonneville Power Administration, Electronics Engineer

Kelly Sisomphou
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, CNC Operator

Gabe Cobo
EDI Class of 2015
The Boeing Company, Finance Manager

Jaenice Cu
EDI Class of 2013
The Boeing Company, Finance Manager

Latia Kelly
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, Procurement Analyst

Bao Nguyen
EDI Class of 2013
The Boeing Company, Supply Chain Specialist

AJ Singh
EDI Class of 2015
The Boeing Company, Electrical Design Engineer

Kevin Siu
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, Business & Planning Analyst

Ashton Vian
EDI Class of 2014
The Boeing Company, Procurement Manager

Grace Yeung
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, Supplier Account Manager

Honorary Board

  • Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest, JP Morgan Chase
  • Florence Chang, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Multicare
  • Brenda Handley, President, Gobo Enterprises LLC
  • J.D. Hokoyama, retired President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
  • Mary Knell, CEO, Washington & Western Canada, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Sandra Madrid, Special Assistant to Vice President of Minority Affairs & Vice Provost of Diversity, University of Washington
  • Tomio Moriguchi, Chairman, Uwajimaya, Inc.
  • Assunta Ng, Publisher, Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Jenette Ramos, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company
  • Cal Shirley, retired Vice President, Puget Sound Energy
  • Grant Yoshihara, Vice President, Utility Operations, NW Natura

Leadership DiscoverY Program Chairs

  • Mark Martinez, Class of 2013, ProAmpac
  • Carmen Marttila, Class of 2013, KeyBank
  • Phil Tran, Class of 2015, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Jacob Trieu, Class of 2015, The Boeing Company
  • Andreas Winardi, Class of 2014, Energy Star Consulting