Staff & Consultants

Marci Nakano
Executive Director

Brittany Ryerson
Marketing & Events Manager

Colleen Yamaguchi
Director of Programs

Board of Directors


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

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

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

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



Ellen Kinney
EDI Class of 2006
Amazon, General Manager, Amazon Capital (Lending)

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

Char Grinolds
EDI Class of 1996
KeyBank, retired Vice President

Barney Herrera
EDI Class of 2014
Seattle Credit Union, VP of Strategic Partnerships


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

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

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

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

Kevin Siu
EDI Class of 2016
The Boeing Company, International Financial Analyst

April Tomlinson
EDI Class of 2017
KeyBank, Merchant Sales Advisor

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

Winny Chao
EDI Class of 2014
Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Operations & Events Manager

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

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

Urmi Kavi
EDI Class of 2008
Puget Sound Energy, Sr. IT Architect

Alton Ma
EDI Class of 2017
The Boeing Company, Industrial Engineer

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

Joann Miranda
EDI Class of 2007
KeyBank, Executive Assistant

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

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, Senior Vice President, Operations, NW Natural

Leadership DiscoverY Program Chairs

  • May de los Reyes, Class of 2013, Keller William Realty

  • Barney Herrera, Class of 2014, Seattle Credit Union

  • Masa Lapilio, Class of 2017, The Boeing Company

  • Carmen Marttila, Class of 2013, KeyBank

  • Jeff Racicot, Class of 2016, Bonneville Power Administration

  • Phil Tran, Class of 2015, Daimler Trucks North America

  • Linda Sok, Class of 2016, The Boeing Company