Staff & Consultants

Marci Nakano
Executive Director

Brittany Ryerson
Marketing & Events Manager

Colleen Yamaguchi
Director of Programs

Board of Directors


Ellen Kinney
EDI Class of 2006
Amazon, General Manager, Amazon Capital Services

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

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



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

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

Chad Oishi
EDI Class of 2000
The Boeing Company, Quality Leader

Gina Walker
EDI Class of 2010
TEC Equipment, Chief Financial Officer

Kumi Baruffi
Columbia Banking System, Inc., Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Char Grinolds
EDI Class of 1996
KeyBank, retired Vice President

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

Eric Nguyen
Kollective Technology,
Chief Product Officer

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, Summit Properties NW

  • Masa Lapilio, Class of 2017, The Boeing Company

  • Melinda Pizarro, Class of 2016, Daimler Trucks North America

  • Jeff Racicot, Class of 2016, Bonneville Power Administration

  • Linda Sok, Class of 2016, The Boeing Company