JETAANY is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors made up of JET alumni and prominent people in the Japanese American Community in the NYC area. They are responsible for overseeing the operations of the alumni organization and give guidance to the executive committee (president, vice president, treasurer and secretary). Directors serve a term of two years. We need a quorum of 100 votes to confirm the 2021 JETAANY Board of Directors. The deadline to vote is Thursday, December 31st 11:59 pm EDT.
We have seven members continuing their term and two members up for re-election. We need your support to confirm the reelection of two candidates.
Board Members up for re-election
Amber Liang, Kochi ALT, 2006-2008
Monica Yuki, Saitama ALT, 2002-2004
Current Board Members
Brenda McKinney, Saga ALT, 2006-2009
Christy Jones, Nagasaki ALT, 1995-1998
Joe Moore, Saga ALT, 2010-2013
Kia Cheleen, Aichi CIR 1996-1998
Lee-Sean Huang, Oita ALT 2003-2006
Susan McCormac, Founder, Japan Culture NYC
Zachary Piper, Kochi CIR 2001-2004
Andy Shartzer (ex officio, JETAANY President), Shizuoka ALT 2014-2016
Please click below to confirm the re-election of the candidates
Statements from Board Members Up For Re-election
Kochi Prefecture ALT, 2006-2008
It has been an honor to serve the JETAANY community since 2008. JET was one of the most transformative experiences of my life, and I knew that even though my JET experience had ended, I wanted to stay involved in the JET community as an alumna. Over the years, I’ve helped coordinate a slew of prominent JETAANY events, I was secretary from 2009-2010, and I have served on the board of directors since 2012. I love seeing JETAANY thrive and hope to continue to support the chapter the best that I can.
Saitama Prefecture ALT, 2002-2004
As a dedicated and passionate advocate for the success and growth of JETAANY, I am seeking another term on the Board of Directors. I have held a leadership role with JETAANY for the past 16 years, and during that time I’ve had the pleasure of serving as President, Vice President, and Social Chair. I would like to continue to support the executive leadership team and their effort of promoting the JET Program, assisting returning JETs, and strengthening ties between JET alumni and the community. I bring with me institutional knowledge of the organization, boundless enthusiasm, and deep commitment to the alumni and JETAANY’s mission.