The Japanese American Citizens League announces the appointment of Stephanie Nitahara as interim executive director, effective April 3. JACL is grateful for her commitment to the community and willingness to step up in a variety of roles over the last year.
Ms. Nitahara has nearly five years of experience on staff for JACL working out of the Pacific Southwest Regional Office. Hired as the Pacific Southwest Regional Director, she most recently served as interim associate director, working in partnership with former interim executive director William Yoshino to manage the organization in this period of transition.
Prior to joining the staff, Ms. Nitahara served JACL in a variety of board roles, including Midwest District governor, Midwest District youth representative and Chicago Chapter board member.
Her experiences in these varied roles provide her with a unique perspective that is an incredible asset to our organization.
We thank her for taking on additional responsibilities as we work toward selecting a permanent executive director.
JACL National Board