Board of Directors


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is an integral part of the organization - performance of maintenance, funding, and program development of the Garden.

Board Officers

Kiyoko Toyama


Business Executive

Norio Tsuchiya

Vice President

triARC Creative Director, Senior Project Manager

Paula West


Retired CEO, Phoenix Sister Cities

Connie Lords


Accounting & Organizational Management

Michael Whiting


General Manager, Sun City West

Board Members

Beth Cole

Past President
Event Planner & Non-Profit Consultant

Janice Shimokubo

Marketing Specialist

Jeremy Crews

IT Specialist

Camille King

Phoenix Sister City, Himeji Committee Liaison

Melissa Sanderson


Beverly Washichek
Liaison-Executive Director, Japan Business Assoc. of AZ

Travys Harvey