Project Dana Advisory Council

Project Dana logo (lotus blossom)Project Dana Advisory Council (formerly committee), started in 1990, meets 5 times annually, for two hours, on Saturdays at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission’s Annex Hall. The membership is composed of committed volunteers with pertinent backgrounds in elder affairs, administration, health, accounting, law, clergy and social concerns. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the Moiliili Hongwanji’s Board of Directors regarding the overall direction and objectives of the project and assist in program design, community relations, and fundraising.

Chairpersons

Mrs. Cynthia Ogasawara 2010 – Present
Mrs. Shimeji Kanazawa 1996 – 2009
Mrs. Martha Samson 1991 – 1996
Mrs. Rose Nakamura 1990

Present Members

Mrs. Shimeji Kanazawa (chair emerita)
Mrs. Cynthia Ogawawara (chair)
Mrs. Mernie Miyasato-Crawford (vice chair)
Mrs. Cynthia Hughes (secretary)
Mr. Harold Kuwahara (treasurer)
Mr. Blayne Higa (ex-officio)
Bishop Eric Matsumoto (ex-officio)
Mr. Alton Niyamoto (ex-officio)
Mrs. Rose Nakamura (ex-officio) administrator
Dr. Mary Bitterman
Rev. Earl Ikeda
Mrs. Margaret Brown
Mr. Walter Ebisu
Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani
Mr. Bryson Ho
Mr. Masuo Kino
Mr. Makoto Kunimune
Rev. Shigenori Makino
Mrs. Theolinda Matsumoto
Dr. Jon Matsuoka
Ms. Joy Miyasaki
Mr. Rusty Nakagawa
Rev. David Nakamoto
Mr. Ken Okimoto
Mr. Rebecca Ryan
Mrs. Martha Samson
Mrs. Lei Shimizu
Mr. Clifford Takishita
Mr. Richard Tokuoka
Mrs. Carol Yamamoto
Mrs. Chihoko Yosemori