Board of Trustees and Honorary Advisors

The Hakone Board of Trustees is an integral part of the Foundation. Trustees are appointed for two-year terms, with a maximum three consecutive terms.


Executive Board

    Ann Waltonsmith, Ph.D. - Psychologist; Former Saratoga City Council member (profile)


    Faramarz Yazdani, Ph.D. - President, Meridian Financial Services Inc


    Yuki Hashimoto - Engineer; Designer

City Council member

    Emily Lo - Vice Mayor and Former Mayor of Saratoga; promotional products business owner
Former Chair

    Connie Young Yu - Historian; Author; Community Leader (profile)

Members of the full Hakone Board of Trustees

Mary Lynne Bernald, City Council Member; Community Leader

Beverly Harada - Realtor, Sereno Group

Reiko Iwanaga - Teacher, Odori Japanese Dance; Leader, San Jose Obon Odori Festival &

                           Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS); Owner, At Your Request Events
Sandy Miller - Financial Systems Analyst

Elaine Salter - Artist; Japanese Antique Restorer

Miki Shimabe - International Affairs Professional

Hiroshi Tomita - President, Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.

Hakone Honorary Advisors

Bradley Davis - President of West Valley College, Saratoga

William E. Glennon - Former Saratoga Mayor who spearheaded the purchase of Hakone
Floyd Kvamme - Venture Capitalist
Yoriko Kishimoto - Former Mayor of Palo Alto City; now on Board of Directors, Mid-Peninsula Open Space

Allen Miner - Group Chairman/CEO, SunBridge USA

Norman Mineta - Former Member of both U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Secretary of Transportation; now President/CEO, Mineta & Assoc. LLC

Richard Moe - Former President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Morihito Nagai - Retired; major donor for building CEC

Supervisor Joe Simitian, County Board of Supervisors

Yoshihiro Uchida - Former Judo Head Coach, SJSU; businessperson
Henry Yamate - Retired businessperson