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Board of Directors & Officers

Tomoko Torii
Christiaan Morssink

Tomoko Torii, President & Executive Director (Co-Founder)

President, Japanese Association of Greater Philadelphia 1998-2009; 2010-Present - President Emeritus, JAGP; Present-Chair, JAGP Advisory Board; Board of Director (1998 – 2009), Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (1998-2009); Director Philadelphia Opera Guild (1996 – 1999); Women’s Committee Member, Mann’s Performing Center (1998-1999): Recipient of Outstanding Community Leader, ABC TV Asian Advisory Board 2014; Outstanding Community Leader, Suffolk County New York.

Not only worked in the International consultancy field but also advisory for not-for-profits having managed a few 501( C) 3 organizations including community service organizations..

Christiaan Morssink, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director/Chair, Peace Committee

Executive Director, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, retired Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center of Public Health Initiatives of the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Morssink studied cultural anthropology and non-Western sociology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and obtained a MPH from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.  Besides a long career in Public Health related work, Christiaan has been involved in promoting global awareness through citizenship activism. As such he is a founding board member of the Global Water Alliance, as well as the Global Philadelphia Association, and has joined the boards of several organizations that are deeply involved in disarmament and peace building. 

Shacker Mourad, R. Ph., MBA, Director/Chair, Outreach

Founding President, Noahspharma

Lecturer, The Wharton School of Business

Adjunct Professor, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business, University of Sciences Philadelphia

Formerly an executive at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 

Doug Shimell, Director/PR & Media

Doug is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, who has chased tornadoes, rooted out corruption and performed off- Broadway. He has appeared in commercials for AT&T, Activia and, ahem, Cologuard! He has appeared in films with Corbin Bernsen and produced long-running documentaries on Netflix. Doug hs been the strong anchor emceeing the Harmony For Peace Peace Concerts at the world stages at such venues as Carnegie Hall or Jazz at Lincoln Center and Kimmel Center.

During his 35 years in television news, Doug advocated for the voiceless and powerless. His coverage resulted in tougher laws and regulations governing truck drivers, puppy mills, illegal diet pills, and corrupt public officials.

Since retiring from NBC News Philadelphia, Doug has immersed himself in his passion for film and theater, appeared in "Singing in the Rain" as Dexter and Male Vocal Coach, “Annie, The Musical” as FDR, and Professor Porter in "Tarzan, The Musical."


Karen Kludjian, Director

Founding Partner and Director, Kozel & Kludjian Copywriting Services.

A seasoned professional in advertising having worked with many Fortune 500 corporations.  Karen has a wealth of experience in marketing and advertising and has been a supporter of Harmony For Peace since its inception. Karen has been a long time committee member focusing the organization's promotions and PR efforts. She will continue to work with both the Board Members and Committee Members to help spread HFP's message of peace and friendship with emphasis on its vision and plans for future activities.

Advisory Board

Stephen A. Bornstein, Esq.

Wall Street Counsel

Sr. Vice President, D.E. Shaw & Company

General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Bear Stearns Asset Management Inc.

Richard J. Findlay

Managing Partner, The Tori Group

Over 25 years of experience in Management Consultancy in Life Science and Pharmaceuticals Sectors, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers,

Partner, Diamond Management & Technology, CSC,

CEO at RxCentric; Partner at Ernst & Young, AT Kearney

Robert E. Frye 

Producer, Independent Documentary Film-maker

Managing Director, Whistling Communications

An Emmy award winning producer and director of documentaries and network news programs for over four decades.

Stephen Fox

Managing Director of Life Sciences at The Exequor Group

Global Practice Leader, Sales Performance, IMS Health

Global Healthcare Solution, CSC;  Director, Pfizer 

Ernst Lurker

artist, poet, composer

Founder & President, Play Art Inc.

Inventor of the art movement of “PlayArt”

Dennis Morikawa Esq.

Partner at Morgan Lewis LLP

Patner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius since 1974

Honorary Consul General of Japan

Alexander Motyl Ph.D.

author, artist-painter, poet

Professor of political science at Rutgers University

Dr. Motyl has written and published five fictions.

William H. Roberts, Esq.

Partner and General Counsel of Blank Rome LLP

Patrick Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.R

Former Chair, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Temple University; Former President, Philadelphia Opera Guild and Philadelphia Opera Company until 1999.  A radiation oncologist in Hershey, Pennsylvania Professor at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

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