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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. 

Mark DiPaolo, Director/Treasurer

Founder, MJ Investments

Retired. (Executive Director, US Managed Markets, Novartis Pharma AG; Assumed several leadership posts in the Europe and USA in Novartis Pharma AG); Concert Pianist

Emily M. Cohen, Esq., Director/Secretary

Immigration attorney at Steel, Doebley & Glassman, P.C.

Emily Cohen has practiced exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law since 1989. Her practice includes the full spectrum of business and individual immigration clients, including multinational corporations, information technology companies, healthcare institutions, and academic and research organizations.    Early in her career as a private practitioner, Mrs. Cohen established the Immigration Law Center in Philadelphia to serve as a community resource on immigration matters. She has written and lectured extensively on immigration at both the university level and for corporate clients

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 

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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