Board of Directors & Officers
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
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.
Managing Director of Life Sciences at The Exequor Group
Global Practice Leader, Sales Performance, IMS Health
Global Healthcare Solution, CSC; Director, Pfizer
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