Our Team

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naomi kawamura

Executive Director
Originally from California, Naomi has held senior leadership positions with numerous arts & cultural organizations in the United States, including the San Diego History Centre, the California Centre for the Arts, the Museum of Children's Art, among others. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, her Master’s degree from the Harvard University, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on collective identity and memory practices of post-World War II communities. 


Lindsay FONG

Marketing & Communications Manager
Lindsay was born and raised in Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Arts + Design. For almost 6 years she has been part of the NPF team,


Bobby Ruegamer

Development Assistant
Bobby Ruegamer, a native of North Vancouver, is a new addition most recent staff addition to the Nikkei Place Foundation. He is the grandson of Jane Nimi and the late Robert Nimi, founding supporters of Nikkei Place.