VJAMM Committee Members

Current Members of the VJAMM Committee: Kay Brown, Nikki Gilbert, Phyllis Hayashibara, Mae Kakehashi, Arnold Maeda,

Brian Maeda, Alice Stek, Suzanne Thompson, and Emily Winters.

Joe Belli, Darren Noriyuki, Kay Brown, Emily Winters

Kay Brown (above center, with Joe Belli, Darren Noriyuki, Emily Winters): artist, Venice Arts Council

Nikki Gilbert (below right, with Bill Rosendahl): Sushi Girl, Venice High School Alumni Association

Bill Rosendahl & Nikki Gilbert

Phyllis Hayashibara (below right with Scott Pine) : retired Venice High School Social Studies teacher

Scott Pine & Phyllis Hayashibara

Mae Kakehashi (below right with sister Mary Nomura): former Manzanar internee

Mary Nomura & Mae Kakehashi

Arnold Maeda (below right with Kim Maeda): former Manzanar internee, Friends of Manzanar

Arnold Maeda & Kim Maeda

Brian Maeda (below left with Bill Rosendahl): filmmaker, former Manzanar internee, Manzanar Committee

Brian Maeda (left) with Bill Rosendahl

Alice Stek (below right with Emily Winters, Phyllis Hayashibara, Suzanne Thompson): OB-GYN, Venice Peace and Freedom Party

Emily Winters, Phyllis Hayashibara, Suzanne Thompson, Alice Stek

Suzanne Thompson (below right with Emily Winters): producer, Venice Arts Council, Endangered Art Fund

Suzanne Thompson (right) with Emily Winters: producer, Venice Arts Council, Endangered Art Fund

Emily Winters (below left with Esther Chaing): artist, Venice Arts Council

Emily Winters (left) with Esther Chaing: artist, Venice Arts Council

Emeritus members of the VJAMM Committee

Don Geagan (left) with Bruce Embrey

Don Geagan (above left with Bruce Embrey of the Manzanar Committee): Free Venice Beachhead Collective, Venice Peace and Freedom Party

Fred Hoshiyama (below left with Maria): Westside YMCA, Venice Culver JACL (passed away December 30, 2015)

Fred Hoshiyama and caretaker, Mary

Marc Salvatierra (below): Researcher, Venice Historical Society

Marc Salvatierra (below): Researcher, Venice Historical Society

Jim Smith (below right with Craig and Laura Ferre) : Free Venice Beachhead Collective

Jim Smith

Yosh Tomita (below right with Jennifer Tomita): former Manzanar internee (passed away January 19, 2017)

Jennifer Tomita and Yosh Tomita, former Manzanar internee who passed away January 19, 2017