VJAMM Committee Members

Current Members of the VJAMM Committee: Kay Brown, Nikki Gilbert, Phyllis Hayashibara, Mae Kakehashi, Brian Maeda, Alice Stek, Suzanne Thompson, Jennifer Tomita and Emily Winters.

VJAMM Committee Members (In Memoriam): Yoshinori Tomita, Arnold Maeda

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, the Songbird of Manzanar): 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