The Secretariat, headed by the CEO, organizes the annual conference, seminars, and other events and oversees the Council’s day-to-day affairs.

Name:Sharon Nakama
Title:Chief Executive Officer
bio:Aloha! I’m Sharon Nakama, the CEO of PTC. I, along with the entire secretariat staff have the privilege of serving the PTC membership.
Name:Kate Knutsen
Title:Membership Manager
bio:As PTC’s Membership Manager, I am responsible for membership development.
Name:Liane Kobayashi
Title:Administrative Assistant
bio:Aloha, I’m Liane Kobayashi, PTC’s Administrative Assistant. My responsibilities include supporting the daily operations of the secretariat and conference preparation.
Name:Anamarcia Lacayo, PhD.
bio:Hi, I’m Anamarcia Lacayo. As PTC’s Communications Officer, I am responsible for the organization’s external communications.
Name:Grace Lo
Title:Program Manager
bio:I am responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of special projects and new initiatives including the PTC 40th Anniversary Conference.
Name:Alisa Lum
Title:IT Systems / Network Administrator
bio:Hi! I’m Alisa Lum. My responsibilities include database and network administration, systems analysis, and technical support.
Name:Jacie Matsukawa, CMP
Title:Meeting Planner
bio:Aloha, I’m Jacie Matsukawa, PTC’s meeting planner. I oversee the operations and planning of Spectrum Futures. I also manage sponsorship opportunities and assist with the coordination of the featured participants for PTC’s annual conference.
Name:Jason O'Rourke
Title:Marketing Manager
bio:Aloha, I’m Jason O’Rourke. I handle the marketing for PTC, coordinating our external advertising efforts as well as advertising opportunities through PTC and the annual conference.
Name:Shawn Reed
Title:Web Content Publisher & Graphic Designer
bio:Aloha, I’m Shawn Reed. I assist with design and content publishing of PTC’s collateral materials via print and web.
Name:Jalina Shrestha
Title:Accounting Assistant
bio:Aloha, I’m Jalina Shrestha. I take care of the recording and posting of payments and receipts, cutting the checks, and reconciling the bank account.
Name:Janice Spencer
Title:Accounting Manager
bio:Aloha, I’m Janice Spencer. I am responsible for all areas related to financial reporting, which include billing, cash receipts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget, and monthly financial reporting.
Name:Lori Takeuchi
Title:Lead Conference & HR Coordinator
bio:Aloha. I’m Lori Takeuchi. My primary responsibilities include conference operations, personnel and payroll. Note: PTC does not accept unsolicited resumes.