Secretariat

The Secretariat, headed by the CEO, organizes the Annual Conference, seminars, events, community initiatives, and oversees PTC’s day-to-day affairs.

Meet the Secretariat team and what they do. Contact us with any inquiries regarding PTC or the Annual Conference.

Name:Sharon Nakama
Title:Chief Executive Officer
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bio:Provides overall direction of PTC’s operations and activities, and serves the PTC Membership community, along with the entire secretariat staff.
Name:Nicole Fuertes
Title:Marketing and Communications Director
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bio:Manages the external marketing and communications for PTC and the Annual Conference.
Name:Jamie Hartman, CMP
Title:Meeting Coordinator
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bio:Coordinates the Annual Conference program participant proposal process and the PTC Awards 2020.
Name:Kate Knutsen
Title:Membership Manager
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bio:Responsible for membership development, benefits, and events.
Name:Liane Kobayashi
Title:Executive Assistant
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bio:Supports the daily operations of the secretariat and preparations for the Annual Conference.
Name:Anamarcia Lacayo, PhD.
Title:Solutions Architect
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bio:Designs, builds, and oversees digital solutions for PTC.
Name:Grace Lo
Title:Program Manager
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bio:Manages the PTC Young Scholar Program, PTC Research Awards, as well as special projects and initiatives.
Name:Alisa Lum
Title:IT Systems / Network Administrator
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bio:Responsible for database and network administration, systems analysis, and technical support.
Name:Jacie Matsukawa, CMP
Title:Meetings & Events Manager
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bio:Plans and implements the PTC Academy. Oversees Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities, and coordinates the conference program featured participants.
Name:Molin Mo
Title:Conference Assistant
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bio:Responsible for Annual Conference and PTC Academy registration, as well as special projects.
Name:Jason O'Rourke
Title:Marketing Manager
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bio:Handles marketing and external advertising for PTC, as well as Annual Conference advertising opportunities.
Name:Shawn Reed
Title:Web Content Publisher & Graphic Designer
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bio:Develops and designs PTC and Annual Conference print and online materials, in addition to PTC website content.
Name:Jalina Shrestha
Title:Accountant
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bio:Records and posts transactions, processes payments, and reconciles general ledger accounts and bank statements.
Name:Janice Spencer
Title:Accounting Manager
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bio:Oversees all financial responsibilities for PTC and the Annual Conference: accounts receivable and payable, billing, monthly and annual budget reports.
Name:Lori Takeuchi
Title:Conference & HR Manager
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bio:Manages Annual Conference operations, personnel, and payroll. Note: PTC does not accept unsolicited resumes.