Our Board

Steve Dunham, JD | Chair

Vice President and General Counsel, Pennsylvania State University | Baltimore, Maryland

Tariq Hasan, PhD | Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer, SGI-USA | New York, New York

Yoshihisa Baba, PhD

President, Professor of Econometrics, Soka University | Hachioji, Japan

Matilda Buck

Benefactor | Los Angeles, California

Lawrence E. Carter, Sr, PhD, DD, DH, DRS

Dean, Professor of Religion, College Archivist and Curator, Morehouse College | Atlanta, Georgia

Jason Goulah, PhD

Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education,
Director, Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education,

Director of Programs in Bilingual-Bicultural Education, World Language Education, and Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship, College of Education, DePaul University | Chicago, Illinois

Maria Guajardo, PhD 

Dean, International Liberal Arts Program, Soka University | Hachioji, Japan

Clothilde V. Hewlett, JD 

Executive Director, Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley | San Francisco, California

Lawrence A. Hickman, PhD 

Professor of Philosophy and Director, The Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale | Carbondale, Illinois 

Kris Knudsen, JD

Attorney | Wilsonville, Oregon

Karen Lewis, PhD 

Sondheimer Professor of International Finance and Co-Director, Weiss Center for International Financial Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania  | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daniel Nagashima, MBA 

Benefactor and Executive Director, SGI-USA | Los Angeles, California

Gene Marie O’Connell, RN, MS

Health Care Consultant, Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing | Corte Madera, CA 

Yoshiki Tanigawa 

Benefactor, Soka Gakkai | Tokyo, Japan

Shunichi Yamada, MBA 

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Japan)  | Yokohama, Japan

Daniel Y. Habuki, PhD 

President, Soka University of America (ex-officio member)  | Aliso Viejo, California