San Jose Taiko
Aug 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Wisa Uemura
San Jose Taiko
Wisa Uemura is the Executive Director of San Jose Taiko (SJT). In her 24 years with the organization, she has built organizational capacity, financial health and
resilience. She has worked in partnership with the Artistic Director to ensure that
SJT’s programming continues to provide a musical voice for our Japanese/Asian
American communities as we strive for equity and belonging. Areas of expertise
include succession planning, organizational culture, nonprofit fundraising and
financial management, and capacity building. She is a senior fellow of the American
Leadership Forum Silicon Valley Class XXXI and has completed executive
management trainings with BoardSource, BDO FMA, CompassPoint, the
Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI), and the Markkula Center for Applied
Ethics at Santa Clara University. Wisa earned a BA in Psychology with honors from
Stanford University.