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Board of Councilors

RERF is managed based on decisions made by a binational eight-person Board of Councilors. The Board of Councilors usually meets once a year


  James W. Ziglar (Executive Councilor)
Senior Counsel, Van Ness Feldman, Washington, DC
Senior Fellow and Director, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Principal, The Ziglar Group, Washington, DC and Singer Island, FL

Ryugo Hayano (Vice Executive Councilor)
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo

Hiroo Dohy
Executive Officer, Blood Service Headquarters, Japanese Red Cross Society

Joe W. Gray
Professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Shelley A. Hearne
Executive Director, Forsythia Foundation
Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

Masaaki Kuniyasu
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sri Lanka, the Republic of Portugal, and other nations
Special Advisor to Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
Chairperson, Bocho Education Organization Council
Director, Bocho Club
Director, The Foundation Nihon Shitsuke no Kai
President, Japan Fado Club

Jonathan M. Samet
Dean, School of Public Health, University of Colorado

Yoshiharu Yonekura
Senior Advisor, National Institutes for Quantumand Radiological Science and Technology
Council Member, Science Council of Japan
Chair, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

as of 15 October 2017

Directors (Resident)

Representative Director
Ohtsura Niwa
Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University
Vice Chairman and
Executive Director
Robert L. Ullrich
Director, Sealy Center for Cancer Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Medical Branch
Executive Director Kazunori Kodama
Former Chief Scientist, Radiation Effects Research Foundation
as of 12 January 2018

Auditors (Nonresident)

  Takashi Kohno
Hiroshima General Law/Accounting Office (Hiroshima CPA Cooperative Office/ Hiroshima General Tax Accountant Corporation)

Paul Thrasher
Certified Public Accountant, Financial Consultant
as of 21 June 2017
(honorific titles have been omitted)