Due to limited staff, some staff have multiple hats.
Chairman of the Board
Founder/owner of Alishan Organic Center/Tengu Natural Foods, Jack has long provided valuable guidance based on his own experience and knowledge as a food importer and distributor. Jack sets an example for other companies by allowing his customers to “share the goodness” by donating while they shop—and matching the contributions. He is an original member of the Professional Advisory Board.
Richard A. Gardner has taught religion and a variety of other subjects over the last 30 years in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University. He has also served as Director of the Summer Session as well as Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts. He has also served on the Education Advisory Council of the Fetzer Institute, which is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Leland Gaskins is an original member of the Professional Advisory Board. He played a key role in creating 2hj's first financial model and key metrics based on food bank operations in the US and later updated our business plan. He continues to be a valuable source of knowledge concerning good business practices.
Eric Golden is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group (Japan). Eric first volunteered at Second Harvest Japan in 2003 and joined the advisory board in 2011 and is now on the Board.
Wolfgang Bierer is the founder and President of ENDEAVOR SBC K.K. in Tokyo.Wolfgang got involved with 2HJ in 2011 in the disaster relief and as fundraiser. He served on the board of the Alliance of Japan Foodbanks and is 2HJ Board member since 2018.