Board of Directors:
President: Dana Taylor sings lead and joined Na Leo Lani in 2016. She spent eight years in the OK City Chorus and loves blending theater, writing, and singing into the barbershop art form.
Vice President: Nora Chen has been singing lead in Na Leo Lani since 2016. She’s enjoyed learning the Bel Canto singing method and encourages young and old to visit Na Leo Lani.
Secretary: Pam Ednie has served Na Leo Lani in many capacities since the late 1980’s, often as President and Membership chair. She sings bass and enjoys friendships with many members of Sweet Adelines International.
Treasurer: Arlette Harada is an attorney who finds creative expression through singing. She has been a vocal student of Blossom Lam Hoffman since the 1990’s and joined Na Leo Lani in 2016. She currently sings lead, though she can easily hit the tenor notes when the need arises.
Membership Chair: Eimi Zecha brings business experience and excellent organizational skills to the board. She sings baritone and joined Na Leo Lani in 2016.
Member at Large: Yoko Shimanuki joined Na Leo Lani in 2012. She sings lead and offers a sharp eye for style and detail to the chorus.
Assistant Director and Lead Section Leader: Rosie Ramiro, recently retired middle school counselor. – “Barbershop fascinates me. I joined Na Leo Lani Chorus in 2003, sang bass with Party of Four, then lead with Friends Ensemble, now lead with Friends quartet. I enjoy playing the ukulele, practicing tai chi, volunteering, doing all sorts of arts/crafts, and harmonizing/socializing with a bunch of kooky, dedicated, fun, and talented women. Imua Na Leo Lani!”
Tenor Section Leader: Carole Wee joined Na Leo Lani in 1994 and has been tenor section leader for a decade. She also serves as Music Librarian and sings in the Friends quartet. “Na Leo Lani has been a huge part of my life, not only the singing but the camaraderie as well. I’ll sing until I cannot.”
Baritone Section Leader: Joanne (Jojo) Mow has been a chorus member since 2012. She has sung in several quartets and has served as Treasurer.
Bass Section Leader: JoAnne Kirihara has been a foundational voice of the bass section since 1994 and proves that singing keeps one young. As Costume Chair, she has kept Na Leo Lani in style with her inherent class and flair.