The Secretariat, headed by the CEO, organizes the annual conference, seminars, and other events and oversees the Council's day-to-day affairs.


Sharon Nakama

Chief Executive Officer

Aloha! I'm Sharon Nakama, the CEO of PTC. I, along with the entire secretariat staff have the privilege of serving the PTC membership. Feel free to contact me via email or phone +1.808.941.3789, ext. 110.

Linda Ristow


Hi, I'm Linda Ristow. As PTC's Controller, I am responsible for the monthly financial reports, annual budget preparation, and overseeing the annual audit, as well as financial projections, cost analyses, and internal controls. Contact me via email or phone me at +1.808.941.3789, ext. 109.

Lori Takeuchi

Lead Conference & HR Coordinator

Aloha. I'm Lori Takeuchi. My primary responsibilities include conference operations, personnel and payroll. If you have any questions regarding these areas, please contact me via email or call me at +1.808.941.3789, ext. 111. Note: PTC does not accept unsolicited resumes.

Anamarcia Lacayo, Ph.D.

Communications Officer

Hi, I'm Anamarcia Lacayo. As PTC's Communications Officer, I am responsible for the organization's external communications. If you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please contact me via email.

Jamie Wan-Lopaz

Conference Coordinator

Aloha, I'm Jamie Wan-Lopaz. I handle the program-related matters of PTC's annual conference, including the Call for Participation, proposal reviews, conference proceedings and tradeout agreements. Please do not hesitate to contact me by email or call +1.808.941.3789, ext. 124.

Alisa Lum

IT Systems / Network Administrator

Hi, I'm Alisa Lum. My responsibilities include database and network administration, systems analysis, and technical support. You may contact me via email or phone +1.808.941.3789, ext. 128.

Jason O'Rourke

Marketing Manager

Aloha, I'm Jason O'Rourke. I handle the marketing for PTC, coordinating our external advertising efforts as well as advertising opportunities through PTC and the annual conference. If you are interested in more information about PTC's marketing opportunities, please call me at +1.808.941.3789, ext. 103 or contact me via email.

Devin Nakama

Marketing Research Assistant

Aloha, I’m Devin. As a marketing research assistant, I compile data for projects that are in PTC’s interests. Feel free to contact me via email.

Kate Knutsen

Membership Coordinator

As PTC’s Membership Coordinator, I am responsible for membership development. If you have any questions relating to membership, please feel free to contact me via email or call me +1.808.941.3789 x130.

Jacie Matsukawa

Meeting Planner / Conference Coordinator

Aloha, I’m Jacie Matsukawa, PTC’s meeting planner. I oversee the operations and planning of Spectrum Futures. I also manage sponsorship opportunities and assist with the coordination of the featured participants for PTC’s annual conference. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone +1.808.941.3789, ext. 108.

Josh Serrano

Assistant IT system admin

Aloha, I’m Joshua Serrano and I assist with the managing and maintain of systems, database,network and I help out with user troubleshooting technical support. You can contact me via email or by phone +1 808.941.3789 ext 128.

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