May 23, 2010
Program Director for AsianWeek Foundation
Community activism and advocacy run in Tamiko’s blood. As Program Director for AsianWeek Foundation, Tamiko runs general operations and plays a lead role in the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. She also coordinates San Francisco Hep B Free outreach and education for the Asian Pacific Islander community, where the Hepatitis B disease is widespread. Tamiko organized the first-ever Hep B Free efforts to target the underserved Laotian community and API populations in San Francisco’s Supervisorial District 10. Tamiko is also serving as a 2010 co-chair of “Sansei Live!,” the proceeds of which support Kimochi, Inc.’s service to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families.