Trustees

Eric Grant

Board of Trustees (Chair)/Board of Directors

Eric Grant was born in the USA and has been a resident of Hiroshima since 1998. His eldest daughter graduated from HIS in 2015 and his son is currently a 9th grader at HIS. Eric served on the BOT from 2012 to 2016 and was elected to the BOD in June 2016. Eric has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and is the Associate Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation.

Peter M. Skaer

Board of Directors / Board of Trustees

Greetings—I’m Peter M. Skaer, originally from San Francisco California. After getting my PhD from the University of Washington, I joined the US State Department Foreign Service, first in WA DC, and the later as a US Diplomat/Director of the US Foreign Service Institute in Yokohama. I then ventured south to Hiroshima, where I have been teaching at Hiroshima University for the past 25 years.  During that time, I have lived close to Hiroshima International School, which my daughter attended several years ago.  In the past I have served on both the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors, and at one time was the Director of the BOD. I am working to contribute in any way I can to help sustain and develop HIS, hoping to provide useful and fruitful opportunities for coming generations of children from the international community.

Fuyuko Takita Ruetenik

Board of Trustees

Fuyuko Takita Ruetenik was born and raised in Hiroshima. She holds a Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies, a MBA in International Management, and a PhD in International Studies (Sociolinguistics). She is a full-time assistant professor at Hiroshima University, teaching students and undertaking research on intercultural communication. Fuyuko has been involved in international conferences relating to peace in Hiroshima Prefecture. She helped in the organization of the Hiroshima International Peace Summit 2006, where she worked as a professional interpreter and coordinator for three Nobel Peace Laureates: The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams. She was also involved in workshops on intercultural understanding and communication for international students from 17 different countries at the APEC Junior Conference in 2009, organized by Hiroshima Prefectural Government. Fuyuko has a strong desire to work closely with other board members to make Hiroshima International School the best in the prefecture for the promotion of global peace and intercultural understanding through its international curriculum.

Takako Tokunaga

Board of Trustees

HIS Music specialist teaching the Primary Years Program through Diploma Program. Holds Bachelor of Music in Musicology with Teacher’s Certificate from Elisabeth University of Music (Hiroshima), Master of Music in Piano Performance from Ithaca College School of Music (New York). Originally from Hiroshima and HIS staff since 1994. She is also a member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Educators Network since 2012 serving as the workshop leader training to facilitate the professional development of the teachers in schools implementing the IB programs in Japan and in Asia Pacific Region.

Kamil Mehmood

Board of Trustees, Board of Directors

Kamil is a serial entrepreneur and has founded and exited a number of businesses in the technology, natural resource, and financial services verticals during his career. He has extensive experience in business development in South East Asia, the Middle East, and the Middle Asia markets. During the early part of his career, he helped publicly listed Australian companies to gain access to the Asian markets using local resources and development strategies. He also successfully ran a development outsourcing company in Australia helping Australian companies gain access to affordable development resources in Asia.  

Karen Sallie

Board of Trustees

Abigail Mawia

Board of Trustees

Yukiko Erikson

Board of Trustees

Kelly Rose

Board of Trustees

Barry Ngo

Board of Trustees

Hiroshi Yoshikawa

Board of Trustees

Maria Grajdian

Board of Trustees

Kimiyoshi Nishimura

Board of Trustees

Stephen Kolak

Board of Trustees

Yasuo Onari

Board of Trustees

Jin Xuchu

Board of Trustees

Charles Napier

Board of Trustees

Ron Klein

Board of Trustees

Peter Thippawan

Board of Trustees

Jenny Yamamoto

Board of Trustees

Chiaki Kataoka

Board of Trustees

Open Position

Board of Trustees