President, Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association
Gunma Prefecture, 2012–2016
The Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association (PNWJETAA) was thrilled to welcome Executive Director of USJETAA Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma, 2005-2007) to Seattle in early March. During these early days on the cusp of the pandemic, we had no idea that the world would change so much, or that the Leadership Program would ...READ MORE »
By Mari Rueter, President of JETAA Alaska.
Mari is a former Tokushima JET (2009-2014) and is the new president for JETAA Alaska. She works at a local engineering company as a document production specialist. When she isn’t busy collecting the latest Hello Kitty goods or training for triathlons, she is out and about in Anchorage checking out local events.
At the end of ...READ MORE »
by Bahia Simons-Lane
October 10, 2018
After meeting with so many chapters and hearing their stories as part of our leadership program, here are some general recommendations from USJETAA on how to deal with some of the most common issues:
Establish a board of directors to help with maintaining institutional knowledge and to support transitions.
Due to the volunteer nature of JETAA leadership, many ...READ MORE »
July 27th, 2018
By Bahia Simons-Lane and Jennifer Waldman
This year, USJETAA again facilitated a Leadership Program (formerly named the Mentorship Program), with the goal of providing JETAA chapters and subchapters the opportunity to work with USJETAA on the goals and priorities on which they would like additional support, covering areas such as governance, board-relations, membership outreach and marketing. The program is ...READ MORE »
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