The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


Meet The Staff


Amy Boots
Executive Director

Amy was a participant on the JET Program in Okinawa from 2008-2010 and served the JASP as an intern and as a volunteer following her return to the U.S. in 2010. Amy was Program & Operations Manager from 2013 to 2014, when she became the Executive Director.

Katsuko Shellhammer
Educational Outreach Coordinator

Katsuko joined the JASP after 17 years of experience with Sony Electronics, Inc. as their coordinator of international human resources. Although Katsuko grew up in Japan, she has spent most of her adult life with her family in Westmoreland County, PA. She has expertly managed the growth of the Japan in the Schools program and Pittsburgh Taiko as well as her gorgeous garden!

Setsuko Hayes
Operations Manager

Setsuko has been a dedicated volunteer for many years and previously served as Program Assistant under Executive Director Elise Moersch.  She has worked at the University of Pittsburgh and companies in Japan on imports and logistics.


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The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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