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Jon Omori

Jon is responsible for coordinating and directing the TELL Tokyo Tower Climb and Step Up Challenge 2023 Jon is a third-generation Japanese American born and raised in Los Angeles. His first career started as a young athlete competing around the world for Team USA in the sport of Gymnastics.  Jon qualified for 2 Olympic Trials […]

Eugnice Chiu, MSocSc

Eugnice was born and raised in Hong Kong.  She spent 4 years in California, US for her Psychology degree and back to Hong Kong for her master’s degree in counselling and was certified in Hong Kong as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.  She believes that counselling is a co-creating process in which clients should be […]

Kulsoom Ahmad

Kulsoom was born in Pakistan, and moved to Toronto, Canada, where she was raised. She first moved to Tokushima, Japan as an English teacher in 2017, and later moved to Kobe in 2021. Kulsoom had a keen interest to get involved with TELL prior to moving to Japan, and started volunteering at TELL events in […]

Ryota Sakurai

Ryota is a bilingual therapist, speaking English and Japanese. He received his master’s in clinical psychology from California State University at Fullerton and did a one-year internship at an addiction rehab in southern California. While in graduate school, he received training at a counseling center, a public elementary school, and another addiction rehab. He is […]

Royanne Doi

Royanne Doi brings a wealth of experience to TELL including for-profit, non-profit, start-up, and academic work experience. Along with recently assuming the position as an independent non-executive director of a global Japan-based asset management company, she is also an outside director of Gojo & Company, a social impact start-up company investing in micro-finance banks in […]

Yoshimi Araki, MS, LMHC

Yoshimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the State of Hawai’i.  She earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on mental health counseling, from the Chaminade University of Honolulu, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She completed her postgraduate training […]


Sue is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California, U.S.), a board-certified Art Therapist, and Certified Public Psychologist (公認心理師) in Japan.  Sue strives to provide clients with safe and positive experiences with an eclectic approach including AEDP, Art Therapy, and other psychological theories. Sue served as a volunteer chaplain at the local hospice and later […]

Cherie Adams

Cherie Adams is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Texas. Cherie has been a social worker for 14 years and is working towards her next level of licensure, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cherie has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in social science. Cherie […]

Saya Tanahara

Saya was born and raised in Okinawa, she has lived in the USA for over 6 years and came back to Okinawa in 2019.  She mainly focused on working with children’s language education for the past 5 years. TELL is her first role as an Outreach Coordinator. Saya voluntarily organized children’s story time monthly for […]

Wakako Minamoto-Wood, MA

Born and grew up in Okinawa (Native) Lived in the US (California, Hawaii, and Georgia) for over 25 years and just returned in December of 2021 to take care of her elderly parents. In the past, I served Community Base counseling to meet the clients at their locations (home and the school setting) and served […]