Janice Deguchi serves as the Executive Director of Community for Youth, a mentoring program serving high school students in South Seattle. Janice also serves as the current chair of the Asian Pacific Director’s Coalition. She brings over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive leader to the 501 Commons Board.
Previous roles have included Chief Operating Officer of Keiro Northwest, Executive Director of Denise Louie Education Center, past president of the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and past president of the Washington State Association of Head Start/ECEAP.
Janice received her Master's in Education from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is a proud parent of four young adults and enjoys travelling, hiking, and food.