Management Team

Our organization is guided by a talented management team.

Jeffrey Hattori

CEO & Interim Administrator

Initially joined Keiro Northwest as Keiro Administrator in 1999 and returned in March 2010. He most recently worked for Lilly USA in State Government Affairs and has also worked for the Seattle-King County Private Industry Council, Center for Career Alternatives and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. He has served and volunteered on numerous community boards and organizations including currently with the Seattle Chapter Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), national JACL and the NW Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans.

Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Washington and proud parent of Derrik, Serii, Ryoji, Chisako, Kiyomi, and Sakae.

Janice Deguchi


Joined Keiro Northwest in 2014. Janice spent the previous 17 years as Executive Director at Denise Louie Education Center. She served as president of the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP, a membership organization representing 72 programs and over 20,000 low-income children and families in Washington, a board member and chapter president of Seattle JACL (Japanese American Citizens League).

Janice received her Masters in Education from Seattle University and Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is an avid runner and has completed numerous half marathons. She is a Seattle native and a parent of two teenage children.

Rick Takeuchi

Human Resources Director/Chief Compliance Officer

Joined Keiro Northwest in March 2010. Rick has over 35 years of experience in the field of human resources. He has worked in the HR departments of Seattle-First National Bank (now Bank of America), Washington Mutual Savings Bank, the Boeing Company, the Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle-King County Public Health Department. Rick was born and raised in Seattle and is a graduate of Garfield High School and the University of Washington. Rick served in the US Air Force 1971-1977.

He is happily married and has two sons in college. Rick is a lifetime member of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) who has volunteered to help out at numerous NVC sponsored community events over the past several years.

Lisa Waisath

Manager, Nikkei Manor

Joined Keiro Northwest in May 2009. Former Assistant Administrator of Auburn Meadows since 2007. Business Office Director (2002-2003), Assistant Executive Director (2003 – 2005), and Executive Director (2005 – 2007) of Evergreen Lodge an Emeritus assisted living community. Director (1991-1995, 2000 – 2002), Field Coordinator (1995-1998), and Bookkeeper (1998-2000) for Champions Before- and After-School Program for school-age children. Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College.