Management Team

Our organization is guided by a talented management team.

Jeffrey Hattori

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Bridgette Takeuchi

Chief Financial & Strategic Officer

Rick Takeuchi

Chief Administrative 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. 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.

Denney Austin

Administrator, Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center

Brandon Nelson

Director, Strategic Operations

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.

Jake Colter

Director, Home-/Community-Based Services, Interim