Board of Directors Profile: Akiko Ogura

Akiko Ogura shares what drew her to join the PTDT Board of Directors and her unique contributions to our one-of-a-kind organization.

Current Title/Company: 

Senior Clinical Specialist/ Medtronic

Joined PTDT Board of Directors: 


How did you get connected with the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre?

I started taking dance classes at her studio in 1993 and then danced for her company for a few years. 

Why did you join PTDT’s board? 

Pamela asked me to and who can say no to Ms. Pamela!

Which program that PTDT offers are you most excited or passionate about? 

Dance classes for our community – Dance for Parkinsons, 2nd Wind, & KORE – and an opportunity to perform. 

How do you use your specific skill set in your work as a PTDT board member? 

I have been in health care for over 30 years, with experience with dancing in two companies, and the networking and marketing skills I have gained through working at Medtronic. 

What is your advice to people who want to become more involved?

Just do it!

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