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Karen Yamamoto

Position: Board Vice Chair, Retiree Representative
Term: 2/16/24 - 12/31/27
Appointing Authority: Appointed
Board member Karen Yamamoto has short brown hair, wears glasses and a blue blazer.
Karen Yamamoto

Karen Yamamoto is a retired elementary school teacher from Sacramento. Yamamoto taught second grade for 15 years and retired in 2007. She was a member of the California Department of Education’s Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission from 1999-2003, acting as Chair in 2003.

Prior to beginning her career as an educator, Yamamoto also served as a Legislative Assistant to several Assembly Members in the California State Legislature from 1978-1991. She is currently active in the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Program and the Japanese American Citizens League, Florin Chapter.

Karen Yamamoto serves on the following committees:

  • Chair – Appeals Committee
  • Vice Chair – Benefits & Services Committee
  • Board Governance Committee
  • Investment Committee