The administration of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba is led by an appointed Board of senior instructors, each serving a 4-6 year term.  Currently (January 2021), the Board consists of the following individuals:

  • President: Wendy Whited
  • Vice President / Secretary: Ania Small
  • Treasurer: Gary Small
  • Members-At-Large: Lee Crawford, Marsha Turner, John Messores, Mike Page

As part of our responsibilities to World Aikikai Headquarters (Hombu) and to support our ongoing mission, the ASU Board has established standing committees in the following areas:

  • Examination Committee – TBD
  • Instructional Committee – Wendy Whited ( +  M. Page, M. Bell, G. Olsen, C. Guzik, A. Small
  • Advisory Committee – TBD

ASU operational staff consist of:

  • ASU Office Administrator: Don Ellingsworth (
  • General Counsel: Richard Moore
  • Marketing and Digital Communications Director: Guy Hagen (
  • Capital Campaign Coordinator: Steve Fasen (
  • Foreign Dojo Liaison: Chetan Prakash (
  • Shrine Coordinator: Julie Tollen (

Updated 1/3/2021. For recent Board announcements and communications, please visit this link.