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Board of Trustees

Palm Beach County and the Board of Trustees of Morikami, Inc. have been partners in bringing Morikami’s services to the public since opening in 1977. The park and building are the property of Palm Beach County. Morikami Inc., a non-profit corporation, provides financial backing from membership, donations, grants and other revenue-producing activities, and volunteer support for all aspects of the institution’s operations.


  • Randal J. Baker, President
  • Rosie Puello Burkman, Vice President
  • Robin S. May, Vice President
  • Christine T. Carton, Secretary/Treasurer


  • Randal J. Baker
  • Rosie Puello Burkman
  • Christine T. Carton
  • Norma C. Geller
  • Peter B. Marks
  • Robin S. May
  • Juan J. Nogueras, M.D.
  • Stilson Tomita
  • Indira Persaud, Palm Beach County Representative
  • Bonnie White-LeMay, Director

Palm Beach County Commissioners

  • Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss, Mayor
  • Commissioner Maria Sachs, Vice Mayor
  • Commissioner Maria G. Marino
  • Commissioner Michael A. Barnett
  • Commissioner Marci Woodward
  • Commissioner Sara Baxter
  • Commissioner Mack Bernard

Palm Beach County Executive Staff

  • Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator
  • Reginald Duren, Assistant County Administrator
  • Tammy Fields, Assistant County Administrator
  • Isami Ayala Collazo, Assistant County Administrator
  • Patrick Rutter, Assistant County Administrator
  • Paul Connell, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Jennifer Cirillo, Director of Parks & Recreation

Board Meetings

2023-2024 Board Meeting Schedule

The Full Board of Trustees meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings will take place in the Sakai Room at Morikami.

Meeting Date Time
January 17, 2024  4:30pm
February 21, 2024  4:30pm
March 20, 2024 (Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review)  4:30pm
April 17, 2024  4:30pm
May 15, 2024  4:30pm
June 19, 2024  4:30pm
July 17, 2024 (Budget Workshop)  4:30pm
August 21, 2024  4:30pm
October 16, 2024  4:30pm
November 20, 2024  4:30pm
December 11, 2024 (2nd Wednesday)  4:30pm

Committee Meetings

All dates and times are subject to change and Committee Meetings are set by the chairperson of each committee. If you plan to attend a meeting, please call ahead (561-233-1348) to confirm date, time, and exact location.

The Committee on Collections meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Development Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am.

The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Executive Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Facilities Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm. in Morikami’s Conference Room.  The next Finance Committee Meeting will be on May 15, 2024 at 3:30 pm.

The Bonsai Garden Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.








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