Staff & Board of Trustees


General Inquiries

Cornell Cafe

  • (561) 233-1366




Private Events/Facility Rentals




Museum Store

  • General Inquiries – (561) 233-1312


Volunteer & Docent Information

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
  • Dorritt Miller, Assistant County Administrator
  • Patrick Rutter, Assistant County Administrator
  • Jennifer Cirillo, Director of Parks & Recreation

Board Meetings

2023 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 18 4:30pm
February 15 4:30pm
March 15 (Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review) 4:30pm
April 12 4:30pm
May 17 4:30pm
June 21 4:30pm
July 19 (Budget Workshop) 4:30pm
August 16 4:30pm
September 20 4:30pm
October 18 4:30pm
November 15 4:30pm
December 13 (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.  Meetings will be called as needed.

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

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