motiMoti Lieberman

Moti Lieberman was a CIR in Yamagata Prefecture from 2004 to 2005, working in the prefectural International Affairs Office. Since his return, he’s been involved with JETAA Q/A in a variety of capacities, and tries to use Japanese as much as possible. He produces and hosts a YouTube series about linguistics, The Ling Space.

ugoUgo José Lachapelle

Ugo got back from three years in the gorgeous city of Kurobe, in Toyama. (2012-2015) During that time, he worked for the city hall as a CIR in the Policy Planning Division. What Ugo loves most about Japan has always been its language, but he has interest in pretty much everything to be seen in Japan.

nha-thyNha-Thy Vo
Senior Treasurer and Membership Coordinator

Nha-Thy was on the JET Programme from 2005 to 2008 in Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture. As the resident Japanese road trip expert, she visited all 47 prefectures during her time on JET, crossing the country from the southernmost tip of Kagoshima all the way to Hokkaido in her trusty k-car. She has been active on the JETAA Q/A Exec since 2010 in a variety of roles, including President, and is currently the Senior Treasurer and Membership Coordinator.

isabelleIsabelle Dansereau
Junior Treasurer

Isabelle worked as an ALT in Nagasaki prefecture’s countryside for two years (2013-2015) before making her Montreal comeback. Now that she is back, she’s looking to stay in contact with Japan and its culture and get more involved in their promotion – while having fun, of course!

sallySally Harada
Social Media Coordinator

Sally was an ALT from 2004 to 2006 in the best prefecture ever… CHIBA!!! Her role in JETAA Q/A is to help plan some fun events and to communicate any upcoming events within the community to you through Facebook and Twitter. She moved from San Francisco to Montreal and is looking for people to go karaoke with her.

markRavi Jilwah
Communications Coordinator

Ravi was on the JET Programme from 2008-2011 in the rock em’ sock em’ Osaka City. He recently completed his thesis in anthropology and is the Communications Coordinator for JETAA Q/A.


mathieuMathieu Ménard

Mathieu was an ALT from 2008 to 2010 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, in the small town of Houhoku, just a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Tsunoshima. He is currently studying Applied Linguistics in addition to doing tech, web, translation, and design freelance work.

Honourary Members

Frédérick Canuel – Weekend Orientation Advisor
Sylvie Cornibert – Matsuri Advisor

2015 Executive Committee