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John F. Kennedy University is very fortunate to have Margaret Kadoyama on its faculty.  Her immense experience in the field and commitment to diversity and community engagement are assets not only to our graduate students, but to other faculty.  Students consistently praise her vast knowledge of museum issues and her passion for how things can continue to improve.  As an instructor, she is tough when she has to be, always encouraging and consistently on the cutting edge of community issues.  As a colleague, she approaches her work with a thoroughness and professionalism that sets a standard for the field.

--Marjorie Schwarzer Former Chair, Department of Museum Studies, John F. Kennedy University

Margaret Kadoyama worked at our small Museum for eight months during a difficult transition period. She took over as Interim Consulting Director when our Executive Director resigned, and she worked diligently with the staff and with Board members to put protocols in place to clarify the roles of each in running the museum. With good strategic thinking skills, she planned out our course to prepare for the hiring of a new Director. She secured funding from our primary grantor; she facilitated a working retreat for the board to clarify their ideas, goals and vision; she kept the business running and the staff working productively. In the partial year she was with us, she moved us forward with clarity and oversaw the process of successfully hiring a new director who has the many useful tools Margaret developed to work with. With abundant gratitude, I heartily recommend Margaret for any future position she seeks.
--Jody Martin, Former Chair of the Board Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato, California

Margaret Kadoyama has been an indispensable resource for understanding the relationship and connection between culture and community; between history and action.  Having worked with her on projects involving historical societies, museums, and human relations organizations, I appreciate her understanding of the importance of helping organizations engage the community, and approaching community members as full partners.

Margaret’s work is all about understanding history and the past, and its power and potential to change the future. 
--Michael Wong
Organizational Development Consultant

The talent of weaving multiculturalism into her work, whether it be audience development, human rights efforts, strategic planning and/or program design, is Margaret Kadoyama's gift.  Margaret is able to combine her academic expertise with a great depth of cultural understanding.  This ability allows her consultation to be multi-dimensional and far-reaching. 
I have been privileged to work with Margaret and have experienced her leadership, integrity and insight as she approaches a project to its successful completion.
--Cecilia Zamora
Executive Director, Latino Council of Marin