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Monica Ogawa – Director

Serving since 2015

Meet Monica Ogawa, her connection to Cancer Kiss My Cooley (CKMC) took root when her husband, Anthony Martin volunteered for the organization back in 2013, later becoming a board member in 2015. His involvement provided her with a closer look at the charitable work being done in her community.  It was the story of Carter Kettner that truly inspired her.  Carter’s story touched Monica deeply and ignited a passion for charitable work. Monica’s journey from learning about CKMC through her husband’s volunteering to her active involvement and passion for the cause demonstrates her dedication to philanthropy and her desire to contribute to the betterment of her community. Her deep passion for charitable work, especially in the context of CKMC’s mission to fight pediatric brain cancer, highlights her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families who are affected by this devastating disease.  Her story is an inspiring example of how individuals can be motivated to make a difference by the powerful stories of those they encounter.

Monica’s values are deeply rooted in her love for family, including her always supportive husband, three beautiful daughters, and two young grandsons. Family plays a central role in her life, and the moments she spends traveling with her loved ones and close friends are a source of cherished memories. These experiences further fuel her drive to make the world a better place, as she seeks to create a brighter future for not only her family but for those in need.

She has over 25 years of experience in property management where she is committed to providing exceptional customer service to her residents while creating a safe, enjoyable environment to raise their families. Furthermore, she takes an active role in organizing events and activities that foster a sense of community and fun for residents and their families. Monica strives to create a supportive and vibrant community within the multifamily apartment communities she manages. These initiatives not only contribute to the residents’ well-being but also reflect Monica’s commitment to going beyond her property management duties to improve the quality of life for those in her care.

Monica’s career accomplishments, humanitarian dedication, and love for her family and friends exemplify an individual who continues to make a meaningful impact in both her professional and personal life. Her story serves as an inspiration to others, demonstrating how one can balance a successful career, a commitment to charitable work, and a deep love for family and friends.

In addition to her career and charitable endeavors, her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother underscores the multifaceted nature of her life and her commitment to nurturing meaningful relationships with her loved ones.

To contact Monica, e-mail her at mogawa@ckmc.org.