Chieko Nishimura Okazaki (1926–2011) served as First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency from 1990 to 1997. She was the first person of color to serve in a General Organization presidency. Okazaki was born and raised in Hawaii as a Buddhist, the daughter of Hawaii-born parents of Japanese descent. At the age of fifteen she was baptized into the Church. Professionally, she was an elementary school teacher and principal.