Board of Directors

Current Board of Directors
Mitch Yamasaki, Chair
O‘ahu, Professor of History, Chaminade University

Colette Higgins, Vice Chair
O‘ahu, Dean of Academic Affairs
Windward Community College

Kirsten Mollegaard, Secretary-Treasurer
Professor of English
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

Tisha M. Aragaki
O‘ahu, Librarian, Children’s Section, Hawai‘i State Library

Susan K. Bendon
Maui, Vice President, Bendon Family Foundation, and retired

Amy Boehning
O‘ahu, Teacher, Mililani High School

Helen Cox*

Kaua‘i, Chancellor, Kaua‘i Community College

Paul R. Field
Hawai‘i, History Professor (retired), Windward Community College

Colleen Furukawa
Maui, Vice President of Programming,
Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Susan (Yim) Griffin
O‘ahu, Managing Editor, HIKI NO, Hawai‘i Public Television

Mary Therese Perez Hattori
O‘ahu, Director and Assocociate Professor

Center for Teaching and Learning
Chaminade University of Honolulu


Joy Holland
Hawai‘i Island, Executive Director, Kona Historical Society

Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu
O‘ahu, Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities & Native Hawaiian Programs, UHM Dept. of American Studies

Tessa Munekiyo Ng
O‘ahu, Vice-President, Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc.

Janel Quirante
O‘ahu, Head Archivist, ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Guigni
Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu

Manoj Samaranayake
O‘ahu, Managing Director, Tax, Accuity LLP

Todd Sammons
O‘ahu, Associate Professor of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Karla K. Silva-Park, LMHC, NCC
O‘ahu, Mental Health & Wellness Counselor, Windward Community College

Maxine Yukie Tokuyama
O‘ahu, Retired Educator and Director of International Education

Grant Yoshikami
O‘ahu, Vice President & Department Head, Corporate Banking
Hawai‘i National Bank

*Governor’s Appointee