UHAA Board of Directors

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Nominations are currently being accepted for the UHAA Board of Directors 2017 – 2018 slate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, contact us with the name and contact information of the individual you would like to nominate.

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  • Bernadette Batráquio HamadaPresident
    Bernadette Baraquio AA ’94, BA ’96

    Creative Director/Executive Producer
    Just a Girl Productions

  • First Vice President
    Jill Hasegawa JD ’04

    Ashford & Wriston

  • Second Vice President
    Paul Yokota BBA ’79

    FCH Enterprises

  • Treasurer
    Randy Lu BBA ’94
    First Vice President
    Commercial Banking
    American Savings Bank
  • Amy HennesseySecretary
    Amy Hennessey BA ’96

    Director of Communications
    Ulupono Initiative


  • William Haning III, MD ’75
    Director, Graduate Affairs
    UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine

  • Barbara Heckathorn BA ’80, MA ’82
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Hawaiian Electric Company

  • Wesley Kimura BBA ’82
    Vice President
    Senior Division Manager
    Servco Pacific

  • Ian Kitajima AA ’85, BBA ’89
    Marketing Director

  • Diane Kodama BS ’91
    Senior Project Engineer
    AECOM Pacific

  • Norman Nakasone BA ’81
    Senior Vice President & Manager Product & e-Channel Management
    Central Pacific Bank

  • Thelma Nip BA ’50, PDUH ’61
    Retired Educator and School Principal

  • Calvin Nomiyama AA ’74, BEd ’76, MEd ’80
    Retired Educator

  • MaryAnn Sacharski
    General Manager, Media Sales
    Oceanic Time Warner Cable

  • Donald Straney, PhD
    University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

  • Dana Takushi BBA ’91
    Executive Vice President and Manager
    Hawaii Commercial Banking Division
    Bank of Hawaii

  • Sharene Urakami-Oyama BA ’93
    Area Retail Sales Manager


  • Past President
    Ken Hayashida BS ’83
    KAI Hawaii

  • Assistant Secretary
    Arnold Kishi BA ’71, MBA ’81
    Program Advisor
    State of Hawaii, Enterprise Technology Services

  • Assistant Treasurer
    Brandon Kurisu BBA ’99
    President, aio Digital
    aio, LLC

  • David Matlin MBA ’97
    Director of Athletics
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • David Lassner PhD ’98
    University of Hawai'i System

  • Donna Vuchinich
    University of Hawai‘i Foundation

  • Janet Yoshida Bullard BFA ’82
    Vice President for Marketing and Communications – Alumni and Donor Relations
    University of Hawai‘i Foundation

University of Hawai‘i Alumni