Become a SHRM Hawaii member today to receive these and other great benefits:

  • Access to current, critical HR information and resources through SHRM Hawaii’s Annual Conference, monthly programs, and newsletters;
  • Access to professional development; seminars, programs, certification, opportunities to use your skills and talent;
  • Access to a network of HR professionals to exchange ideas, best practices or advice. Receive a free listing in our Membership Directory – an excellent support resource!


Individuals in non-exempt human resources management positions and those who do not meet the requirements for professional membership. Associate members must demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the State Chapter.
Affiliate members may not vote and may not hold office in the State Chapter.
$50  Oahu
$49  Maui
$45  Kauai
$40  Big Island
The SHRM Hawaii College Relations Committee works with the student chapters at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University or other local colleges to educate and encourage the human resources profession. We also coordinate and sponsor the “HR Games” a competition for the college and university students to test their HR knowledge, with the winning team to represent Hawaii in the National SHRM HR Games. The Education Foundation also provides scholarships for students who are studying in the HR area.

SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Oahu District

Oahu Representatives: Janelle Yee & Janel Honda
Program Chairs: Trisha Gibo
College Relations Advisors: Ryan Okunaga
Professional Development/Certification Chair: Mina Webster & Cindy Paguyo

 The SHRM Oahu Educational Foundation serves the largest portion of the members in Hawaii with over 1318 members on Oahu, of which 87 are SPHR and 160 are PHR certified, and 462 are SHRM National members.

With the 2004 merger of all island chapters, the SHRM Oahu Educational Foundation has had the opportunity to partner and network with the other island SHRM Education Foundations on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui and to share resources and coordinate some of our activities.

SHRM Hawaii 2017 Board of Directors

State Directors Stevette Santiago, SPHR, CC & Mandy Woulfe, SHRMSCP, SPHR
President Ludvig Simonsen, SHRM SCP
Vice President – Advancing the Profession  Emily Santiago, SHRM SCP, SPHR, MBA
Vice President – Serving the Professional  Faustino Dagdag
Treasurer Naomi Kahumoku Miyashiro, SHRM SCP, SPHR
Secretary Ryan Kusumoto, PHR
State Chapter Director – Certification Co-ChairState Chapter Director – Certification Co-Chair  David McKale, SHRM CP, PHR 

Anthony Reyes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

State Chapter Director – Communications Gary Edwards 
State Chapter Director – Compliance Chair Julie Gample, SHRM-SCP
State Chapter Director – Conference Co-Chair Evelyn Eaton Barfield, SHRM-CP, PHR
State Chapter Director – Conference Co-Chair Denise Tsukayama
State Chapter Director – Executive Professional Chair Janis Kane
State Chapter Director – Young Professional Co-Chair
Arlene Odagiri
State Chapter Director – Young Professional Co-Chair Kristine Uclaray
State Chapter Director – Membership Co-Chair Sunshine Topping, SPHR
State Chapter Director – Membership Co-ChairState Chapter Director –    Membership Co-Chair  

State Chapter Director – Legislative Co-Chair

Arlene Odagiri  

Mackie Jones

Cara Heilmann, SPHR, CPCC

State Chapter Director – Legislative Co-Chair John Knorek
State Chapter Director – Workforce Development Co-Chair Jonnelly Miller
State Chapter Director – Workforce Development Co-Chair Ann Katekaru
State Chapter Director – Global & Diversity Sanford Nojima