Punahou Alumni Association

The Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) is a private nonprofit organization that exists to organize and participate in educational, social, and cultural programs that reach, connect and engage the Punahou Alumni community while supporting the core mission of Punahou School.

PAA is a private nonprofit organization, which works closely with Punahou School and the Office of Alumni Relations. The association was officially founded in 1906, though informal alumni meetings are documented as early as 1864. It has an elected Board of Directors through which its activities and services to alumni and the School are realized.

PAA Bylaws - May 2017

Membership is Automatic

Anyone who attended Punahou for at least one semester is already considered a member. There are no annual membership dues. Members need not have graduated from Punahou School, but must be part of a class year that has already graduated. Punahou Summer School alone does not qualify for membership.

Leadership

Board Members

  • President, Christian Fern ’93
  • President-Elect, Laura Ing ’71 Baker
  • First Vice-President, Leeanne Jim ’87 Phillips
  • Second Vice-President, Denise Eldredge Sagapolutele ’91
  • Treasurer, Stephanie Chun ’97 Nomura
  • Secretary, Kent Kasaoka ’94
  • Past-President, Randy Kam ’76
  • Chris Abbott ’99
  • David Akinaka ’88
  • Wayne Chi ’00
  • Claire Schiff ’05 Thompson

Regional Chapters

Hawai‘i

  • President, Claire Schiff ’05 Thompson
  • Colleen Maeda ’85 Bird
  • Andy Bunn '86
  • Natascha Ching ’89
  • Chris Chow ’05
  • Leslie Yim ’87 Clark
  • Nickie Lum ’93 Davis
  • Kala Judd ’76
  • Suzanne Kaneshiro ’87
  • Ashley Metcalf ’04 Lee
  • Malcolm Leong ’88
  • Debbie Ng-Furuhashi ’87
  • Boyd Nobriga ’93
  • Jennifer Lee ’03 Ontai
  • Sheree Nitta ’93 Stewart
  • Dawn Sugihara ’94
  • Denalee Choy '00 Vasconcellos
  • Nicole Velasco ’04
  • Ashley Ching ’94 Wang
  • Kristi Inkinen ’97 Yanagihara

Mid-Atlantic

  • Co-President, Les Baer ’67
  • Co-President, Jeanette Tom ’93 Kennedy
  • First Vice President and Event Chair, Megan Strand ’00
  • Second Vice President and Young Alumni Chair, Ben Strand ’08
  • Treasurer, Patrick Hu ’08
  • Vice President of Communications, Lilian Yip ’92 Yang
  • Community Service Chair, Nick Luna ’12
  • Program Chair, Frank Boudra ’02
  • Hawai‘i Community Liaison, Ernie Takafuji ’62

See the PAAMA page for a list of Steering Committee members

New York

  • Allen Murabayashi ’90, Co-Chair
  • Michelle Yoshida ’08, Co-Chair
  • Darin Arita ’93
  • Maile Dyer ’08
  • Karen Elizaga ’88
  • Ann Harakawa ’74
  • Kulani Jenkins ’08
  • Kyle T. Morgan ’03
  • Leslie Morioka ’64

New England

  • Kathleen Hanson ’91
  • Geoff Phillips ’84
  • Camille Schiff ’09
  • Alden Zecha ’83

Northwest

  • Bleu Blakslee ’87, Co-Chair
  • Audrey Fan ’82, Co-Chair
  • Laura Genoves ’84, Co-Chair
  • Travis Dos Santos-Tam ’09, Co-Chair
  • Loveday Conquest ’66
  • Heidi Goldstein ’82 Grant
  • Artie Jim ’86
  • Larry Langley ’68
  • Cris Legassey ’64
  • Charlie Makinney ’61
  • Michael Muirhead ’82
  • Pete Noble ’82
  • Erin Ostrem ’86
  • Steve Piper ’68
  • Gail Stringer ’84
  • Heidi Yee ’87
  • David Yee ’87

Northern California

  • Heidi Emerson ’86 Altree
  • Lynne Baer ’64
  • Kathy Emerson ’82
  • Steven Funasaki ’02
  • Jill Kitazaki ’86 Garvens
  • Jennifer McCabe ’87 Marples
  • Steve Marzo ’07
  • Christopher “Goose” Moy ’05
  • Mike Ratiani ’75
  • Philip White ’08

Southern California

  • Les Amoy ’53
  • Sarah Aratani ’06
  • Allan Burns ’53
  • John Devereux ’53
  • Bob Dung ’78
  • Elliot Fan ’11
  • Tammy Funasaki ’00
  • Judy Landau ’54 Gertner
  • Kelly Hanabusa ’11
  • Sally Sheik ’54 Hinckley
  • Karen Ingram ’70
  • Grant Kosaki ’02
  • Kenny Luke ’58
  • Drew Matich ’82
  • Devi Ohira ’09
  • Michelle Sugihara ’94
  • Shelley Tadaki ’96
  • Tanya Yamada ’74
  • Brayden Yoder ’96

Japan

  • Kei Ando ’93, Co-Chair
  • Reid Matsumoto ’93, Co-Chair
  • Yugo Yamamoto ’92, Co-Chair

Committees

Awards and Recognition

  • TBA

Bylaws

  • TBA

Oral History

  • TBA

Operations

  • TBA

Golf

  • TBA

Merchandising

  • TBA

Events

  • TBA
  • Letter from the PAA President

    Christian Fern ’93
    October 20, 2017

    I had the pleasure of fulfilling the duty of the 24th reunion class by serving as “Imu Chief” for the class of 1993 at the 2017 Punahou Alumni Lū‘au. Reaching, connecting and engaging with classmates, some of which I had not seen since graduation 24 years prior, and working side by side with them on a common goal, was truly a transformative experience and one that will not be forgotten.

Contact

Punahou Alumni Association

808.944.5740 Tel
808.955.5361 Fax
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.