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 - Redlined May 2016

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, Randy Kam ’76
  • President-Elect, Christian Fern ’93
  • First Vice-President, Laura Ing ’71 Baker
  • Second Vice-President, Leeanne Jim ’87 Phillips
  • Treasurer, Lyle Fujikawa ’86
  • Secretary, Kent Kasaoka ’94
  • Past-President, Andy Bunn ’86
  • Chris Abbott ’99
  • Trever Asam ’94
  • Wayne Chi ’00
  • Denise Eldredge Sagapolutele ’91
  • Stephanie Chun ’97 Nomura

Neighbor Island Representatives

  • Kaua‘i, Mary Friend ’82 Williamson

Regional Chapters

Hawai‘i

  • President, Chrystn Alston ’87 Eads
  • David Akinaka ’88
  • Lisa Ayabe ’00
  • Colleen Maeda ’85 Bird
  • Natascha Ching ’89
  • Chelsea Ching-Endow ’97
  • Chris Chow ’05
  • Denalee Choy ’00
  • Leslie Yim ’87 Clark
  • Nickie Lum ’93 Davis
  • Skip Hill ’75
  • Kala Judd ’76
  • Suzanne Kaneshiro ’87
  • Ashley Metcalf ’04 Lee
  • Malcolm Leong ’88
  • Michelle Luxton ’05
  • Celeste Magnani ’87
  • Ryan Markham ’01
  • Debbie Ng-Furuhashi ’87
  • Boyd Nobriga ’93
  • Cathy Ogawa ’97
  • Jennifer Lee ’03 Ontai
  • Sheree Nitta ’93 Stewart
  • Dawn Sugihara ’94
  • Joanne Luke ’95 Teruya
  • Claire Schiff ’05 Thompson
  • Cheryl Lippman ’64 Tomita
  • Nicole Velasco ’04
  • Ashley Ching ’94 Wang
  • Kristi Inkinen ’97 Yanagihara

Mid-Atlantic

  • Executive Committee Co-President, Jeanette Tom ’93 Kennedy
  • Executive Committee Co-President, Les Baer ’67
  • First Vice President and Event Chair, Megan Strand ’00
  • Second Vice President and Young Alumni Chair, Ben Strand ’08
  • Vice President of Communications, Lilian Yip ’92 Yang
  • Community Service Chair, Patrick Hu ’08
  • Volunteer Chair, Raph Winnie ’88
  • Treasurer, Elliott Mandel ’79

See the PAAMA page for a list of Steering Committee members

New York

  • Allen Murabayashi ’90, Co-Chair
  • Michelle Yoshida ’08, Co-Chair
  • Karen Elizaga ’88
  • Ann Harakawa ’74
  • Kyle T. Morgan ’03
  • Leslie Morioka ’64

New England

  • Beatrice Gremlich ’83
  • Kathleen Hanson ’91
  • Geoff Phillips ’84
  • Alden Zecha ’83

Northwest

  • Bleu Blakeslee ’87, Co-Chair
  • Audrey Fan ’82, Co-Chair
  • Laura Genoves ’84, Co-Chair
  • Travis Dos Santos-Tam ’09, Co-Chair
  • Loveday Conquest ’66
  • Laura Genoves ’84
  • 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
  • Lynn Baer ’64
  • Kathy Emerson ’82
  • Steven Funasaki ’02
  • Jill Kitazaki ’86 Garvens
  • Michael Lim ’06
  • 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
  • Bob Dung ’78
  • Tammy Funasaki ’00
  • Judy Landau Gertner ’54
  • Sally Sheik Hinckley ’54
  • Karen Ingram ’70
  • Grant Kosaki ’02
  • Kenny Luke ’58
  • Drew Matich ’82
  • Devi Ohira ’09
  • Michelle Sugihara ’94
  • Tanya Yamada ’74
  • Brayden Yoder ’96

Japan

  • Lyle Fujikawa ’86
  • Staughton Lewis ’89
  • Chris Reed ’89

Committees

Awards and Recognition

  • TBA

Bylaws

  • TBA

Oral History

  • TBA

Operations

  • TBA

Golf

  • TBA

Merchandising

  • TBA

Events

  • TBA
  • Letter from the PAA President

    Dr. Randy Kam ’76
    August 25, 2016

    Aloha mai kākou from the Punahou Alumni Association! As we gather for our monthly meetings, the view from Rocky Hill is as inspirational as ever. Construction projects continue to evolve a physical plant designed to complement the leading K – 12 academic program in the world.

Contact

Punahou Alumni Association

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