American Red Cross of Hawaii

American Red Cross


To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


The Hawaii Red Cross is on-call 24/7, 365 days a year and responds to disasters every four days, helping people recover from devastating house fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. State and County government rely on the Red Cross for shelter, food, relief items, health services, counseling, family reunification, and individual casework assistance. The Red Cross also supports military families during times of crisis and teaches lifesaving skills to 20,000 Hawaii residents each year. Volunteers cover everything from teaching school children how to prepare for and cope with emergencies through the Pillowcase Project to installing free smoke alarms helping local residents how to prevent and escape from home fires.


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Board of Directors

Todd Apo

Derek Baughman

Judy Bishop

Rick Blangiardi

Stanford Carr

Dennis Christianson

Chuck Cotton

Melanie Ellis

*John Henry Felix, Ph.D (Chairman Emeritus)

Ron Forest

Gregg Fujimoto

*Dan Giovanni (Treasurer)

Tom Grimes

*Randy Harris (Chapter Chair)

*Scott Higashi

Peter Ho

Anna Hu

Jim Kelly

Patrick Kobayashi

Robert Kurisu

*Kristina Lockwood

*Warren K.K. Luke (Ex-officio)

*Tan Tek Lum (Ex-officio)

Ian MacNaughton

Colbert Matsumoto

Jon Mauer

Lance McAlister

Noel Morin

Erica Mau Orejel

*Maya Rogers (Secretary)

Jean Rolles

Kelly Sanders

Jeffrey Shonka

*Gerald Sumida (Ex-officio)

Nicole Velasco

Shelley Wilson

Scott Wo

Darryll Wong

*Kitty Yannone (Vice Chair)

*Executive Committee

American Red Cross of Hawai‘i


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