American Red Cross of Hawaii


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


The Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 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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*Randy Harris, Board Chair

*Coralie Chun Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer 


Derek Baughman 

Rick Blangiardi 

Stanford Carr 

Dennis Christianson 

Chuck Cotton 

Melanie Ellis 

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

Ron Forest

Dennis Francis

Gregg Fujimoto

*Dan Giovanni (Treasurer) 

Chad Goodfellow

Dana Gusman

Sean Hehir

*Scott Higashi 

Peter Ho 

Jacqui Hoover 

Anna Hu 

Kathy Inkinen 

Jim Kelly 

Alex Kim

Patrick Kobayashi

Robert Kurisu

*Kitty Lagareta (Vice Chair) 

*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

Richard Parry

Frank Richardson

*Maya Rogers (Secretary) 

Kelly Sanders

Jeffrey Shonka

*Gerald Sumida (Ex-officio) 

Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

Nicole Velasco

Scott Wo

Darryll Wong 

* Executive Committee 

American Red Cross of Hawai‘i