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Emily is a consultant with Triad Consulting. For almost two decades, Emily has specialized in teaching negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and communication skills. She focuses on helping clients break through impasse, collaborate across functions, and build stronger relationships.
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Ann Harakawa is Principal at Two Twelve. Known for creating logical and perfectly executed wayfinding strategies, master plans and environmental graphics, Ann Harakawa and Two Twelve have guided millions of people throughout New York City and the United States. Ann is a graduate of the Punahou School in Hawai’i, earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in graphic design from Yale University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work in Japan before she began her professional design career in New York.
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Innovative CIO at SC Johnson successful at transforming and managing global business process engineering + technology divisions, creating and sustaining measurable value for the enterprise.
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PATRICE TANAKA – Co-founder, Chief Counselor and Creative Strategist, PadillaCRT


Patrice co-founded her third PR & marketing agency, PadillaCRT, on September 1, 2013. In so doing, she and her former partners at CRT/tanaka created with Padilla Speer Beardsley the “largest, employee-owned PR agency,” rankingamong the “top 15 independent PR agencies” in America.
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Valerie Au is the manager of the Worksite & Wellness Services department at UHA Health Insurance.


Dr. Berry is a scholar of national and international standing in the area of child welfare, and became director of the Center on the Family in September, 2013. She has served as the director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia; director of the Office of Child Welfare Research and Development at the University of Kansas; and co‐founder and director of the Center for Child Welfare at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Owner & Designer, [ki•ele] jewelry


Marylea Conrad is the Australian born owner and designer of [ki•ele] jewelry. [ki•ele] jewelry, named after Conrad’s youngest daughter and Hawaiian for gardenia, is island inspired jewelry handmade in Hawaii. Five years into the business, Conrad continues to strive to infuse her design roots into this growing brand that aims to balance the organic elements of the beach with inorganic materials. Read more →


Karen Gruen is Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for Alaska Air Group. She is responsible for oversight of Alaska’s airport lease and operating agreements and planning, engineering and construction projects for airport and non-airport company facilities, facilities maintenance, and related real estate business transactions.
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Sarah Guay is Director of Talent Management at ProService Hawaii, the state’s largest Professional Employer Organization. With nearly 15 years of training and organizational development experience under her belt, Ms. Guay leads the development, recruitment, retention and engagement efforts of the organization.
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Amy Kunz is the Assistant Superintendent & Chief Financial Officer at the Office of Fiscal Services as well as Acting Assistant Superintendent at the Office of Human Resources.
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Born and raised in Hawaii Mary has been one of the top 25 Realtors in Hawaii consistently over the past 13 years. She has been in the business of sales and marketing for over 30 years always as a Top Producer. She also has an extensive background in finance & banking and was a successful business owner operating European Motor Sales, as a highline auto dealership in Honolulu for 15 years.
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Ashley Lukens is the Program Director for the Hawaii Center for Food Safety. Her work focuses on issues of human and environmental health as they relate to the food system. She has her PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where her research examined community-led efforts to develop culturally appropriate strategies for food system transformation. Originally from Houston, TX Ashley attended Vassar College where she graduated with a B.A. in women studies and economics.
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Susan Murray is Senior VP & COO at The Queen’s Health Systems.


Michele K. Saito is the president of DTRIC Insurance Group, overseeing more than 100employeesand responsible for the day-to-day operations. Michele has nearly 30 years in the insurance industry, joining Farmers Insurance Hawaii (formerly AIG Hawaii) as an accounting manager in 1984.
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As the Omidyar Fellows’ Director of External Relations, Kalei is the chief ambassador, spokesperson and advocate of the program. Previously, Kalei was Executive Director of KeAli‘i Pauahi Foundation, a supporting organization of Kamehameha Schools, where she was responsible for leading and managing the foundation’s $13 million endowment.
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Tiffany Tanaka is the owner of Fresh Cafe, a community gathering space located in the trendy Kaka’ako district and downtown Honolulu. Fresh Cafe is home to events such as Art & Flea, Slam Poetry, Barter Bar, TedX Salon and a firm supporter of all things local. Read more →


Lori Teranishi is Co-founder and Principal of iQ 360, Inc., An integrated communications firm with offices in Honolulu, San Francisco and New York. Lori has provided PR counsel to emerging and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. She has experience in media relations, analyst relations, board communications and launching major thought leadership campaigns and leading crisis communications for high-profile issues.
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