Staff Directory

HGEA has offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Wailuku and Lihue, and is run by a skilled and professional staff who provides quality representation and membership services to those in the union’s eight bargaining units, as well as Associate members (composed primarily of retirees, other state and county employees and officials, and federal and private sector employees). The staff is headed by Executive Director Randy Perreira, who was appointed in January 2008 and is the fifth executive director to lead HGEA since its founding in 1934.

To find the HGEA union agent that represents you, log in to the Member Dashboard and look in the right column for the box labeled "My Union Agent". Your bargaining unit and corresponding contract & salary schedule can also be found in the left column when you log in to the Member Dashboard.

Office of the Executive Director

Randy Perreira, Executive Director 543-0011
Debra Kagawa-Yogi, Deputy Executive Director - Field Services 543-0003
Charlene Ito, Private Secretary to the Executive Director 543-0012
Carol Arikawa, Private Secretary to the Deputy Executive Director  543-0013

Field Services



Stacy Moniz, Advocacy Chief 543-0055
Margie Abe, Executive Administrative Assistant 543-0067

Kapono Apao, Advocacy Manager 543-0031
Jayson Fukumoto, Union Agent 543-0036,
Rick Hartsell, Union Agent 543-0062
Kainua Hopkins, Union Agent 543-0034
Bryan Nakamura, Union Agent 543-0084
Melanie Pugay, Union Agent 543-0056
Jesse Sliva, Union Agent 543-0086


Sanford Chun, Executive Assistant for Field Services 543-0070
Cyndee Hata, Field Support/Consultation Specialist 543-0033

Field Outreach

Joy Bulosan, Field Services Officer 543-0057
Jermel Anderson, Union Agent 543-0044
Alison Badua-Bohner, Union Agent 543-0039
Chad Ngai, Union Agent 543-0042
Tom Tsuhako, Union Agent 543-0048
Wes Tufaga, Union Agent 543-0081
Donny Utu, Union Agent 543-0038

Member Service Center

Joy Kuwabara, Member Service Center Manager 543-0078
John Clivio, Union Agent 543-0082
Megan Takemoto, Union Agent 543-0053
Claire Ancheta, Member Service Center Technician 543-0092     
Maile Tupouniua, Member Service Center Technician 543-0094 


Scott Collins, Division Chief 961-0760
John Higgins, Union Agent, 961-0762
Audrey Kahawai-Kekipi, Union Agent, 961-0764
Lorena Kauhi, Union Agent 961-0761
Solette Perry, Union Agent 961-0767
Ann Ebesuno, Field Support Specialist 961-0763
Bernice Goodness-Viveiros, Field Services Technician 961-0765    


Toni Sipili, Division Chief 243-4464
John Costales Jr., Union Agent 243-4465
Jennifer Lookabaugh, Union Agent, 243-4462
Todd Watkins, Union Agent 243-4463
Jennie Aruda, Office Secretary 243-4460     


Brennen Carvalho, Union Agent 241-5361
Joni Taba, Field Services Technician 241-5360      

Administration Services


Caroline Sluyter, Communications Officer 543-0047
Jenny Nakagawa, Senior Communications Specialist 543-0024
Lariel Sato, Communications Specialist 543-0063    

Financial Services

Maureen Wakuzawa, Financial Officer 543-0041
Paula Kobayashi, Assistant Controller 543-0032
Joni Yamamoto, Accounting Specialist 543-0037
Jeri Lono, Lead Fiscal Services Technician 543-0065
Sharlene Oka, Field Services Technician 543-0021
Sheryl Wong, Account Technician 543-0068
Margaret Brash, Field Services Assistant 543-0072
Taryn Nishijo Kimble, Executive Administrative Assistant 543-0009

Human Resources

Megan Chow, Human Resources Manager 543-0007

Information Technology

Everett Inamasu, Information Technology Manager 543-0015 
Kanani Naauao, Information Technology Specialist 543-0025 

Member Engagement

Kevin Hirayama, Member Engagement Specialist 543-0089
Wesley Aki, Member and Community Engagement Specialist 543-0088      


Michele Kurihara-Klein, Legislative Officer 543-0093

Office Services

Nate Wong, Office Services Specialist 543-0064
Dean Makimoto, Office Services Assistant 543-0028
James Oshiro, Print Shop Technician 543-0026

Retirees Unit

Mahie Trask, Retirees Unit Administrator 543-0090
Tammy Tanouye, Office Secretary 543-0054      

AFSCME - Hawaii Area

Elizabeth Ho, Area Field Services Director 543-0022
Iris Chun, Secretary 543-0004  
Bronson Silva, Union Agent 543-0020