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Members of the Development Division serve as University ambassadors who develop relationships and connect constituents throughout the state, country and internationally with the University of Hawai‘i, and match constituents’ philanthropic interests with the greatest needs of the University.

Karla Zarate-Ramirez, CFRE

Associate Vice President, Major Gifts
(808) 956-2906


Eriza Bareng

Associate Director, College of Arts, Languages & Letters
(808) 956-6052

Kristi Bates, CFRE

Executive Director of Development, Shidler College of Business
(808) 956-3597

Jared Fukushima

Associate Director of Development, NAWSON and TSSWPH
(808) 956-5388

Audrey Hirayama

Director of Development, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Lyon Arboretum
(808) 956-9172

Joanne Ikehara

Administrative Assistant, John A. Burns School of Medicine
t (808) 692-0879
f (808) 692-1247

Julie Inouye

Executive Director of Development, John A. Burns School of Medicine
(808) 692-0873

Kimo Kai

Associate Athletics Director – Philanthropic Partnerships
t (808) 956-4322
f (808) 356-0318

Christie Leidholm

Associate Director of Donor & Alumni Relations, John A. Burns School of Medicine
t (808) 692-1222
f (808) 692-1247

Aaron Mandich

Associate Director of Development, John A. Burns School of Medicine
(808) 692-0991

Terri Miyashiro

Development Assistant, Development Office
t (808) 376-7828
f (808) 356-0318

Charisse Pudiquet

Associate Director of Development, Coll. of Engineering, Architecture, and SOEST
(808) 376-7870

Christine Quach

Alumni, Communications, and Events Coordinator, Shidler College of Business
(808) 956-5645

Kim Scott

Associate Director of Development, College of Social Sciences
(808) 956-2437

Alice Taum

Associate Director of Development, UHM Hawai‘inuiakea & College of Education
(808) 956-7988

Meredith Yoro

Executive Director of Development, Coll. of Engineering, Architecture, and SOEST
(808) 956-4575

West Oʻahu

Darian Padilla

Associate Director of Development, UH West Oahu
(808) 689-2782

Hawai‘i Island

Kristen Vierthaler

Director of Development, Hawai‘i Island
(808) 932-7692

Fayth Paekukui

Associate Director of Development, Hawaiʻi Island
(808) 428-9229

Community Colleges

Linh Hoang Poe

Senior Director of Development, Kapi‘olani Community College
t (808) 734-9570
f (808) 734-9162

Jocelyn Romero Demirbag, Ed.D.

Director of Development for UH Maui College
(808) 984-3471

Trinh Nguyen

Director of Development, Leeward Community College, Windward Community College, Honolulu Community College
(808) 845-9400

Robyn Petterson

Associate Director of Development for Kauai Community College
(808) 635-8554

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Marcelo Hanza

Executive Director
(808) 376-7848

Judy Nagai, PhD

Senior Executive Director of Campaign Planning
(808) 376-7802

Office of Estate & Gift Planning

Allison Ohanian

Senior Executive Director
(808) 376-7873

Vince Raboteau

Associate Director of Estate and Gift Planning
(808) 376-7871

Dustin Borromeo

Development Coordinator
(808) 376-7872


Gail Nakayama

Associate Director, Scholarship Development
(808) 376-7870

Development Operations

Gay Inouye

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
t (808) 376-7809
f (808) 356-0298

Chelsea Jackson

Development Coordinator
(808) 376-7850

Marissa Hirata

Director of Development Operations
t (808) 376-7856
f (808) 356-0318

Janelle Mateo

Development Coordinator
(808) 376-7824