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Zelda Medina, Board President

Zelda Medina was born and raised in Hawaii and currently lives in Kunia. Zelda believes in being involved with her local community and has volunteered for community projects since high school. She volunteered at St. Francis Hospital in Liliha for 3 years as well as worked with various politicians and spent time volunteering with her children’s sports events.

Zelda Medina works as a Loan Office for Guild Mortgage Company in Kailua. Her company also believes in giving back to the community and her offices has participated is many community events.

Zelda describes her husband as ‘wonderful’ and has 3 children and a granddaughter.

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Susan Page, Vice President

Susan Page has lived in Hawaii for the past 26 years. For 17 years, she has been a featured columnist for MidWeek magazine in Honolulu, writing on lifestyle, politics, and social issues. After selling both her modeling and fashion photography businesses, she has been a busy emcee, guest radio host, and public speaker. She is currently marketing director for Coffee Enterprises, Inc., a professional speaker business. Susan co-hosted the Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network telethon for 24 years and has served as a director on the boards of the Kapiolani Health Foundation, Women In Need, and Vice-chair of Heart for Africa, a faith-based humanitarian organization that partners with orphanages in Kenya and Swaziland. She has been on 8 mission trips to Africa since 2005. Susan has been a military wife, a widow and is now married to retired Navy Captain Jerry Coffee, a professional inspirational speaker and former 7-year Vietnam P.O.W. Together they have 6 grown children and 8 grandchildren and reside in Aiea, Hawaii.

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Jodi Uehara, Secretary 

Jodi Uehara is the Hawaii Sales Representative for APP Hawaii, as well as, President at Business Network International (BNI) Oahu Premier, a Board Member Women in Need and the Hawaii Society of Business Professionals. C&S Sales, established in 1975, works with individuals from all industries to help build name recognition through custom packaging and promotional items. Specialties include: hotel guest compendiums, restaurant menus, wine lists, VIP amenities and executive gifts. Jodi has excelled in promoting her brand through intensive networking and relationship building.

 
 

Dr. Helene Honda 

Dr. Helene S.M. Honda holds a doctorate in Educational Organizational Leadership from Argosy University-Honolulu, along with a Master of Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University.  In her private practice as an educational consultant for special needs, Dr. Honda advocates for families -- specifically students from the autism spectrum.  Dr. Honda utilizes the pedagogical perspective of the Native Hawaiian culture and utilizes its structure and holistic viewpoint for trauma survivors.  She is a Kumu Hula of Hālau Hula Ka No`eau under the direction of Michael Pili Pang and has honorably earned her title during her 30 years under his guidance.

 

Kim Williams

Kim Williams is married to Richard for 17 years and is the mother of 3 children; Tia (14 years old), Ty (12 years old), and Toby (9 years old). She worked as a paramedic for the C&C of Honolulu for 10 years. She teaches and coordinates 1st Aid and CPR classes for Kapiolani Community College and has recently started working part time for the C&C EMS department doing Cardiac Care studies. She is an active member of St. John Vianney church for over 20 years.

 
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Jeff Orig

Bio coming soon.

 
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Esther Tokars 

Esther Tokars is an Elementary Coordinator of Religious Education at St. John Vianney Parish. Born in the Philippines, she immigrated with her family to San Francisco at age 10, moving to Hawaii after she married.

 
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Sohee Chu

Sohee Chu is the founder and owner of iSohi, an award-winning design and online media strategy firm. iSohi has provided extensive identity, branding and design solutions for companies like Marriott International, Bambeco, DuPont and international non-profits including the Bolivian Street Children Project and Raising Voices in Uganda. Sohee resides in Kailua, Hawaii with her husband and two children.

 
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Kim buffett

Bio coming soon. 

 
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Jarrett Macanas

Jarrett Macanas is an entrepreneur, teacher, lawyer and volunteer. An advocate for Hawaii’s working families, small businesses and the elderly, he is an attorney at Macanas Law Firm LLC where he concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate, business and tax law. He earned his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University (Provo) and his law degree from the University of Utah. He is also matriculated at Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program for an L.L.M. (Master’s Law Degree) in Taxation. Since 2011, Mr. Macanas has held an adjunct professor post at University of Hawaii’s Kapiolani Community College, where he teaches courses on Estate Planning & Probate and the Law of Business Organizations. He is admitted to the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Utah State Bar (inactive) and is a member of the HSBA’s Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law and Tax Sections, and the Hawaii Estate Planning Council. Jarrett and his wife Tiffany have three children and live in Kailua, Hawaii.

 
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John Coleman 

John Believes in and is committed to what Women In Need truly stands for (a declaration that can be found within the mission statement) “to empower the families of Hawaii with the tools they need to be successful.” Furthermore, “WIN believes that the most important service we officer is hope.”

John Coleman has worked primarily in law enforcement for the past 27 years. He has a BA in English Literature from Brigham Young University and also attended the University of Phoenix. John taught a high school Social Studies program for seven years that he developed and has also written grants and educationally related programs.

John has been involved in community service for many years serving as an advisor for the Explorations Program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America for over fifteen years; while also mentoring students for the State of Hawaii Youth Challenge program. John has also helped the Crime Stoppers program for many years serving in whatever capacity that was required of him at the time. John is a current member in good standing with Toastmasters International for the past five years while holding various leadership roles within the District 49 (Hawaii) Toastmaster organization. John’s favorite quote, “if you are depressed, you are living in the past; if you are anxious, you are living in the future; if you are at Peace, you are living in the present,” Lao Tzu. 

 
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Corinda Wong, Honorary Board Member

Corinda Wong, is a long-term supporter of Women In Need. After serving over 10 years on the board as Treasurer Corinda is now an Honorary Board Member. Corinda also serves on the board for Locations Foundation. She organizes the annual Locations Back to School project, providing 200+ backpacks filled with school supplies to WIN for distribution to children of homeless clients.

 
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Chris Yozamp, Honorary Board Member

Chris Yozamp came to Hawaii from California over 16 years ago in order to reside in an area in which she could enjoy a long real estate career. Having received her Broker’s License in 1998, Chris has done just that with Prudential Locations.

Prior to her real estate career, Chris specialized in the area of Social Services. In California, Chris worked for Santa Clara County Children & Family Services. Continuing her social service goals as part of her transition to Hawaii she enjoyed her work at Hale Kipa, a short term residential placement for teens. With her to jumping into real estate, Chris has missed her contact with the kids and has done some volunteer work for various organizations over the years. She is looking forward to a more active role with her focused work with the Women In Need organization.