Background

The Hawaiʻi Children’s Trust Fund (HCTF) was established in 1993 by state legislation, Chapter 350B of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS). This legislation created a public-private partnership between the Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and structured the partnership to involve three advisory groups (a statewide Coalition, an Advisory Committee, and an Advisory Board). The mission of HCTF is to ensure that Hawaiʻi’s children develop into healthy, productive, and caring individuals by promoting the advancement of community family strengthening programs in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Advisory Board members

  • Rep. Nadine Nakamura (Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives)
  • Sen. Karl Rhoads (Hawaiʻi State Senate)
  • Matthew Shim (Department of Health)
  • Danny Goya (Community Advocate)
  • Trisha Kajimura (Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center)
  • Daisy Hartfield (Department of Human Services)
  • Vacant (Governor's Office)

Advisory Committee members

Elected members

  • Kaulana Mossman (Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii)
  • Keith Kuboyama (Family Programs HI)
  • Marty Oliphant (Liliʻuokalani Trust)
  • Carole Vida Eleneki (PACT-Maui)
  • Kerrie Urosevich (Early Childhood Action Strategy)
  • Shayne Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto, "Kukuna" (Blueprint for Change)

Appointed members

  • Gordean Akiona (Judiciary)
  • Kimberly Arakaki (Dept. of Health)
  • Charlotte Kamauoha (Dept. of Human Services)
  • Dr. Maureen Ikeda (Dept of Education)
  • Leanne Gillespie (Office of Youth Services)