HEA Officers

June Motokawa
  • Board of Director Hawaii Foundation for Educators (HFE)

  • Past president of member Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

  • Retired DOE Special Education

Joan Lee Husted
Vice President
  • Commissioner-U.S. Education Commission of the States

  • Board Members of Aloha United Way and HSTA-Retired

Justin Wong
  • Currently serves as HEA & HEAIA Treasurer 

  • President of the Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans 

  • Administrator for HSTA-Retired

HEA Board of Directors

  • Retired educator over 20 yrs on Kaua`i and Mainland

  • Commissioner-Hawaii Commission for National & Community Service

  • Legislative Advocate-AARP/American Cancer Society, Kaua`i Elderly Advisory

Janice Bond
Joan Lewis
  • Instructional Coach at Kapolei High School

  • Commissioner, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

  • Professional Development and Educational Research Institute New Principal Academy mentor/coach

  • Hawaii Department of Education administrator retired

  • Oahu Interscholastic Association and Hawaii High School Athletic Association past president

  • Learning Forward Hawaii board member

  • Castle Alumni/Community Association member

Meredith Maeda
  • Hawaii Department of Education retired teacher

  • Served HSTA Board of Directors  and Political Action Committee

  • Member, NEA Resolutions Committee and Task Force on Standardized Testing

  • 1992-2016 - Hawaii State Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees and Chair in 2014.

Pilialoha Lee Loy
Wilbur Luna
  • Hawaii Department of Education retired teacher

  • National Education Association, Research-Organizer and Human and Civil Rights Specialist.

  • Oahu Education Association,Vice President

  • HSTA Director of Field Services, and Director of Special Programs

Jaqueline Yanagi
  • Teacher, Waiahole Elementary School

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ExTL) Associate

  • Program Trainer

Members of the HEA Board of Directors are composed of nine (9) directors elected by Association members.  Board members serve two-year overlapping terms and normally meet five times a year. 

Joining the Hawaii Education Association

Eight categories of  HEA membership:

1.     Active Member: Any person in educational service of a professional nature in the State of Hawaii.

2.    Retired Member: Any person in retired from educational service of a professional nature in the State of Hawaii.

3.    Life Member: Prior to 01 July 2012, any person upon retirement from active service who:

        a.  For ten consecutive years immediately prior to the date of retirement has been a paid member of the Association, or

        b.  For twenty or more years has been a paid member of the Association, provided he/she was a paid member for two years immediately preceding his/her retirement.

4.     Student Membership: Student Members shall be actively enrolled in an institute of higher learning.  Student members in good standing shall enjoy all the benefits of membership and be entitled to vote on matters submitted to a vote of the members, but are not entitled to hold office.

5.     Associate Member: Any person interested in advancing the cause of Education. (Does not participate in Governance).

6.    Honorary Member: Designated by the Board of Directors in recognition of distinguished service to Education in Hawaii.

7.    Organization Member: An organization which is interested in advancing the cause of education.

8.    Business Member: A business which is interested in advancing the cause of education.

For more information on joining HEA, please contact us or download the pdf application and mail to:

       Hawaii Education Association
      1953 South Beretania St., Suite 5C
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
      Telephone: (808) 949-6657
      Toll-free: (866) 653-9372
      Fax: (808) 944-2032

OR email membership form to:   hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org


For your convenience, you can send your dues payment with PayPal. 

Please have a look at our past presidents of HEA.

Membership Enrollment Form

    1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826


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