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


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Joining the Hawaii Education Association

There are 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


(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


(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


Board of Directors

Members of the HEA Board of Directors are composed of eight (8) directors elected by Association members.  Board members serve two-year overlapping terms and normally meet five times a year. 


HEA Executive Board Members: 


June Motokawa, President

           Board of Director Hawaii Foundation for Educators (HFE), past president of

           HSTA, former member Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, retired DOE Special Education

Joan Husted, Vice President

Commissioner-U.S. Education Commission of the States

Board Members of Aloha United Way and HSTA-Retired

Justin Wong, Treasurer

           Currently serves as HEA & HEAIA Treasurer 

           President of the Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans 

           Administrator for HSTA-Retired

Board Members:


Janice S. Bond 

           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

Joan Lewis

          Instructional Coach at Kapolei High School

          Commissioner, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

Meredith Maeda

          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

Ron Toma

           Former Director, Regional Educational Laboratory, Pacific Resources for

           Education and Learning; Retired administrator Hawaii Department of

           Education. Board Member, Arcadia Memorial Irrevocable Trust.


Jacqueline Yanagi

           Teacher, Waiahole Elementary School

           Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ExTL) Associate

           Program Trainer

Please have a look at our past presidents of HEA.

Membership Enrollment Form