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A legacy of volunteers, mentors and role models


Many of our volunteers are our former program participants – they are Hawaii’s physicians, lawyers, business leaders, teachers, performing artists, media personalities and entrepreneurs. These individuals inspire our young women.  As we grow DYW of Hawai'i, we seek to increase these opportunities with more formal leadership development programs.  We believe that within our volunteer base and our professional connections in the community, that Distinguished Young Women is poised to become the premier leadership experience for high school girls in Hawaii. Distinguished Young Women is a completely volunteer organization that depends on the support of our community in order to thrive.  

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Corlis Chang | President

Natalie Young Albanese

Rowena Blaisdell

Marsha Bolson

Amy Dean Caliboso

Cecily Ching

Duane Chun | Treasurer

Lani Kaaa

Christian Kitamura-Izu

The Honorable Judge Marie Milks

Sarah Morihara | State Chair

Ligaya Stice

Lynn Uehara

DYWH Volunteers:

Kim Takata Endo | Fitness Choreographer

Ric Heny | Judges Chair

Josette Huang | Social Media

Suzanna Hunt

Carole Kaapu

Ashley Luke | Production Chair

Mei Nakamoto

Aeryn Paet

Chelsea Robinson | Production Chair

Xiao Yi Wang-Beckvall

Key Supporters:

Carlito Caliboso
Rodney Chang
Denise Fleming
Eddy Fong

Greg Grauman
Sandra Kim

Alvin Kitamura

Drs. Sandy Kwee & Leilani Kaanehe
Derrick Lee

Kent and Sarah Morihara

Ellie Ochiai

Dean and Rene Ochiai
Pua and Heather Rochlen
Lei Rowan

Misha Roytman
Sara Sato
Lucas Sayin

Scott Schroeder, Ph.D.
Glenn Sexton

Nan Chul Shin

Alan Tang

Dr. Lawrence Tseu

Garret and Lynn Uehara

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