2016 Session Staff


2016 Staff members, from left to right: Sara Perry (Committee Clerk), Christine West (Legislative Aide), Senator Maile Shimbukuro, Colleen Teramae (Office Manager), and Stacy Garcia Jr. (Legislative Aide). Staff members not in photo: Geanine Kahalewai (Legislative Aide/ District Relations), Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai (Volunteer), James Shimabukuro (volunteer), and Lopaka Baptiste (Volunteer).

I am very blessed to have an excellent crew once again for this upcoming 2016 legislative session.  New staff members are Christine West and Sara Perry.  Christine West, an attorney who is studying for the HI bar exam, has strong Waianae roots, since her parents, the Badayos Ohana, live on Waianae Coast Hawaiian Homestead lands.  Sara Perry is a UHWO graduate who was born and raised on the Waianae Coast, and plans to become an attorney.

Returning staff members include Colleen Teramae and Geanine Kahalewai.  Returning volunteers include Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai, James Shimabukuro, and Lopaka Baptiste.  I will also have a UHWO student intern this session, and possibly another volunteer, whom I will introduce at a later date.

Contact my office at 586-7793 with your questions or concerns.  Mahalo for the privilege of serving you.