Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors Election

Statements were submitted by candidates to fill three (3) open seats on Hawaii State FCU’s Board of Directors. Each position carries a three-year term and begins in June 2024. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and are responsible for ensuring that the credit union serves the financial needs of its members. The Board works with the credit union’s management team to develop quality products and services to meet this goal. The order in which the candidates appear was determined by random draw and does not indicate appropriateness for election.

Monica Toguchi Ryan

Monica Toguchi Ryan

Brennon Morioka

Brennon Morioka

Joshua Strickler

Joshua Strickler

Donna Ikeda

Donna Ikeda

Darren Nakao

Darren Nakao

Dean Seki

Dean Seki


Read more about each nominee and their commitment to Hawaii State FCU and you.

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Cast Your Vote Online to Support Lanakila Pacific!

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For every online vote we receive in our 2024 Board of Directors election, $5 will be donated to Lanakila Pacific. Cast your vote online, and Hawaii State FCU will donate $5 for every vote up to $10,000!

Lanakila Pacific’s mission is to build independence and an improved quality of life for individuals with cognitive, physical, social, or age-related challenges. They offer a number of vital social services, including senior care, food and fresh produce delivery through their Meals on Wheels program, and employment training and counseling services.

Vote for a Chance to Win an Apple iPad®!


Vote in this year’s Hawaii State FCU Board of Directors Election and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad*!


*The election will be May 23 to June 17, 2024. Voters must be 16 years or older and a member as of March 31, 2024. The winner must be a State of Hawaii resident and will be selected at random by June 28, 2024. Odds are based on number of entries. Unclaimed prize may be awarded to a new winner after one week. No purchase or payment is necessary. To enter without voting, to decline to participate, or to obtain the sweepstakes rules, please see or call us on Oahu at (808) 587‑2700 or US Toll‑Free at (888) 586‑1056. Employees, volunteers and their immediate family and households, organizations, and businesses are ineligible. Void where prohibited by law. iPad® is a trademark of Apple° Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Nominations by Petition Now Being Accepted 

Hawaii State FCU is currently accepting nominations by petition to fill three (3) positions on our Board of Directors. Nominations made by petition must be signed by a minimum of 500 Hawaii State FCU members age 16 and older as of March 31, 2024. A separate petition form must be completed and submitted to the Nominating Committee for each nomination. Along with the petition form, each nominee must submit a statement of qualifications, biographical data and a complete application packet.

To obtain additional information regarding nominations by petition, please call the credit union’s Administrative Office at (808) 447-8050 or email The deadline for the Nominating Committee to receive the completed nominations by petition is 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024.

Call for Supervisory Committee Applications

Hawaii State FCU is currently seeking candidates for two (2) open seats on our Supervisory Committee. Both seats carry three-year terms. The Supervisory Committee meets monthly to review various financial, operational and risk management activities.

By volunteering to serve on the Supervisory Committee, you have the opportunity to learn about credit union operations, oversee practices and procedures to safeguard members’ assets, ensure the credit union meets required financial reporting objectives, and take an active role in making Hawaii State FCU Hawaii’s premier credit union.

To obtain an application, contact our Administrative Office at (808) 447-8050 or email Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2024.

Save the Date for our 87th Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 9 a.m.
Hawaii Pacific University at Aloha Tower
Multipurpose Room #3 

For additional details and information on how to register to attend our meeting, please visit our Events page for updates or call our Member Service Call Center at (808) 587-2700 beginning in May.

The Hawaii State FCU Board of Directors is made up of unpaid volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure the prosperity of the credit union and its members. These men and women represent you in making important decisions about the credit union.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

  • A headshot photo of Kaulana Park, Board of Director
    Kaulana Park
  • Photo of Mark Yamakawa
    Mark Yamakawa
    Vice Chair
  • John Katahira, Board of Director
    John Katahira
  • Monica Toguchi Ryan
    Monica Toguchi Ryan
  • A headshot photo of Terramce Aratani, 2020 Board of Director Nominee
    Terrence Aratani
  • Board of Director, Marion Higa
    Marion Higa
  • Photo of Dawn Kurisu, Director
    Dawn Kurisu
  • Photo of Ryan Morita, Board of Director
    Ryan Morita
  • Photo of Grant Tanimoto, Board of Director
    Grant Tanimoto

Where Money Has a Heart

Unlike a bank that’s more concerned with profit, we’re a not-for-profit concerned with our member’s financial and personal well-being. We’re all about people helping people. We hope that it shows in everything we do.
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Grants & Scholarships

Hawaii State FCU has already awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships since 1996. Recipients each receive $5,000 to be used toward a university, college or trade/vocational school.

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It’s important to recognize and appreciate everything our Hawaii teachers do for our kids. That’s why we created the Investing in Education Grant. The money can be used to buy classroom supplies, books, electronics and more.

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We believe in volunteering for worthwhile causes in our local communities. Look for us out in the community year-round as we do our part to improve the lives of others.

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