Educational Foundation

Educational Foundation Hawaii Island District

Aloha and Welcome to the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Hawaii Island District
We invite you to attend our 2019 quarterly learning events in February, April, August and November. Our lively, interactive workshops provide training material and expert advice to help Human Resources professionals, local employers and business owners develop best practices on a variety of topics from Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Strategies to Managing Organizational Risk. Join us!

If you would like more information on joining SHRM or are interested in helping us grow the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Big Island District, please contact Bill Brown (Email).

Big Island Representative

  • Bill Brown

Program Committee

  • Sylvia Dahlby

  • Amy Nordin

Call for Volunteers!

The SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Big Island District is looking for Members who would like to organize one or more networking events, meet-ups or mixers in between our quarterly programs in March, May, June, July, September, October and December (holiday party). Events can take place in Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa or Waimea locations and would serve as an opportunity for HR professionals to get together in an informal setting to share ideas, network with other members and perspective members, and talk story about Hawaii Island employment industry issues. Volunteers would be responsible for venue selection and event coordination only; the Program Committee will provide logistical and promotional support. For details on how you can get involved contact [email protected]


Educational Foundation Maui District

Aloha e komo mai

Welcome to the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation - Maui District! We represents over 100 HR professionals on the island of Maui.

Membership provides a unique opportunity to network with peers and participate in professional development opportunities on relevant topics intended to enhance our knowledge and ability to navigate the complex and challenging world of Human Resource Management.

If you are interested in more information or would like to join SHRM Maui, please contact me directly

Mandy Woulfe, SPHR
Past President, SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Maui District

2019 Executive Board

Juli Patao
UH Maui College

Lianne Yoshida, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.

Betsy Scheller

Employer Options

Tema Watson
Self Employed

Educational Foundation Hawaii Kauai District

Welcome to the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Kauai District!

Located on the Garden Island, the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, Kaua'i members are privileged to enjoy an overabundance of blue sky and white sand. Truly a paradise - and we invite you to visit us!

Our membership consists of professionals throughout the island of Kauai and includes representation from a wide array of industries and service groups. Members from both small and large organizations join our group and provide representation in healthcare, tourism, trade/retail, utility services, military, education, agriculture, and real estate as well as a diverse segment of non-profit organizations. It is this effective mix of members and organizations that maintains the dynamics of our foundation and supports its influence within our island community.

Committee leaders supply the nuts and bolts of administering the needs of our membership. Their contribution and commitment ensures a continual flow of useful information to Kauai HR professionals and promotes effective networking opportunities.

Focus areas of our committees include:

  • Communication and Public Relations

  • Education (College Relations and School-to-Work)

  • Professional Certification and Recertification

  • Legislative Support: Information and Updates

  • Membership

  • Programs

If you are interested in more information or would like to join the Kauai Educational Foundation, please feel free to contact me.

Donna Dertz
President, SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Kauai

There are five very straightforward goals we have set out to achieve:

  • Increase awareness of our organization and its contribution within the community.

  • Promote educational activities in and for the profession.

  • Support our School-to-Work and College Relations efforts and initiatives.

  • Provide information access and resources - for issues, strategies, and best practices in the employment arena.

  • Assist our members in their professional development.

  • Though simplified, these initiatives define the purpose of our organization and provide the incentives we need to expand our influence and strengthen our professional careers.

Our organizational activities include:

Educational Programs: The Kauai Educational Foundation has six educational programs throughout the year. All of the programs are related to educational development and enhancement of skills for the selected career field of Human Resources management. The programs consist of featured guest speakers on various human resources topics, including application and compliance of labor laws affecting the workforce.

School-to-Work/College Relations: The Kauai Educational Foundation provides the services of professionals in the field of human resources to become guest speakers at public and private high schools on the island of Kauai. The purpose of the School-to-Work/College Relations Program is to educate students and school counselors about the various career fields, advocate and coordinate programs that address workforce readiness initiatives, and promote HR as a profession to college students.


An Acrobat (PDF) version of the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation's Bylaws can be viewed here.

Educational Foundation Oahu District

Welcome to the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation Oahu District

The SHRM Oahu Educational Foundation serves the largest portion of the members in Hawaii with over 450 members on Oahu, of which 145 have either SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, PHR/SPHR or a combination of both, and 320 are SHRM National members.

With the 2004 merger of all island chapters, the SHRM Oahu Educational Foundation has had the opportunity to partner and network with the other island SHRM Education Foundations on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui and to share resources and coordinate some of our activities.

The SHRM Educational Foundations represent the non-profit arm of SHRM and are responsible for:

  • Facilitating the continuing education of human resource professionals and

  • Providing opportunities for cooperative relationships and exchange of information and ideas among members.

Our focus is to Serve the Professional and to Advance the Profession. The committees within the SHRM Educational Foundation provide wonderful volunteer opportunities for each of you to enhance your knowledge, network with other HR professionals, and to extend educational services to other SHRM members, or to students from elementary to the college level. We invite and welcome you to get involved with one of the following committees:

  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE: This committee coordinates topics and speakers for monthly programs offered to all SHRM members and prospective members. The goals for the monthly program topics are to presenting new "cutting edge” issues, deliver presentations on new or existing employment laws, sharing of resources, best practices in HR as well as reinforcement of some of the HR basics. Our programs are normally scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month and notices are e-mailed to members. Please check the SHRM Hawaii website at for future programs or watch for the monthly program notices sent by an "e-mail blast”.

  • COLLEGE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: This committee works with the student chapter of the University of Hawaii, and other local colleges to educate and encourage the human resources profession.A key focus of this committee is to share with college students the fact that there is a place in HR for everyone, regardless of your major and to bridge the transition from college student to young professional.

The volunteer activities of these committees within the SHRM Educational Foundation have done much to strengthen the name of the SHRM organization, to educate and share resource information with other human resource professionals and to provide support to the students who are the future of our businesses. For the volunteers, one of the most rewarding aspects is often the opportunity to form new friendships with other HR professionals.

We hope that you are or will become a SHRM Hawaii member and that you will contact us to participate in one of the committees listed above. If you would like more information on joining SHRM or are interested in joining one of the SHRM Oahu Educational Foundation committees please contact Bernard Nunies (Email).

Mahalo for visiting!


An Acrobat (PDF) version of the SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation's Restated Bylaws can be viewed by clicking here.

Articles XI and XII have since been amended. Please refer to the Attachment to the Articles of Amendment of SHRM Hawaii Educational Foundation here.