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Our People

From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.



Need to contact our CEO or a Department Director? Please contact our Senior Management Team: Janel Chandler, Preet Nijjar, Kari Bogner, Janelle Sanqui, and Demetria Caston.


Community Engagement

Have questions about how to raise funds for Make-A-Wish, how to get involved in an event or about our communications? James Donnelly, Michelle Fujii, Alison Mehrman, Susan Rhee, Arden Salassa, Samantha Samaniego, Greg Usam, and Rayen Watanabe are here to help.

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Wish Assist Department

Have a wish child who wishes to go to Hawaii? Contact Angel Clapp, Matt Morici, Abe McAulton, Laarnie Mitamura, Holly Hood, Karlie Kaui, Diva Gapusan or Mao Kawamoto.


Wish Department

Our Wish Department handles all local wishes. If you have questions about anything wish related, ask Tatiana Quezada, Jennifer Canaya-Michel, or Amanda Austin!



Interested in becoming a volunteer? Connect with Will Phelps!

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Board Governance

See the dedicated leaders in our community who oversee and guide us in all facets of our mission.


Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

223 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel. 808.537.3118
Fax 808.536.5566

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100