The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is administered by the Office of the Provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Kamehameha Schools.

COMMUNITY ADVISORS

Micah Kane

Micah A. Kāne
Chief Executive Officer and President, Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Lauren Nahme

Lauren Nahme
Vice President of Strategy and Transformation, Kamehameha Schools

Bill Reeves

Bill Reeves
Co-Founder of Unbound Philanthropy and the Learning Coalition

MAYA SOETORO portrait

Maya Soetoro
Consultant, Obama Foundation

Chris Van Bergeijk
Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

UH ADVISORS

PETER ARNADE portrait

Peter Arnade
Dean,
College of Arts, Language & Letters

Donavan Kamakani Albano,
President, Associated Students of the University of Hawai’i

MICHAEL BRUNO portrait

Michael Bruno
Provost,
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

QIMEI CHIN portrait

Qimei Chen
Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean, Shidler College of Business

CHIP FLETCHER portrait

C.H. (Chip) Fletcher
Professor of Geology and Geophysics and Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

ROY GAL portrait

Roy Gal
Assistant Astronomer and Outreach Coordinator, Institute for Astronomy

NOELLE KAHANU portrait

Noelle Kahanu
Assistant Specialist, American Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

Jon Matsuda
Program Specialist, Outreach College

Paul McKimmy
Chair, Mānoa Faculty Senate

Dan Meisenzahl
Director, Office of Communications

COLIN MOORE portrait

Colin Moore
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Public Policy Center

Katrina Obleada Headshot

Katrina Obleada
Diversity Chair, Graduate Student Organization

Karla Zarate Ramirez headshot

Karla Zarate-Ramirez
Associate Vice President, Major Gifts

Kawakami Ronette

Ronette Kawakami
Associate Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law

Staff

Maile Au

Maile Au
Interim Sr. Executive Director of Alumni Relations,
UH Foundation

Chips Damate-headshot

Chips DeMate
Senior Communications Officer
Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Lori Furoyama portrait photo

Lori Furoyama
Educational Specialist,
OVCAA

Chelsie-Lei Gangcuangco
Student Communications Assistant

Headshot of Aleta Hammerich

Aleta Hammerich
Student Video Editor

Kaia Hutchison
Student Database & Fiscal Assistant

Carol Li
Student Communications Assistant

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe
Director
UHM’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

ROBERT PERKINSON portrait

Robert Perkinson
Associate Professor of American Studies; Speaker Series Coordinator

Alexandra Ruiz
Student Podcast Editor

Makani headshot

Makani Sabala-Bactad
Student Administrative Assistant

Reanna Salvador
Student Communications Assistant

chad walton portrait

Chad Walton
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research