Officers and Board of Directors


  • Brandon Kurisu, President (President, Upspring Media)
  • Jason Fujita, Vice-President (Vice President, Hawaiian Telcom)
  • Aaron K. Masuoka, Co-Treasurer (CPA LLC) 
  • Jamie Asato, Co-Treasurer (Assurance Senior Manager, Accuity LLC)
  • Suzanne Skjold, Secretary (Executive Director, Hawaii Literacy, Inc.)

Board of Directors

  • Mitchell Ka‘aiali‘i, Vice President & Area Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Kevin Katsura, Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Sean K. Knox, President, HiEmployment
  • Jason Masaki, D.S.R.
  • Ashlee Matsui, Vice President & Owner, SAH. Inc.
  • R. Scott Simon, Founder and Principal, Simon Leadership Group
  • G. Todd Withy, Law Office of G. Todd Withy
  • James A. Wong, Zellinsky Company

Hawaii Literacy is very grateful to these business and community leaders who volunteer many hours and resources to further the vision of a Hawaii where every adult and child is able to read and write.  Our work would truly not be possible without their efforts and dedication to community.