Officers and Board of Directors


  • R. Scott Simon, President (Founder and Principal, Simon Leadership Group)
  • Brandon Kurisu, Vice President (President, Upspring Media)
  • Aaron K. Masuoka, Co-Treasurer (CPA LLC) 
  • Gayle S. Tasaka, Co-Treasurer (CPA LLC)
  • Suzanne Skjold, Secretary (Executive Director, Hawaii Literacy, Inc.)

Board of Directors

  • Mitchell Ka’aiali’i, Vice President and Area Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Sean K. Knox, President, HI Employment
  • Shaun Salvador, Vice-President, Marketing & Communications, Hawaii Self Storage
  • Jason Masaki, D.S.R.
  • G. Todd Withy, Law Office of G. Todd Withy
  • James A. Wong, Delta Construction
  • Jason Fujita, Hawaiian Telcom
  • Ashlee Matsui, Vice President and Owner, SAH. Inc.

Hawaii Literacy is very grateful to these business and community leaders who volunteer many hours and resources to further the vision of a Hawai’i 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.