Friends of HTA Foundation
Kōkua: to help, aid
Please support HTA’s statewide mission with your tax-deductible donation
In the wake of the west Maui wildfires, HTA provided support by launching a Lāhainā elementary and middle school. You can help this effort by donating here.
WAYS TO KŌKUA
Capital & Endowment Giving
HTA's capital priorities:
New learning spaces and labs
Professional development for educators
Career-based learning programs
IRA/Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Funding or resources for community programs
FUND an innovative academic program, or student transportation for travel to learning opportunities.
PROVIDE experts and resources for place-based learning, career connections, or internships.
DAVID SUN-MIYASHIRO • PRESIDENT
David is the founding executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN, a non-profit organization that partners with families and community members to promote education innovation and equity in Hawai‘i. His community board service is wide ranging and he has served on numerous education department stakeholder groups. David is an alumnus of the Weinberg Fellows program and PIE Network Leadership Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and master’s degrees from the University of Hawai‘i and Harvard Graduate School of Education. His wife, Amy, is a middle school math teacher on our Waipahu campus.
AARON DOMINGO • TREASURER
Aaron is the managing director and financial advisor at Westpac Wealth Partners. He was born and raised in Honolulu, where he attended Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama Campus. He graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, with a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis on music business production.
Cori is an associate attorney at Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, a Law Corporation, and focuses her practice on commercial and real estate law. Prior to attending law school, Cori taught math at James Campbell High School while co-advising the Mock Trial Team and Math Team. She currently serves on the Teach for America Hawai‘i Alumni Advisory Board and is passionate about providing students with equitable education opportunities. Cori holds a bachelor’s in political science from UH-Mānoa, a master’s in education from Chaminade University, and juris doctorate from the George Washington University Law School.
ROYA MAROUFKHANI DENNIS
Roya is the high school global education programs director for the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council. She works to inspire high school students to become more aware of global issues, and their influence and impact through local action projects. Roya has worked in public education at the high school and community college levels, teaching English and communications and developing workforce and internship programs. Roya holds a bachelor’s in English, a master’s in curriculum, and a post-secondary certification in secondary education for English from UH-Mānoa.
Matt is HTA’s Interim Executive Director and serves as a school liaison to FoHTA. Matt has spent nearly a quarter of a century in Hawai‘i’s education system. He started as a middle school science teacher at ‘Aiea Intermediate before joining HTA as a science teacher and, later, as a member of HTA’s administration team. Matt believes each student’s needs are unique and that school should accommodate those needs to help every student find their own path to success.