Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff’s commitment to Punahou’s mission is seen far beyond the classroom or office, and supporting the School’s aspirations has become part of a thriving culture of philanthropy on campus.

2018 – 2019 School Year

Heart of Punahou Employees

The Heart Of Punahou Employees (HOPE) Committee was formed in 2015 by a group of dedicated colleagues to help Punahou School engage all faculty, staff and service staff in the life of the school. The HOPE Committee offers valuable guidance for Punahou to better connect with employees and seeks to raise awareness of the priorities of the School through the current Ku’u Punahou Campaign. The support of the committee and all Punahou employees has created a culture that embraces philanthropy, understanding and 'ohana throughout the larger Punahou Community.


Erika Buder-NakasoneAthletics Office
Shelley FeyPhysical Education
Todd Funasaki ’89Information Technology
Denise HokeBusiness Office
Jennifer Hong ’92Financial Aid Office
Kevin KawaharaInformation Technology
Glen KitaharaPhysical Plant
John Koshiba ’94Junior School Faculty
Lisa KubaHuman Resources
Brian MahInformation Technology
Carri MorganLuke Center
Belle MurashigeJunior School Faculty
Eric Nagoshi ’08Athletics Office
Gaylynn NakamatsuJunior School Faculty
Kirsten RalstonJunior School Staff
Nelson Uyemura ’93Cafeteria
Luana Meyer ’81 YeeJunior School Faculty

For more information about faculty and staff giving opportunities, contact Jill Higashi, Director of Annual Giving.

Kirsten Spilker
Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Jill Higashi
Annual Giving Coordinator