Toastmasters District 49 Leaders

Elected or appointed for the fiscal year of 2023 - 2024

District Executive Committee - Key 6

Charen Kepler

District Director

Charen Kepler, DL5, EC2,
IP2, PM1, VC1

Dominick Yamashita Potts

Program Quality Director

Dominick Yamashita-Potts, IP4

Aiko Hemingway, DTM

Club Growth Director

Aiko Hemingway, DTM

Michael Aviles

Public Relations Manager


Tricia Evans

Administration Manager

Tricia Evans, DTM

Anne Myers Toastmasters

Finance Manager

Anne Myers, DTM


District Executive Committee - Non-voting Members

Gerald Toyomura
Immediate Past District Director, Leadership Committee Chair
Gerald Toyomura, DTM

Joseph Omura, toastmasters
District Auditor
Joseph Omura, EC5

Nelson Nakagawa
District Contest Chair
Nelson Nakagawa, IP4, TC2
Raymond Liu
Raymond Liu, ATMB, CL

Gloria Shishido
Club Retention Chair
Gloria Shishido, DTM

Sherry Imamura Ryan
D49 Store
Sherry Imamura-Ryan, DTM

Alicia Curtis
Club Extension Chair
Alicia Curtis, DTM

Jan Cerizo Toastmasters
Club Quality Chair
Jan Cerizo, DTM

Shirley Watanabe DTM
Logistics Manager

Anne Myers Toastmasters
Club New Source Research Chair

Sepiuta Holakeituai
Conference Chair
Sepiuta Holaleituai, DTM

Sherry Imamura Ryan
Youth Leadership Program Chair/
Asst. Webmaster
Sherry Imamura Ryan, DTM

Elmer Bill Pang
Education Chair
Elmer Pang, IP2

Division Directors

Alicia Curtis
Division A Director
Alicia Curtis, DTM
Serving Areas:
 1, 2, 3, and 4
Debra Chong
Division B Director
Debra Chong, DTM
Serving Areas:
5, 6, 7, and 8
Rebecca Kanenaka
Division C Director
Rebecca Kanenaka, DTM
Serving Areas:
9, 10, 11, and 12
Paulette Williams Toastmasters
Division D Director
Dr. Paulette Williams, DTM
Serving Areas:
13, 14, 15, and 16

Area Directors

Shirley Watanabe DTM
Area 1 Director

Serving Clubs: 
Aloha Toastmasters
Downtown Business Associates Club, Hawaii Entrepreneur Club
Na Hoku Kai Toastmasters
Travel Talk
Willie Jones
Area 2 Director
Willie Jones, WCOPS, EC5, EH5

Serving Clubs: 
City And County of Honolulu Toastmasters
DBEDT for Business Toastmasters Club
Global Messenger Club
Liliuokalani Club
Jan Cerizo Toastmasters
Area 3 Director
Jan Cerizo, DTM

Serving Clubs: 
Ka Ipu Kukui Toastmasters
No Ka Oi Club
Paw-Ty Pet Toastmasters
Social Media MetaVerse
Nyanika Chansrichawla
Area 4 Director
Nyanika Chansrichawla, EC1, LD2, IP5

Serving Clubs: 
Aloha Parliamentarians
Hawaii Kai Toastmasters Club
LIST Toastmasters
Windward Winners
Winners Circle II Club
Robin Sherrod
Area 5 Director
Robin Sherrod, DTM
Serving Clubs: 
Mililani Toastmasters Club
Phoenix Rising Kapolei
Pineapple Country Toastmasters
Prince Kuhio Toastmasters Club
Fran Magbual
Area 6 Director
Fran Magbual
Serving Clubs: 
Atlas 'Olelo Hui
Bancorp Toastmasters Club
Central Pacific Bank Toastmasters Club
First Hawaiian Center Toastmasters Club
Teresa Ubando
Area 7 Director
Teresa Ubando, PM2
Serving Clubs: 
Hawaiian Electric Toastmasters Club Spanish English Bilingual Club
Walmart Pacific NW Toastmasters
Eric Fletcher
Area 8 Director
Eric Fletcher, IP4
Serving Clubs: 
Abe Lee Club
House Speakers
Kamehameha Toastmasters Club
K-Beauty Drama Pop Toastmasters
Ward Transformers
Gloria Shishido
Area 9 Director
Gloria Shishido, DTM

Serving Clubs: 
Hawaiian Dredging Club
Nordic PCL
Pathways Central
SSFM Toastmasters
Emelyn Viloria
Area 10 Director
Emelyn Viloria, SR2, TC1
Serving Clubs: 
HSFCU Toasters
Spirent Honolulu Toastmasters
The Nooners Club
Transportation Toastmasters Club
Lina Carahasen Toastmasters
Area 11 Director
Lina Carahasen, DTM
Serving Clubs: 
Camp Smith Toastmasters
Ford Island Toastmasters
Hickam AFB Club #520
Pearl Harbor Toastmasters Club
USCG HI Toastmasters
Maureen Garry
Area 12 Director
Maureen Garry, PI4, PM5
Serving Clubs: 
Hawaii Speakers Bureau
Hilo Toastmasters Club
Kona Toastmasters Club
Waimea Toastmasters
Norapong Norodom
Area 13 Director
Norapong Norodom, MS2
Serving Clubs: 
Ala Moana Toastmasters
East-West Club
Waikiki Club
HMCOA Bilingual Toastmasters Club
Shirley Watanabe DTM
Area 14 Director
Serving Clubs: 
Forever Achievers
Kamaaina Club
Nuuanu Toastmasters Club
Walkie Talkies
Steff Kawasaki
Area 15 Director
Steff Kawasaki, EH3, IP5
Serving Clubs: 
Catalyst Club
Hawaii Foodservice Alliance
Paradise Hawaii
Pearl City Club
Charles Woolfork Toastmaster
Area 16 Director
Charles Woolfork, SR4
Serving Clubs: 
East Kauai Toastmasters
Hawaii Comedy Central Toastmasters
Ho'oponopono Pa'ahao Toastmasters
Kauai Club
Laulima Toastmasters Club
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