Board of Directors
Creighton Liu – Board Chair
Creighton Liu is a Director for Spire Hawaii LLP. With more than 30 years of experience in corporate-level strategic planning, implementation, and performance management, Creighton has a track record of supporting the community and providing strategic advice to enable organizations like Legacy of Life Hawai`i to better serve the community. Creighton is a recipient of HEI’s Kokua Community Champion Award for exemplary volunteer service to the community. He is a graduate of University of Hawai`i Shidler College of Business and holds a master’s in business administration degree.
Patrick Duarte – Vice Chair
A recognized leader in Hawaii’s business and healthcare industries, Patrick Duarte, has served in multiple executive management positions for nonprofits, including the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Bishop Museum, Hawaii Dental Service, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. As President and CEO at Kahala Senior Living Community, he focused on providing care to senior citizens and continuing-care retirement living and life-care services.
Terri Fujii, CPA – Board Treasurer
Terri Fujii is a managing partner and an audit partner at CW Associates, CPAs, which provides audit, accounting, and tax planning and compliance services to businesses (including nonprofit organizations) and their owners. Learn more about CW Associates, CPAs, at www.cwa.cpa.a certified public accounting. She is a retired partner of Ernst and Young (Honolulu office). Terri received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business.
T. Kimo Blaisdell – Secretary
Born and raised in Hawai`i, T. Kimo Blaisdell has deep local roots and is passionate about giving back to his community. With more than 25 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry, Kimo has served in positions for some of Hawai`i’s premier institutions, including Kamehameha Schools, The Queen’s Health Systems, First Hawaiian Bank and the State of Hawai`i Employee’s Retirement System. He has served on the boards of Hawai`i Dental Service, Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council, and the Arthritis Foundation. He is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Northwestern University.
Sean Keoni Craig
Sean Keoni Craig is a transplant recipient who has made it his life’s mission to encourage organ, eye and tissue donation in the community. A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant, he received a double lung and kidney transplant in 2018. He continuously finds ways to honor the generosity of his donor through education and advocacy efforts including serving as a Legacy of Life Hawaii board member. As a Native Hawaiian, he carries forward his family’s lineage by serving as a cultural consultant and educator.
Suzanne Eugenio is Director of Marketing and Communications at UHA Health Insurance where she oversees both the Marketing and Workplace department. She is responsible for all marketing and communications, including strategy, advertising, branding and media relations, as well as outreach for workplace wellness and the Hawaii Health at Work Alliance, a UHA subsidiary. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Leigh-Ann Miyasato is Vice President of DragonBridge Capital, LLC, a merchant bank that helps Chinese technology companies with joint ventures, M&A, venture capital, and other private equity needs. She is also founding President and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i, a nonprofit organization that encourages entrepreneurial companies to engage in community service and philanthropy, and serves Of Counsel to Vantage Counsel LLC, a law firm focused on company building. Leigh-Ann was formerly Executive Director of HiBEAM, an accelerator for early stage Hawai‘i technology companies; founding Program Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in Washington, D.C.; and the Washington, D.C. lobbyist for the Japanese American Citizens League.
Beryl Muniz, MSAS
A recognized leader in Hawaii’s healthcare industry, Beryl Muniz has 20+ years progressive, executive-level experience driving innovation and growth at top academic medical centers across the U.S. As Vice President of Patient Care for Surgical Services and Emergency/Trauma Services at the Queen’s Health Systems, Muniz is responsible for developing and implementing business and strategic plans to effectively drive the operational management of quality patient care. Muniz holds a Master of Administrative Science degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College.
Stephanie Chun Nomura
Stephanie Nomura has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial industry and is Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at First Hawaiian Bank. She is a graduate of Punahou High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawai`i.
Donna Lee-Robello is a registered nurse for the State of Hawaii and a nurse case manager for Maui Health System. She is the mother of an organ and tissue donor, Jared Robello, and adds a unique perspective to the board as both a healthcare professional and a donor mother. She joined Legacy of Life Hawaii’s Board of Directors in 2022.
Palani Smith is Senior Director of Market Development for Fresenius Medical Care North America. He has served in account executive and technical positions in the healthcare industry for 15 years. Palani graduated from the University of Hawai‛i at Manoa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Medicine.
Jon Yamaguchi, MD FACS
Jon Yamaguchi is a general surgeon in Honolulu who specializes in organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. He is a transplant surgeon at The Queen’s Medical Center and is affiliated with Adventist Health Castle. He received his medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and performed his fellowship training in transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. Following fellowship, he attended the University of Vermont, where he was part of the transplant team for six years, eventually as chief of the division of transplantation.