Leadership – July 1, 2019

Leadership Conference 2019

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Embrace Continuing Education: Why You Should Invest In Your Employees


Seina Rahim, Payroll Quality Assurance Manager, ProService Hawaii

For the past 12 years, Seina has been with ProService Hawaii and has worked in a variety of roles, always contributing to the learning, development, and growth of employees. She is currently the Payroll Quality Assurance Manager, responsible for improving processes and leading training. She is a certified Payroll Professional and the President of the American Payroll Association’s Hawaii Chapter. 


Rachael Wong, Founder & Strategic Advisor, One Shared Future

Rachael has dedicated her career to improving quality of life for others: in non-profit leadership roles at the Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i, Kōkua Mau (the state hospice & palliative care organization), and the Hawaiʻi Consortium for Integrative Care; as the director of the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services, where she led the creation of the state’s ʻOhana Nui multigenerational framework; and now through OSF’s professional development programs and an upcoming initiative that will collaboratively address workplace sexual harassment.


Derek Kanehira, VP and Director of HR Services, Hawaii Employers Council

Derek Kanehira is currently Vice President and Director of HR Services of Hawaii Employers Council. He has worked in human resources for more than 27 years and in a variety of industries including banking, insurance, airline, and a start-up IT company.

Derek has been involved in corporate worksite wellness for over 10 years and currently holds a Faculty designation from Wellness Council of America and Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist designation from the Corporate Health and Wellness Association.


Moderator: Trini Kaopuiki, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Hawaii

As President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, Trini Kaopuiki Clark leads a team of nearly 30 staff and more than 700 Hawaiʻi volunteers to support the organization’s mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A University of Hawaiʻi graduate, Clark is an accomplished local professional with nearly 20 years of communication experience in the Hawaiʻi television industry and 10 years of nonprofit leadership. Prior to her role at Make-A-Wish, Clark worked at KHON2 News as a host and producer, where she was part of the group that created Hawaiʻi’s first lifestyle television show, Living808. In her decade of hands-on experience in nonprofit leadership, Clark managed overall strategy, fundraising and event planning initiatives for a number of Hawaiʻi-based nonprofits.

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