West Oahu Roundup
Kevin Yoneda and Allyn Wijnveldt have been named floor managers at Servco Auto Waipahu’s Toyota and Chevrolet dealership. They will assist in managing new and pre-owned automobile sales staff, while advocating to continue to provide all their customers with an outstanding customer-service experience. Both Yoneda and Wijnveldt started in the Servco Automotive field in 2006 in its management associate program. Prior to becoming floor manager, Yoneda was service manager of Servco Lexus Honolulu. Wijnveldt, also an Aiea resident, previously was floor manager of Servco Toyota Windward.
Kristi Hirota-Schmidt (CMCA, AMS), senior vice president of business development with Associa Hawaii, has been named president of the nonprofit West Oahu Economic Development Association. WOEDA’s mission is to “be a voice for growth and economic opportunity in West Oahu by engaging in advocacy, education and networking.”
Abegaile Baon, Christine S. Cheu and Christopher Kane Katakura Thomas of Waipahu, along with Sharayah S. Silva and Ashley Shirley Sonan of Aiea, have made the autumn quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University. They completed a minimum of 12 credits and attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Donna M. Aukai (RA) and Cynthia D. Campos (RA) have joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kapolei office as independent agents. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Aukai, who resides in Waikele, was a Realtor-Associate at Locations LLC. Campos, who was raised in Waipahu and lives in Ewa, previously was Realtor-Associate at Concepts Unlimited Inc.
Jennifer Tanele of Ewa Beach has been named Head Start program manager with Honolulu Community Action Program Inc. She will supervise a cluster of teachers and family advocates, and develop, monitor and evaluate the delivery of a Head Start component system through an interdisciplinary approach, as outlined by National Head Start Performance Standards. Tanele has more than 16 years of relevant experience, having started with HCAP in 1998 as a Head Start teacher. In 2014, she became a Head Start teacher mentor, supporting teaching staff and conducting training. Most recently, Tanele has been interim Head Start program manager.
Soroptimists International of Central Oahu, Soroptimists International of Honolulu and Soroptimists International of Waikiki Foundation Inc. recently hosted its awards banquet March 14 and presented more than $30,000 to deserving women and girls. Rachel Wells of Campbell High School received the Violet Richardson Award for making the community and the world a better place through her volunteer work. Haiju Mukai of Leeward Community College received the organization’s Living Your Dream Award scholarship for overcoming obstacles and supporting her family while pursuing higher education.