Richard Turbin, Esq., President
Rich is the founder and President of the law firm Turbin Chu where he practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and malpractice in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He received his BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and his JD from Harvard Law School. Mr. Turbin served as the 2005 President of the Hawai’i State Bar Association, and was elected to the National Council of Bar Presidents of the American Bar Association (ABA);Chair of the ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section; elected President of Consumer Lawyers 2002 – 2003; Civil Rights Commissioner for Hawai’i 2002 – 2006; Traphagen Distinguished Alumni speaker at Harvard Law School 2004; received Pursuit of Justice Award of the ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section 2006; has taught numerous courses and written articles for ABA & a text book; served as Chair of Waialae Kahala Neighborhood Board 1994 – 2004; member MADD and Alliance Francaise of Hawai’i.
Roger Epstein, Esq., Vice President
Roger is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School. He is an independent international business lawyer and is a retired senior partner of Cades Schutte, one of Hawai‘i’s largest law firms. Roger is a co-founder of the Hawai‘i Forgiveness Project (http://www.hawaiiforgivenessproject.org) and is dedicated to social justice and improving our community.
Lisa Jensen, Treasurer
Lisa Jensenhas worked in the field of youth risk behavior prevention for over 10 years. She developed Peace Table, a conflict resolution education process for 5-12 year old youth, and has practiced applying the process within programs at the Family Education Training Center of Hawai’i, Catholic Charities Hawai’i, Montessori Community School, Boys and Girls Club Spalding Clubhouse, Wai’alae Elementary Charter School, and Kalihi Elementary School.
Madonna Castro Perez, Secretary
Madonna works at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i (LASH) in the Fair Housing unit as a Civil Rights Advocate. Prior to working at LASH, Madonna interned in Washington, D.C. at the American Legislative Exchange council and doubled majored in Political Science and History. Shortly after, she moved to Hawai‘i for graduate school and received her Masters in Pacific Islands Studies. A passion to serve others, she volunteers at random places and events. From holding a sign for three hours on the side of the road in Hawai‘i Kai to waking up at 5:30 am to count whales; there is always something interesting that she helps out with. On her spare time, she likes watching Korean dramas, eating delicious food with friends, running, and documenting her cooking and eating adventures on thenosyfoodcritic.blogspot.com.
Svitlana Pronina Campbell, JD, LLM
Svitlana is a teacher and lawyer born in the Ukraine, who settled in Honolulu in 1999. Svitlana graduated from the University of Hawa‘ii William S. Richardson School of Law with both J.D. and LL.M. degrees concentrating on international and business law matters. She has taught mandatory classes on basics of Preventative Law in Ukraine high schools, offered classes on drug and crime prevention, and hosted a legal radio program in her home country. She is a passionate supporter of education and preventative Law in Hawai‘i
Cheri Tarutani, MSW, LCSW
Cheri is an Instructor with the University of Hawai‘i Manoa, School of Social Work Distance Education program. Prior to joining the UH faculty, she was a Child and Adult Protection Specialist for Child Welfare Services for 7 years. During that time, she was the designated Family Drug Court worker and was part of the Family Drug Court team that was awarded the Natural Collaborative Leader Award in 2004 from the Mediation Center of the Pacific. Ms. Tarutani has a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Kellen Kashiwa, OD
Dr. Kellen Kashiwa is a low-vision specialist. As a licensed doctor of optometry, he is trained in the examination and management of patients with visual impairments that cannot be corrected with pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, conventional prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Dr. Kashiwa earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, where he concentrated in low vision and retinal disease. He previously served as a technician and diagnostic photographer at the Retina Institute of Hawaii from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Kashiwa completed internships in Japan and China, and has seen over 3,000 patients doing optometric humanitarian work in the Philippines, Peru, and Nicaragua.
Ian grew up in Pearl City, played football, and attended Foothill College in California. He is a licensed electrician in the state of Hawai’i. He is extremely proud of his only child, who works in forensics for the FBI. Ian had one of the first restorative reentry circles in 2005 at Waiawa Correctional Facility where he was imprisoned for drug related offenses. He spent three years in prison with little family contact. The reentry circle enabled him to make amends and rebuild relationships with his family. He became his father’s caregiver before his father passed away. In 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie pardoned Ian’s criminal convictions. Ian has been an important supporter for Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice for over ten years.
Elizabeth Naholowa`a Murph
Elizabeth is Native Hawaiian and originally from Honolulu. She received her B.S. in Computer Science & Information Systems Science from East Tennessee State University in 1983. She worked with the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and Consuelo Foundation on Oahu, as well as the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce in Hilo. Additionally, she has been a part-time high school mathematics teacher and Bible bookstore manager. Elizabeth is a Notary Public for the State of Hawaii and serves on the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Hawaii, where she chairs the governance committee. Since 2010, she has also been a volunteer at Women’s Community Correctional Center, Hawaii’s only women’s prison. She has been married to Timothy for 36 years. They have four adult children – Rebecca, Jordan, Sarah and her husband Manly Kanoa, III, and three grandchildren – Emma, Grace and Judah.
Joelle is a partner of the law firm of Gallagher Kane Amai & Reyes, whose practice focuses on estates, trusts, probate, conservatorships, guardianships and insurance. She represents clients in state and federal courts at all phases, and also serves as arbitrator, Kokua Kanawai and Master in Circuit Court matters and as Guardian Ad Litem for matters in the United States District Court, District of Hawai’i. Joelle currently serves on the Boards of various community-based organizations, including the Women’s Fund Hawai’i, Daughters of Hawai’i, Hawai’i State Bar Foundation and RYSE, and is a former Director of the William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association and Chair of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i.