Current Members


The Council consists of 28 Governor appointed members that includes persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), parents, family members, and representatives from public and private agencies.  At least 61% (17 members) must be a person with I/DD or a family member of a person with I/DD.  The Council currently has eight vacancies, with an additional ten by June 2018.  The Governor’s Boards and Commissions Office has received 14 names to fill a portion of the vacancies.

Philip Ana – Executive Office on Aging

Maureen Bates – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Bathey Fong – Self-Advocate, O’ahu

Catherine Sorensen – Title V: Social Security Act

Jacqueline Indreginal – Title IX: Social Security Act

Santo Triolo – Parent, Maui

John Beebe – Parent, O’ahu

Shana Metsch – Parent, Kaua’i

Mary Brogan – Developmental Disabilities Division

Melissa Gibo – Representative from a Local and Non-governmental Agency

Maile Mathews-Perez – Parent, Maui

Amara Coon – Self-Advocate, Kaua’i

Darwin Nagamine – Self-Advocate, Hilo, HI

Robert “Jackson” Whitaker – Self-Advocate, O’ahu

Michelle Arakawa – Department of Education

Timothy Renken – Self-Advocate, O’ahu

Jane Preece – Hawai’i Disability Rights Center (HDRC), O’ahu

Dr. Kiriko Takahashi – Center on Disability Studies (CDS), UHM

Kevin Bardsley-Marcial – Goodwill Industries of Hawai’i

Michelle Muralt – Self-Advocate, O’ahu

Debbie Kobayakawa – Parent, O’ahu

Josh Ige – Self-Adovate, Lana’i

Liza Yogi – Parent, Hilo, HI

Victoria Murray – Self-Advocate, Hilo, HI