Fast Facts
Sakura Hawaii Alumnae's members span the 15th to the 60th Cherry Blossom Festivals.

More than 1,000 women have participated in the 60 years of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Member Listing

Members are listed by first name, maiden name, participation year, married name (if applicable). If you are a current Sakura Hawaii Alumnae member, you may request to have your professional information listed here.

This is a free benefit to Kikuzakura Premium and General members and encourages contact between former Cherry Blossom Festival Contestants. This listing is available to the general public. To update your information, please email sakurahawaiialumnae@gmail.com.

Kikuzakura Premium Members

Annual membership for Kikuzakura Premium members is $50 per year and provided members with additional benefits such as a free SHA logo gift item, free attendance to Kikuzakura events and all other general membership benefits.

Audrey Ida (52nd) Nakamura
Brenda Nomura (45th)
Carrie Esaki (60th)
• SHA Director
Corday Nagaishi (43rd) Feagins
Darcie Shiinoki (54th) Nakaoka
Desiree Yamamoto (54th)
• Community Development Officer at UH Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
Hisae Uki (58th)
 
Karen Tsuneda (26th) Mizumoto
Katherine Horio (18th) Grebe
• Office Manager for Dr. Werner Grebe, Surgeon
• SHA Director

Laurie Toma (43rd) Libarios
Lenny Yajima (34th) Andrew
Lisa Nakamura (34th) Kuba
Lisa Tobara (43rd) Inouye
Mi Higa (24th) Kosasa
Michele Nakata (50th) Kauinui
• HR Manager at ALTRES
• SHA Director
Michelle Chun (56th) Arakaki
• Financial Reporting Analyst for Kamehameha Schools
Michelle Fujii (58th)
Neysa Park (48th) Lee

Pamela Futa (29th) Campbell
• Sr. Director, Heart Ball and Special Events at American Heart Association
Sharene Urakami-Oyama (43rd)
• Area Retail Sales Manager at AT&T
Shawn Matsunaga (45th) Mizukami
Shawn Nakata (34th) Hamada
Trisha Tamaru (56th)
Tamlyn Toyama (59th)
Vail Matsumoto (48th)

 

General Members

Annual membership for General members is $10 per year and provides members with benefits such as invitations to events with special pricing, subscription to email newletter, listing on the SHA website and voting privilages.

Alison Swigart (47th) Tasaka
Heather Smith (60th)
Heather Suehiro (51st) Nekoba

Lindsey Haraguchi-Nakayama (51st)
Stacie Sato-Sugimoto (51st)

Tiffanie Luke (55th) Matsutani
Vicky Toma (48th) Ching

 

Mahalo to Our First 50 Members

Sakura Hawaii Alumnae extended our deepest appreciation for our first 50 members who believed in the SHA mission and joined us as members between April 2012 - November 2012.

Alison Tasaka (47th) Swigart
Ayja Nakasone (51st) Welch
Cari Tasoe (60th)
Catherine Toth (49th)
Ceanne Hamadon (43rd) Englar
Carolee Tanaka (46th)
Carrie Esaki (60th)
Corday Nagaishi (43rd) Feagins
Cori Hanagami (58th)
Dawn Yonamine (56th) Kurisu
Dee Ann Hamasaki (32nd) Lee
Desiree Yamamoto (54th)
Edrea Katsunuma (60th)
Erin Morimoto (60th)
Gina Maeda-Caluya (57th)
Gwen Nishizawa (15th) Fujie
Heather Smith (60th)

Heather Suehiro (51st) Nekoba
Hisae Uki (58th)
Jerilyn Itamoto (52nd)
Karen Tsuneda (26th) Mizumoto
Katherine Horio (18th) Grebe
Kara Iwasaki (54th)
Katherine Kudo (59th)
Kim Fujinaka (58th)
Kimberly Hanaoka (50th) Kwock
Kristin Alm (60th)
Kristine Wada (57th)
Laurie Toma (43rd) Libarios
Lenny Yajima (34th) Andrew
Lisa Tobara (43rd) Inouye
Lisa Kitagawa-Akagi (51st)
Lori Murayama-Sung (47th)
Marissa Machida (58th)


Myra "Mi" Higa (24th) Kosasa
Michele Nakata (50th) Kauinui
Michelle Fujii (58th)
Michelle Chun (56th)
Mindy Yoneshige (60th)
Neysa Park (48th) Lee
Pamela Futa (29th) Campbell
Phyllis Furukawa (26th) Ah Hee
Sharene Urakami-Oyama (43rd)
Sharon Ito (20th) Matsuo
Shawn Matsunaga (45th) Mizukami
Stacie Sato-Sugimoto (51st)
Traci Hamamoto (59th)
Trisha Tamaru (56th)
Vail Matsumoto (48th)
Vicky Toma (48th) Ching