Who We Are

The Blueprint for Change staff and governing body is comprised of individuals who have unparalleled knowledge of family safety and service delivery, specifically with regards to the unique challenges that exist in Hawaiʻi.

STAFF

Executive Director, Stephen K. Morse has been with the organization since November 2008.  Mr. Morse has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaiʻi, and nearly 45 years of experience in working with communities throughout Hawaiʻi.

Program Specialist, Shayne Kukunaokala Yoshimoto has been with BFC since November 2015.  Mr. Yoshimoto has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaiʻi, and extensive experience in working with children, youth and families in Native Hawaiian communities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Blueprint for Change is governed by an elected Board of Directors.  There are currently 10 Board members.  These members are all outstanding individuals in their respective fields that include business, social services, politics, government service, banking, community service, and public relations.


Directors

President – Daphne Kahawai-Tom, Community Advocate

1st Vice President – Susie Chun Oakland

2nd Vice President – Vacant

Treasurer – Stephen Kaaa, Vice President, First Hawaiian Bank – Waikiki Branch

Secretary – Marty Oliphant, Director, Program Integration, Liliʻuokalani Trust


Members

Sharon Simms, C.E.O. of SAS Services LLC

James “Kimo” Kahoano, Hawaiian entertainer and public relations consultant

​Kawika Burgess, President and C.E.O. of Alliance Commercial Finance