The Hawai'i Nurses' Association OPEIU Local 50

From its founding in 1917 to the present, the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association has served as the organization for nursing in Hawai‘i and continually strives to preserve the identity, integrity, and continuity of the profession. In 1918, the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association (then known as the Honolulu Nurses' Club) became affiliated with the American Nurses Association. For more than eighty years the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association has been recognized as the official voice for the nursing profession in Hawai‘i.

In 1960, the Economic and General Welfare Council of HNA began conducting labor relations for the organization. In 1979 a special House of Delegates was convened and the Collective Bargaining Organization within the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association (HNA/CBO) was created.

In 2004, delegates at a special HNA and House of Delegates approved resolutions to merge creating a single unified HNA. The Association is a multi-faceted organization, and offers its members the following programs: legislative, collective bargaining, and nursing practice.

In 2010, the Hawai‘i Nurses’ Association affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), and became HNA, OPEIU Local 50, AFL-CIO.

The Executive Board of the Hawai‘i Nurses' Association welcomes you to our organization!

Maureen Meehan-Golonka 

Vice President
Larson Layugan

Cheryl Lynn Miller

Gilbert Julian, Jr. 



Clinical Nurse Consultant

Daryl Hokoana - ext 161  



Labor Relations Specialists
Clifton Dobson - ext 160

Susan Hashimoto - ext 153

Karen Miller – ext 111



Membership Department
(808) 531-1628

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Facilities for the Labor Relation Specialists

 Jeff Bott:
  • Kahuku Medical Center  

  • Wilcox Memorial Hospital

  • St Francis Community Health Services – Hospice

  • Kauai Medical Clinic 

  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Clifton Dobson:
  • Care Center of Honolulu
  • US Renal Care
  • Fresenius Acute/Liberty Dialysis
  • Avalon Care Center – Hale Nani LLC
  • Avalon Care Center – VA Hilo LLC
  • Kulana Malama
  • North Hawaii Community Hospital
  • Oahu Care Facility – RN and CNA
  • Pohai Nani Good Samaritan
  • Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific – RN and LPN
Susan Hashimoto:
  • Hale Makua
  • Hospice of Hilo
  • The Queen’s Medical Center
  • The Queen’s Medical Center – West
Daryl Hokoana:
  • Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc
  • Kuakini Medical Center
Sean Shields: 
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Straub Clinic and Hospital
  • Wahiawa General Hospital

Executive Board of Directors

Maureen Meehan-Golonka     President      Kaiser 
Larson Layugan Vice-President  Kaiser 
Cheryl Lynn Miller Secretary     Queen’s
Gilbert Julian Jr Treasurer Kaiser
Jill Michele A. Teruya  Trustee Queen’s
Terilyn "Teri" Carvalho Luke  Trustee Kaiser 
Jennifer Trinh-Ng   Trustee Kaiser 
Leonida B. Bermillo  Director Kaiser 
Audrey Malunao-Setik  Director
Pohai Keliikipi  Director  Kaiser   
Mike Minami  Director Kaiser  
Karen Evans Director  North Hawaii
Billy Craft Director Queens
Robert Coombes Director Queens
Keoki Medeiros Director Queens
Rory Ramos Director Queens
Kathryn K C Chung Director St Francis Hospice
Deborah Swan
Director Avalon Care Center - VA Hilo
Joan Kutzer Director Wilcox
Patrick Magbulos Director Non-RN Board seat