Suzanne Chun Oakland

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Democratic Hawaii

State Senate (Hawaii 13)

Family: Husband: Michael; 3 Children: Mailene, Christopher, Lauren

Born: 06/27/1961 Honolulu, HI

Home: Honolulu, Hawaii

Religion: Episcopalian

Education: BA, Communications/Psychology, University of Hawaii, 1983

Profession: Research Assistant and Office Manager, City Council Member Gary Gill, 1987-1990 Administrative Assistant, Au's Plumbing and Metal Works, 1979-1990 Administrative Assistant, Smolenski and Woodell, Attorneys at Law, 1984-1986 Community Services Specialist, Hawaii State Senate, 1984

Political: Majority Whip, Hawaii State Senate, present Senator, Hawaii State Senate, 1996-present Representative, Hawaii House of Representatives, 1990-1996

Congressional Membership: Member, Legislative Urban Caucus, 2010-present Member, Hawaiian Caucus, 2009-present Member, Small Business Caucus, 1993-1997, 2008-present Member, Hawaii 3-5 Transitional Task Force, 2007-present Member, Heritage Caucus, 2007-present Co-Covenor Deaf-Blind Task Force, 2006-present Co-Covenor, Kupuna Caucus, 2006-present State Advisory Board Member, Women's Legislative Network, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2001-present Non-Voting Member, State Department of Health Advisory Committee, 2000-present Member, Assistive Technology Resource Center of Hawaii Community Task Force, 1995-present Convenor, Elder Abuse and Neglect Task Force, 1995-present Member/Co-Convenor, Keiki Caucus, 1991-present Member, Women's Caucus, 1991-present Member, Hawaii 2050 Task Force, 2007-2008 Member, Affordable Housing and Homeless Task Force, 2005-2006 Member, Early Childhood Education Task Force, 2005-2006 Member, Joint House Senate Ice and Drug Abatement Task Force, 2003-2004 Member, Legislature's Universal Health Care Task Force, 2003-2004 Member, Annual Meeting Hawaii Host Committee, Council on State Governments - West, 2002 Member, Hawaii Self Sufficiency Advisory Committee, 2002 Member, Department of Health's Neurotrauma Task Force, 2001-2002 Member, Senate Felix Task Force Group, 2001-2002 Covenor, Elder Abuse and Neglect Task Force, 1995-2006 Member, Small Business Caucus, 1993-1997 Steering Committee, Hawaii Summit 2011 Project, 1996 Member, Blueprint for Change Task Force, Child Protective Services, 1994-1996 Member, Hawaii Community Task Force, 1995 Chair, Budget Committee, Women's Caucus, 1991-1992

Organization Membership: Member, March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter Board, 2010-present Member, Palama Settlement Board of Directors, 2010-present Member, Global Youth Center, 2008-present Member, Pugwash Peace Exchange, 2007-present Member, Abilities Unlimited Board of Trustees, 2005-present Member, Women in Government, 2005-present Member, Hawaii Council on Economic Education Board, 2004-present Member, Pediatric Council of Hawaii, 2004-present Member, Aikane O' Nuuanu , 2003-present Member, Kawananakoa Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Association Executive Board, 2003-present State Director, Women Legislators' Lobby, 2003-present Member, Honolulu Community Action Program Board of Directors, 2002-present Member, Women's Legislative Network State Advisory Board, 2001-present Member, Habitat for Humanity Board of Advisors, 1998-present Member, Kalihi-Palama Culture and Arts Society, 1994-present Member, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, 1994-present Member, Children's Trust Fund Advisory Council, 1993-present Member, Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council, 1993-present Member, Sex Abuse Treatment Center Advisory Board, 1993-present Member, The Community Health Outreach Work to Prevent AIDS (CHOW) Project Committee, 1992-present Member, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 1991-present Member, Chung Wah Chung Kung Hui, 1991-present Member, Hawaii Chinese Civic Association, 1991-present Member, Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center's Participant Advisory Board, 1991-present Member, Honolulu Neighborhood Housing Services Board of Directors, 1986-1988, 1989-present Member, McKinley High School Foundation and McKinley Alumni Association Board of Directors, 1989-present Member/Past President, Hawaii State Youth Volunteer Board, 1978-present Member, Goodwill Industries Board of Trustees, 2001-2010 Honorary Member, Hawaii Family Support Institute Board, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 Member, Susannah Wesley Community Center Board of Directors, 1994-1999, 2001-2008 Member, Hawaii State Consortium for Integrative Healthcare Benchmarking Advisory Board, 2006-2007 Member, Hawaii Primary Care Association Holomua Project, 2005-2006 Member, Na Keiki Law Center Advisory Group, 2005-2006 Member, Public and Human Service Career Pathway Advisory Board, 2004-2006 Member, Coalition for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity in Hawaii, 1999-2006 Member, Co-Occurring Policy Academy, 2004-2005 Member, Economic and Financial Literacy Coalition, 2004-2005 Member, Board of Trustees of Winners at Work, 2000-2005 Member, Aloha Peace House, 2003-2004 Member, Hawaii Dyson Initiative Advisory Committee, 2003-2004 Member, Honolulu Division Advisory Committee of The Casey Family Program, 1994-2004 Member, Bayanihan Clinic Without Walls Advisory Committee, 2002-2003 Member, Farrington High School Community Based Management, 2002-2003 Member, Judicial Council, 1998-2003 Member, 2003 Council on State Governments-West Annual Meeting Hawaii Host Committee, 2002 Member, Hawaii Self Sufficiency Advisory Committee, 2002 Member, Organization of Women Leaders, 2001-2002 Member, State Department of Health Advisory Committee, 2000-2002 Member, Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy Support Board of Directors, 1999-2002 Co-Convenor, Child Protection Roundtable, 1996-2002 Member, Hawaii Arthritis Control Program Advisory Committee, 2000-2001 Member, Lanakila School School Community Based Management, 1993-1995, 2000-2001 Member, Association for Retarded Citizens Board of Directors, 1998-2001 Member, Hawaii Intergenerational Network Advisory Board, 1999-2000 Member, United States-China Peoples Friendship Association of Honolulu, 1999-2000 Member, Advisory Board of the Breakthroughs for Youth At-Risk, 1998-2000 Member, Young Women's Christian Association Board of Directors, 1994-2000 Member, Hawaii Intergenerational Network Advisory Board, 1999 Co-Convenor, Health Quest Roundtable, 1995-1999 Member, Ma'ema'e School School Community Based Management, 1994-1998 Member, Hawaii Community Education Association Board of Directors, 1984-1998 Member, Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation, 1997 Member, Hawaii Community Services Council Board of Directors, 1993-1997 Member, Catholic Immigration Center Board of Directors, 1991-1997 Member, Hawaii Chinese Jaycees, 1991-1997 Member, Hawaii Democratic Movement Board of Directors, 1991-1997 Member, Young Democrats of Hawaii, 1991-1997 Member, Good Beginnings Alliance, 1996 Member, Grow For It Program, 1996 Member, Strengthening Hawaii Families Program of Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii, 1996 Member, Hawaii Early Childhood Alliance, 1995-1996 Member, Early Childhood Education and Care Coordinating Council, 1992-1996 Member, Families Together Initiative Core Team, 1993-1995 Member, West Honolulu Public Health Nursing Section Advisory Committee, 1992-1995 Member, Hawaii Kids Count Council, 1994 Member, Liliha-Palama Business Association, 1994 Member, Hawaii Even Start Family Literacy Program Council, 1993-1994 President, Honolulu Neighborhood Housing Services Board of Directors, 1987-1988, 1992-1993, 1993-1994 Member, Early Childhood System Cost/Implementation Advisory Committee, 1992-1994 Member, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation Auction Committee, 1992-1994 Member, Hawaii Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors, 1993 Member, Teen Line Advisory Board, 1993 Member, Hawaii Correctional Association, 1992 Member, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 1992 Past Precinct President, Hawaii Democratic Party, 1990 Member, McKinley's Parent, Teacher and Student Association, 1990 Chairperson/Member, Liliha/Kapalama Neighborhood Board, 1984-1990 President, Kalihi-Palama Service Area Board on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 1985-1989 President, Hawaii State Youth Volunteer Board


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