Speaker Date Topic
Traci Takehara Dec 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Blood Bank Hawaii
Blood Bank Hawaii

Traci Takehara is a Donor Recruitment Account Manager for the Central district at the Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH).  She also started the first elementary school blood drive back in 2017 at Salt Lake Elementary during her previous career as a first grade teacher.    Although she has only officially been working with BBH for a few months, her history with them goes back to 2001 when she made her first whole blood donation.  With over 90 whole blood donations to date, it goes without saying that she is committed to saving the lives of those who can’t fight for themselves.  Traci is passionate about educating the public about the NEED for blood so the Blood Bank of Hawaii can provide a safe and adequate blood supply to meet the needs of Hawaii’s patients throughout the state.

Al Wonder Christmas Party Dec 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Ron Mizutani Jan 09, 2020 12:30 PM


Ron Mizutani is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaii Foodbank. He joined the nonprofit organization in April 2018 after a 33-year career at KHON2.

The 1983 Kamehameha Schools graduate worked at Honolulu Star-Bulletin as a sports clerk and contributing writer while studying journalism at University of Hawaii at Manoa (1987 graduate) and joined KHON2 in 1985. Ron started as a sports producer and worked his way up to Sports Director before transitioning into news as a reporter and anchor.

Ron also spent some time at Hawaiian Telcom in 2007 where he served as the company’s Vice President of Corporate Communications. He also served as Senior Vice President at Communications Pacific in 2012.

Ron has three children, Dane who is a sports reporter in Minnesota where he covers the Vikings, Haven who is horse trainer and Tai-John who attends Central Washington University and is a quarterback on the football team. Ron is also a grandfather to 1-year-old Rylee.

Ron and his wife Paige love to hike and travel – and he lives for date night every Friday!

Ron will be talking about his other passion, the Hawaii Foodbank!

Pastor Anke Flohr Jan 16, 2020 12:30 PM

WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION.  Once confirmed, will request a Bio.