Red Cross director retiring

  • Coralie Chun Matayoshi

LIHUE — Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross Pacific Islands Region, will retire after 16-1/2 years of service to the humanitarian organization.

Together with passionate and dedicated volunteer leadership, Matayoshi was able to build a strong organization that will continue to respond to disasters, teach preparedness and lifesaving skills, and support military families in times of crisis.

“I am at a wonderful point in my life. My husband retired two years ago, our three kids are all grown and successful, and we are looking forward to traveling the world (even during hurricane season), playing more tennis, enjoying more sunsets, and pursuing volunteer opportunities and other passions,” Matayoshi said.

Matayoshi has served as an attorney, judge, and head of several other statewide nonprofits, and says that serving as the CEO of the American Red Cross Pacific Islands Region “has been truly extraordinary and the Red Cross will always have a special place in my heart.”

She will work until the end of the year. A search is underway for a new leader.

“With strong volunteer leadership, staff, and donors in place, the future of the American Red Cross of Hawaii is in good hands,” she said.

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