HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women announced the appointment of new commissioners, including Edie Ignacio Neumiller for the County of Kaua‘i and Stacey Moniz for Maui County.
Ignacio Neumiller has been a commission support clerk for the Kaua‘i Board of Water Supply at the county Department of Water for the past eight years. She is the Zonta Area 1 director for Hawai‘i, is a member of the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women, and social media advocate for Kaua‘i Fashion Weekend. Prior to being named to the statewide commission, she was the former president of Zonta Club of Kaua‘i and a former director of the Kaua‘i Filipino Chamber of Commerce.
Igncio Neumiller was also the lead in establishing the Human Trafficking Forum on Kaua‘i, as well as championing Title IX for equality in women’s sports, specifically for the University of Hawai‘i wahine volleyball team. Ignacio Neumiller volunteers her time by keeping the community aware of empowering topics and issues relating to women’s and girls’ rights.
“I will continue to use my voice on important issues to support women in Hawai‘i,” said Ignacio Neumiller.
Moniz, Maui commissioner, is from Pukalani, Maui, and is the executive director for The Maui Farm, a therapeutic farm that offers transitional housing and programs for women and their children.
After surviving domestic violence herself, Moniz spent over 30 years advocating for victims of domestic violence, and helped to create and support the improvement of many laws relating to domestic violence, restraining orders, stalking and strangulation.
She has served on the boards of both the Hawai‘i State and National Coalitions Against Domestic Violence, as well as Maui County task forces and the Domestic Violence Fatality Review. Moniz is the president of Soroptimists International, whose mission is also to benefit the lives of women and girls.
“It is an incredible honor to be invited to serve our community in this way,” said Moniz. “The state commission has a powerful history of making a difference for women and girls in our state. I hope to bring helpful contributions to the table.”