About

About Us

The IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter is a professional organization and community that strives to demonstrate design’s impact on the health, safety, well-being and virtual soul of the public.

By balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices, interior designers and industry professionals are able to perpetuate the profession and elevate it to the level it warrants.

Our members’ design expertise lies in a variety of industries, including hospitality, government, educational, healthcare, corporate and residential. We pride ourselves on staying current on and knowledgeable of design trends, technology and advancements not only here in Hawaii but abroad.

As a chapter, we offer continuing education sessions, networking events, community service events, annual fundraisers, tours of award-winning local projects, tradeshows and other celebrations throughout the year.

How Did We Get Here?

Our relationship with IIDA can be traced back to 2005 when we began as a City Center affiliated with the Northern California Chapter. We have since then grown and developed an active presence in our local design community here in the Hawaii Pacific Rim. Our unique location in the Pacific Ocean is often acknowledged as the bridge between the Continental US, the Pacific Rim and Asia. In 2016 we embarked on a new journey as an independent entity – the IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter – and we are proud and excited to continue to grow with all of you.

A Letter From Our President, Jenny Manansala

 

Dear Chapter Members, Sponsors, Industry Partners and Volunteers,

This year we will lead the charge to engage and effect CHANGE.

We, the IIDA, are leading the charge to be bolder. To be fresh. To stand out. To be dynamic. To be mentors. To be educators. To be visionaries. To be an inspiration. To be more. To do more. To give more. To educate more. To connect more. To accept change. To effect change. To lead change.
We are Changemakers.

Still a young chapter of 6 years among a network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries, we continue to grow and evolve. This year, we have curated and renewed opportunities for our local members as a response to our recent member survey, which includes two new, exciting Signature events – PechaKucha featuring the winners of the 2021 Ho’ohuli Awards and Grindz & Findz, a sponsorship showcase. We will also continue to advocate, promote and honor equity, diversity and inclusion in the interior design industry as a representative of the newly formed IIDA Equity Council. Please frequent our website, www.iida-hi.org, and follow us on Instagram @iidahawaiipacific to remain informed. I look forward to engaging with you, whether virtually or in person at our next event.

Finally to all of you, I cannot thank you enough for your continued support, generosity, and commitment to our organization. Together, let’s affect and effect change in 2022 and beyond!

 

Mahalo nui loa,

Jenny P. Manansala

IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter President

"Our local design community here is so amazing! I've had the chance to meet so many other professionals in our industry and be inspired by their experiences. "
Lakiesha Stanley
Past President
Member since 2011

Board of Directors

Bella Lei
VP of Communications
Cindy Williams
Treasurer
Holly Boling Ruiz
CO-VP of Sponsorship
Jenny Manansala
President
Karen Muraoka
CO-VP of Sponsorship
Kellye Greco
VP of Advocacy
Keri Powlison
Chapter Office Admin
Lakiesha Stanley
Past President
Nicolle Soriano
VP of Student Affairs
Raynette Aggabao
VP of Membership
Shawn Moynahan
VP of Professional Development
Vacant Position
President Elect
Vacant Position
VP of Special Events
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