Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Celebrates 84 Years and Honors Its 2020 Employee of the Year

JUNE 23, 2021
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) marked its 84th Annual  Membership Meeting in pandemic fashion—by celebrating its members and the accomplishments of its team during their virtual business meeting on May 8.

At the meeting, HCFCU announced Joelle Kamaka as its 2020 Employee of the  Year. Her commitment to providing quality service to our community through all the challenges 2020 presented is a shining example of HCFCU’s values and mission. Joelle joined the credit union in January 2012 and is a Call Center Representative II, but she is so much more than her title.
 “Joelle epitomizes who we are. Like us, she is rooted here on Hawaii Island, and she goes above and beyond to kokua our members, and our team, however, and whenever, it is needed,” said Tricia Buskirk, President and CEO of HCFCU. “She brings that mindset to everyone she works with, encouraging and inspiring others to work together, to offer service with a warm smile”.

Also recognized was the dedicated service of 20 of its team members who received service awards totaling 255 years of commitment to members. Senior Operations Officer Toni Claire Haanio has been providing exceptional service for 40 years at HCFCU. Dean Uemura, Executive V.P. Support Services, is celebrating 35 years. Compliance Officer Kelly Gorloff has been with HCFCU for 25 years. Receiving 15-year service awards were Jay Cabico, Sr. Mortgage Loan Processor, Melody Carvalho, Call Center Officer, Sue Miskowic, Administrative Specialist, Robyn Naihe, Support Services Manager, Elnora Regpala, Loan Processor, and Lia Shim, Compliance Coordinator. Marketing Coordinator, Kristy Akao and Loan Officer II, Desiree Clifford received 10-year service awards. Marking five years of service are Brittney Alapai, ACH/EFT Specialist, Cecilia Calpito, Assistant Bookkeeper II, Peter Caravalho, Loan Officer II, Moani Mathews, Support Services Coordinator, Tad Matsubara, Controller, Ryan McGrady, V.P. of Operations, Charlie Paranial, Loan Adjustment Officer, Pia Salvador, Call Center Representative II, and Kaylyn Yamura, Teller Clerk I.

HCFCU is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 44,500 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Hilo, Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua, Kohala. Also, HCFCU has Student Credit Unions in Hilo, Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools.  In addition to complete checking and savings services, HCFCU provides service-minded financial professionals to help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, educational, personal and auto loans; drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs.  HCFCU also supports numerous Hawaii Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents.  To learn more visit  www.hicommfcu.com.
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