Lianne Yoshida is from a 4th generation Maui family whose roots are in the educational, architectural, agricultural (sugar cane), and medical industries. She attended Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, the Maui Community College for a year and then graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a Bachelors of Science degree in Design and Merchandising.
Her earlier professional career was focused in retail management and then she segued into the human resources profession. Currently Lianne works at the Maui High Performance Computing Center as the Human Resources Manager and recently earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, with honors. She was a member of the first MHRM graduating class through the University of Hawaii Center, Manoa at the Maui Community College distance learning program. Lianne is a member of the Beta Gama Sigma honor society, and received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and Professional in Human Resource Certification (PHR) professional certifications.
Lianne grew up hearing about the importance of education, being a lifetime learner, and supporting her community. When she was nominated to participate in the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program she viewed it as an opportunity to learn, contribute in her community, and possibly make a positive difference in the future of Maui.
On a personal note, Lianne has been happily married for almost 15 years to a wonderful human being, and they have a growing number of pets…..Which her husband keeps rescuing from the Humane Society.