Meet our Team

 

Janel Denny

President

Janel@JAhawaii.org

Office: 808-545-1777 ext 106

Janel is our JA Hawaii President. She oversees all operations for JA Hawaii including the execution of policies, programming, and initiatives, and is the liaison to our Board of Directors.

Janel fell in love with the mission of JA Hawaii serving as a mentor for the Company Program at her high school alma mater. Inspiring young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics inspired Janel to join the JA Hawaii team in the fall of 2015. The mission and values of Junior Achievement fall right in line with Janel's extensive background working with both private and state business agencies, as well as her experience teaching business at a local community college.

 

Ann Dang

Program Director

Ann@JAhawaii.org

Office: 808-545-1777 

Ann is our Program Director for Junior Achievement of Hawaii. She works and coordinates with educators and volunteers from our Hawaii schools, to provide JA Programs from grades K-12. 

 

Ann has a background in Science and has recently worked as an Environmental Chemist for a few years. She also has worked at the YMCA and at Central Union Church for Preschool and Kindergarten, working along with students and assisting teachers in the classroom.

 

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Delle Tanioka

Company Program Director

Delle@JAhawaii.org

808-545-1777 ext 103

Delle Tanioka volunteers much of her time and serves as Program Director for the Junior Achievement Company Program.  A program which focuses on using real-life, hands on experiences to teach high school students entrepreneurship and business skills.

 

Delle has an extensive background in education, educational administration and non-profit management.  She has spent several years working in preschools, as a teacher and director, and more recently as the Oahu Coordinator for People Attentive to Children (PATCH). At Junior Achievement, Delle has continued to pursue her passion for education and working with the community.

 

 

 

 

Jamie Infante

Program and Operations Manager

Jamie@JAhawaii.org

Office: 808-545-1777

Our JA Hawaii Program and Operations Manager for the island of Oahu works with our schools to provide programs to grades K-12. These programs focus on helping to prepare our youth with financial literacy and a sense of entrepreneurial spirit.

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Jeanine Acia

Program District Manager

Hilo

JAHilo@JAhawaii.org

Office: 808-895-0522

Fax: 808-426-7669

As District Manager, Jeanine manages daily operations of Junior Achievement programs on Hawaii Island, primarily East Hawaii, by building relationships with educators, recruiting and training volunteers and implementing all administrative procedures. She coordinates the execution of programs, increases public awareness for all programs, and assures program quality and expansion.

Jeanine has a broad background in education and sees the importance of relevant, hands-on learning for students. "Junior Achievement fills an important need and expands students' awareness of real-world opportunities while teaching them financial literacy". 

 

 

Tiffany Wienand

Program District Manager

Kauai

Tiffany@JAhawaii.org

Office: 808-545-1777 

Fax: 808-426-7669

Tiffany Wienand is our Kaua‘i Program Coordinator. Tiffany's enthusiasm and joy are contagious, and she is excited to make an impact here on Kaua‘i in working with our volunteers, teachers, and students.

She joins JA with fifteen years of experience in working with various non-profits throughout Hawai‘i and the mainland, including five years as the Communications Officer with Legacy of Life Hawai‘i.  She brings a fresh outlook, a positive attitude, and a strong desire to improve the futures of our keiki here on Kauai.