Membership Services Committee

HSTA's Membership Services Committee explores new ways to engage members and create programs that will support them in their personal and professional lives.


Call: 808-440-6940 (Oahu) or 1-800-637-4926 (Neighbor Islands)

Website: www.hstaveba.org

Email: vebatrust@hawaii.rr.com

  • A total of 63 percent of those who signed up for HSTA VEBA Trust plans during open enrollment were first-time participants.  They also received, as an HSTA benefit, the completely subsidized HSTA Long Term Care Basic Plan. 
  • Other subsidized plans include Short Term Income Protection and Accident Insurance.


NEA Retirement Specialists 

Call: (808) 951-7185

Website: https://tinyurl.com/nearetirement

  • Four workshops offered this year: Financial planning 101, Planning your financial journey, Are you on track to retire?, and Social Security
  • Almost 2,000 members statewide attended informational seminars, not including the number of members who scheduled free one-on-one meetings 
  • All seminars are hosted online during the stay-at-home orders
  • Check out their schedule of upcoming seminars


NEA Member Benefits 

Website: www.neamb.com 

  • Savi: Free online student loan evaluation tool to help support members dealing with their student debt 
  • NEA webinar: What COVID19 relief law means for student loan borrowers 


HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union 

Welcome Home Mortgage Program 

  • Offers a great program for members who are looking to purchase or refinance a home
  • Next virtual webinar on May 20 at 3 p.m. HST

COVID19 - Emergency Relief Loan 

  • Borrow up to $5,000 at a fixed 4.00% annual percentage rate with no payment required for the first 90 days of your loan  


HSTA Higher Education Benefit 

Website: https://freecollege.hsta.org/

  •    Free online associate degree for members and their families


Hawaii HomeOwnership Center 

Website: https://www.hihomeownership.org/


Membership Service Committee School Year 2019-2020  

  • Gayle Enriquez, Chair
  • Kristina De Witt, Central
  • Melissa Tam, Central
  • Suanne Kim, Honolulu
  • Holly Honbo, Honolulu
  • Debra Borges, Hilo
  • Amy Masaoka, Hilo
  • Sarah Davis, Kauai 
  • Elias Gonzales, Kauai
  • Paula O’Donnell, Kohala
  • Amie Stroud, Kona
  • Charlotte Menze, Lanai
  • Lydia Haff, Leeward
  • Katherine Brandon, Maui
  • Monica Collias, Maui
  • Briann Starkey, Molokai
  • Catherine Dichner, Windward
  • Katrina Souza, Windward
  • Linda Tavares, HSTA-R