The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, with certain areas of administrative control vested in the State Department of Budget and Finance.

Four of the eight members on the Board are elected by the membership: two general employees, a teacher and a retiree. Three members are citizens of the State, one of whom is an officer of a bank authorized to do business in the State or a person of similar experience, who are not employees and are appointed by the Governor. The State Director of Finance is an ex-officio member by statute.

The current members of the ERS Board of Trustees are:

Board Member ElectedDate Term BeganDate Term Ends
Ms. Catherine ChanJanuary 2, 2016January 1, 2022
Mr. Emmit Kane (Chair)January 2, 2020 January 1, 2026
Ms. Genevieve LeyJanuary 2, 2018 January 1, 2024
Mr. Bennett YapJanuary 2, 2020 January 1, 2026
Appointed Board MemberDate Term BeganDate Term Ends
Mr. Vincent BarfieldJanuary 2, 2017January 1, 2023
Mr. Lance MizumotoJuly 27, 2021January 1, 2026
Ex Officio Board MemberDate Term BeganDate Term Ends
Mr. Craig HiraiDecember 16, 2019January 1, 2023

ERS Office-Visit Procedures: Starting Sept. 13, 2021, visitors to the Employees’ Retirement System offices must provide verification of being fully vaccinated or if not fully vaccinated, provide a negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours of the ERS office visit) as a condition of entry. Contact the ERS at 808-586-1735 or the office on your island before visiting. Click here to view the full message. Mahalo.