Guest Speaker: Mernie Miyasato-Crawford
M.C.: Geraldine Ochikubo
Guest Speaker Mernie Miysato-Crawford
Born and raised in Honolulu, with intervening growing up years spent in Pahala & Hilo on the Big Island, and in Los Angeles, Mernie graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, received her B.A.in Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.A. in Social Work specializing in gerontology (the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged). Mernie is currently the Medical Social Work Service Chief at Tripler Army Medical Center. She is active in the community and is the Vice Chair of Project Dana.
She is a member of Jikoen Hongwanji Temple, where the Miyasato family has worshiped for 4 generations. Mernie is married to husband David, an electrical engineer/computer network consultant. They have a son, Nicholas and a daughter Maya, both living and working on the mainland. She has 4 cats, Hazey, C.J., Olivia and Molly and she loves to knit, bake/cook, enjoys regular get-together with friends, and power-walking for exercise with NPR podcasts!Mernie Miyasato-Crawford