Meet the Board, Staff and Volunteers of the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii (FCJC):

Our board consists of community-based volunteers who have business, education and social service backgrounds.

This is a photo of the child abuse blue ribbon
Marcia Prose, President – Marketing
Jill Jacunski, Vice President – Retired Business Owner
Jill Jacunski, Treasurer – Retired Business Owner
Jon Countess, Secretary – Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor
Jay Kimura, Past President – Retired Prosecutor
Phoebe Lambeth, Director – Retired Nurse
Doreen Friberg, Director – Real Property Manager
Joseph O’Connell- Former Foster Youth/Current Foster Parent
Andrey Simonov, Director – UHH Professor

The Friends have only one paid staff member:

RobinRobin Benedict, Program Coordinator 

The Friends are pleased to have Robin on board as our only paid staff.  With us since 2011, she brought over 20 years of Human Services job experience to our office.  She oversees all our expenditures, program analysis, grant writing and management of our volunteers.  And that’s just a few of the tasks she completes.   She’s at every one of our outreach activities on weekends, she speaks to community groups and she keeps our board on track.


A great cadre of Volunteers donate many hours every week to keep us going:

Misty Carter
Drucy Casburn
Geoffrey Casburn
Louann Kimura
Debbie Koval
Gail Ericson Madie
Ann Roney
Jane Webb