About Our Commissioners
Edward L. Broglio is a retired postal service executive. As the District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service in Hawaii from 1991 until his retirement in 2006, he was the chief executive for the U.S. Postal Service for Hawaii, Guam, Rota, Saipan, and American Samoa. Mr. Broglio also previously served as a member of the Judiciary’s Rule 19 Committee on Judicial Performance. He holds an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Solano Jr. College and a B.A. degree in Economics from Sonoma State College.
Mr. Broglio’s term on the Commission ends on June 30, 2015.
David O’Neal is the General Manager of the Mililani Town Association, which serves 16,000 homes. He previously owned and operated Shop and Ship Hawaii LLC. He also worked for many years in the healthcare industry as President of Healthcare Directive Partners LLC; owner/partner of Hawaii Dental Partners / Akamai Dental; and Operations Director of the Hawaii Dental Group. Mr. O’Neal’s many community activities include having served as a member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board and the Citizen Advisory Committee of the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization. He holds a B.A. degree in Health Administration from the University of Hawaii – West Oahu.
Mr. O’Neal’s term on the Commission ends on June 30, 2018.
Susan N. DeGuzman is a retired State Judiciary employee who worked for the Judiciary’s First Circuit Court and Hawaii Supreme Court for nearly thirty years before her retirement in 2010. Ms. DeGuzman served as the Judicial Assistant / Executive Secretary for former Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon. Prior to her state service, she was a legal secretary for a private law firm. Ms. DeGuzman received a B.Ed. degree and a M.Ed. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also holds an A.A. degree in Paralegal Studies from Kapiolani Community College.
Ms. DeGuzman’s term on the Commission ends on June 30, 2016.
Ruth D. Tschumy is a retired educator, administrator, author, and consultant. She previously served as Chair of the State of Hawaii Charter School Review Panel. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. Ms. Tschumy is also a volunteer mediator and Emeritus Director of the Mediation Center of the Pacific. She holds a B.A. degree from Oberlin College and a M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was the recipient of the Klingenstein Fellowship at Columbia University.
Ms. Tschumy’s term on the Commission ends on June 30, 2017.
Melinda Wood is a Grants Development Specialist for the East-West Center. She previously worked as Assistant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu, and as an Immigration Specialist at the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. Ms. Wood is a former president and board member of Planned Parenthood of Hawaii and her community activities include serving as a volunteer “baby cuddler” at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Colorado State University; a M.S.S. degree in Applied Communication from the University of Denver; and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Ms. Wood’s term on the Commission ends on June 30, 2018.