Area Director of People & Culture
Cherise is a highly accomplished Human Resources leader with over a decade of experience in hotel management and operations, working in various roles in sales, marketing, and food & beverage before finding her calling in Human Resources. She brings an infectious energy, creativity, and love of people to her role as Area Director of People & Culture for the Hawaii Region. Her passion lies in elevating the sensational culture at Springboard Hospitality that empowers, supports, and celebrates all associates, demonstrated recently by Springboard’s recognition as a Best Workplace (2021) by Pacific Business News.
Cherise is highly skilled in recruitment, training, organizational development, and leading change. She enjoys being a positive disruptor, challenging the way human resources has historically been done in order to reimagine the potential of the workplace culture. She brings a fresh, modern, innovative style to her work, with a focus on creating workplaces that are community-oriented, passion-driven, results-focused, and most importantly, fun!
Cherise cares deeply about giving back to the community, and currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for HYPE (Hospitality’s Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs) and on SHRM Hawaii’s Workforce Development Board. She is a frequent speaker for the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business and Travel Industry Management school where she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm, experience, and insights with tomorrow’s leaders of the future.
When she isn’t busy living her career dream, you can find her and her fiancé exploring the beautiful corners of Hawaii, practicing yoga, meditating, gardening, reading, and spending quality time with loved ones.