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Faculty and Staff

HTIʻs Board of Directors is composed of community leaders dedicated to the affairs and successful operations of HTI. Board Directors serve as volunteers.


"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
Alexander the Great

Erleen Ah You
Medical Assistant Instructor
Erleen Ah You brings more than 30 years of licensed practical nursing experience to HTI. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii.  Erleen enjoys reading, crafts and plays the bass and flute in a church band.  Being in the classroom is something that Erleen has become passionate about and loves the uniqueness in each of her students.

Scott Stettenbenz
Medical Billing & Coding Instructor
Scott Stettenbenz comes to HTI with a broad range of experience in Medical Billing & Coding. He has working knowledge of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). Working in-field and bringing his industry experience to the classroom he has been an invaluable asset to the HTI team and to our students. Thanks to Scott, our students are kept abreast of the latest trends in the industry. When not in the classroom or at work, Scott spends time with his girlfriend and beautiful daughter in fun family activities.

Byron Dureg

Nida Ortega

Heather Schofield

Keith Ruhe

Shelly Fernandez

J. Nalani Timas

Jeff Clifton


Naomi Digitaki
President / CEO

Bernie Mcllroy
IT Specialist

Curtis Kropar
IT Specialist

Johnette Kaluna
Registrar / Project Assistant

La Vonne Richardson
Allied Health Careers Project Director / Special Projects Coordination

Ethel Charles

Lurline Manalo
Student Services Coordinator