Cheryl Oncea is the publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine. As publisher
Cheryl oversees sales, marketing, research, design, digital and events including the Leadership Conference and the Wahine Forum.
Cheryl has spent most of her life – and her entire career - in Hawaii and has extensive media management experience in Honolulu. She has held leadership roles at KSSK, KHON, KGMB, Pacific Business News and was Director of Sales at Hawaii News Now and Vice President of Advancement at PBS Hawai’i. She currently serves on the board of the American Lung
Association Hawaii and the Leadership Board of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys long walks, long books and is passionate about travel – especially to Italy!
Cheryl’s involvement with the American Lung Association in Hawaii is very personal. She lost her mother to lung cancer in 2018. However, Cheryl’s mom lived for 24 years after her first diagnosis. Cheryl believes they were blessed that her mother received such high quality health care and was able to benefit from protocols that could not have been developed without the research that is so vitally supported by the American Lung Association.
The I WEAR TURQUOISE campaign is seeking community leaders to help raise awareness and research funding to defeat lung defeat COVID-19 once and for all. As an I WEAR TURQUOISE candidate, leaders commit to:
I Wear Turquoise Ambassadors commit to:
- Sporting our LUNG FORCE pin during the month of June
- Raising lung health and air quality awareness through their networks
- Commit to a fundraising goal of $2,500 to support the American Lung Association research, programs, and services
- Consider being a media spokesperson for IWT
For questions about participating, donating or sponsoring, please contact: