About Heidi


  • Ethnicities: Hawaiian, Chinese German, Cherokee Indian and Irish
  • Education: Graduate of Leilehua High School, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Chaminade University
  • License: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Professional Background:  Senior Advisor in the Office of Council Chair Ernest Martin, Behavioral Health Specialist at Leilehua High School, Program Developer for Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Center, Program Coordinater/Supervisor for State-wide Prevention Program (The Parent Line), Nurturing Families Group Facilitator in Homeless and Transitional Shelters
  • Membership:  Member of the Wahiawa Lions Club


“ I am a mother too! The last thing I want is our kids leaving the islands because there is no jobs or not coming home from college because the cost of living is to high.    Heidi




Heidi Haunani Tsuneyoshi (Lairsey) is the daughter of Gary and Billie Ann Lairsey (Ah You).  Gary is from Waycross,Georgia and Billie Ann is from Wahiawa, Hawaii.  They met while her father was stationed at Schofield Barracks with the United States Navy.  Heidi is the oldest of four children and has two brothers and a sister.  Growing up in the military, her family lived abroad in Okinawa, Japan and on the Continental United States in Washington, D.C. and Washington State.  They also traveled to different countries such as Germany, Korea and the Philippines.  Heidi and her family moved back to Wahiawa when her father retired from the Navy.



Heidi has been married to Chad Tsuneyoshi for 17 years.  They have been blessed with two daughters, Hope and Haley.  Hope graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 2015 and received a scholarship to play on the Women’s Soccer Team at Gonzaga University.  She is majoring in Human Physiology and plans to become a Physical Therapist. Haley is a sophomore at Kamehameha Schools and is on the tennis, swimming and water polo teams.  She also enjoys singing, surfing and participating in community service projects.  The Tsuneyoshi family resides in Wahiawa where they enjoy the country lifestyle and proximity to the beautiful North Shore.

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