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Our Team

The work of the Hawaii Community Foundation is carried out by a highly motivated team of talented individuals.

Executive Office

Kelvin Taketa - President & Chief Executive Officer
Kawehi Yim - Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Chris van Bergeijk - Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Joseph Martyak - Vice President of Communications
Tom Kelly - Vice President for Knowledge, Evaluation and Learning
Myles Shibata - Vice President of Marketing Initiatives
Licia Hill - Executive Assistant to the VP of Marketing Initiatives

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Philanthropy & General Counsel

Curtis Saiki - Vice President of Philanthropy & General Counsel
Tina Santos - Executive Assistant to Vice President of Philanthropy & General Counsel
Kawena Beaupre - Gifts and Compliance Director & Associate General Counsel
Ipo Ehia - Senior Funds Assistant

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Joseph Martyak - Vice President of Communications
Jana Alamillo - Executive Assistant to Vice President – Communications
Lynelle Marble - Associate Director of Communications
Beth Kuch - Senior Communications Officer - Omidyar Initiatives
L. Chips DaMate - Events Coordinator
Catherine Howland - Senior Communications Officer

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Finance & Administration

Wally Chin - Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Shimono - Controller
Robert Abad - Senior Accountant
Lia Young - Senior Accountant
Linda Takehara - Accounting Assistant
Tess Dela Rama - Front Office Administrator

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Information Solutions

Luis Pascual - Systems Administrator
Chris Archambault - Web Solutions Senior Officer
Cheryl Kaneshiro - Knowledge Management Specialist
Cindy Garcia - Data Coordinator

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Omidyar Initiatives

Robbie Ann Kane - Director of Programs - Omidyar Initiatives
Amy Chamberlain - Senior Program Assistant - Omidyar Initiatives

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Philanthropic Services (Client Services, Private Foundation Services)

Amy Luersen - Director of Philanthropic Services
Lorraine Tamaribuchi - Director of Family Philanthropy
Pam Funai - Philanthropic Services Senior Program Officer
Kevin Rapp - Client Support Officer
Terry Savage - Philanthropic Services Program Officer
Susan Maltezo - Senior Grants Manager
Christel Wuerfel - Senior Philanthropic Services Assistant
Nicole Kaaina - Philanthropic Services Assistant
Liesl Woo - Philanthropic Services Assistant

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Advancement and Neighbor Island Philanthropic Services

Lydia Clements - Director of Philanthropy Advancement
Licia Hill -  Executive Assistant to the Director of Philanthropy Advancement
Cara Mazzei - Senior Development Officer

Hawaii Island

Diane Uilani Chadwick - Senior Philanthropic Services Officer - Hawaii Island
Marlene Hochuli - Philanthropic Services Assistant - Hawaii Island


Darcie Yukimura - Senior Philanthropic Services Officer - Kauai
Uri Martos - Philanthropic Services Assistant - Kauai

Maui County

Deborah Rice - Senior Philanthropic Services Officer - Maui County
Inger Tully - Philanthropic Services Officer - Maui County

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Tammi Chun - Vice President, Programs
Lisa Rodrigues - Executive Assistant to the VP of Programs
Marc Alexander – Program Director
Piikea Miller – Program Director
Josh Stanbro - Program Director
Cecilia Fong - Program Officer
Larissa Kick - Program Officer
Joseph Duax - Senior Program Assistant
Caroline Miyashiro - Senior Program Assistant
Aimee Shinsato – Program Assistant
Lauren Sons - Program Assistant

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Eric Laa - Scholarships Officer
Carla Fujimoto - Senior Scholarship Assistant
Jaedine Ehia - Senior Scholarship Associate
Ken Hasegawa - Senior Scholarship Administrator

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