Hawaii Community Foundation
our TEAM

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

Executive Office
Micah Kāne - Chief Executive Officer & President
Nella Kauwenaole – Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer & President
Jamee Kunichika - Vice President & Chief of Staff
Tom Kelly – Vice President of Knowledge, Evaluation and Learning
Amy Luersen – Vice President of Community Collaboration
Kawehi Yim – Executive Assistant

Finance, Administration & Information Solutions
Wally Chin - Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Shimono – Controller
Carla Pang – Senior Accountant – Operating Fund
Susan Maltezo – Senior Investment & Fund Accountant
Linda Takehara – Accounting Assistant
Tess Dela Rama – Front Office Administrator
Luis Pascual Jr. – Systems Architect
Cheryl Kaneshiro – Knowledge Management Specialist
Jamie Mitte – Human Resources Manager

Lynelle Marble –Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
Catherine Howland – Associate Director of Communications
Jana Alamillo – Executive Assistant
L. Chips DaMate – Senior Communications Officer
Chris Archambault – Senior Web Solutions Architect

Community Grants & Investments
Michelle Kauhane - Senior Vice President of Community Grants & Investments
Jaime Hinaga, Executive Assistant
Larissa Kick –Program Director
Tom Matsuda – Program Director
Ophelia Bitanga-Isreal – Senior Program Officer
Elise Von Dohlen – Program Officer
Kehau Meyer – Program Officer
Lisha Kimura – Grants Administrator
Christel Wuerfel – Senior Program Associate
Mary-Joy Llaguno – Program Associate
Iolani Castro – Program Associate
Kayla Mae Abalos – Program Associate

Development & Donor Relations
Kathryn Nelson – Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
Tina Santos – Executive Assistant
Martha Hanson – Director, Donor Relations
Myles Shibata – Vice President of Development
Eric La’a – Senior Development Officer
Ethan Wung – Development Data Manager
Kevin Rapp – Senior Donor Relations Officer
Joanne Watase-Yang – Donor Relations Officer
Leo Amador – Donor Relations Assistant

General Counsel
Kate Lloyd – Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Miya Zialcita – Executive Assistant
Kawena Beaupre – Senior Director of Gifts & Compliance; Associate General Counsel
Jen-L Lyman - Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Courtney Ikeda – Development Services Manager
Ipo Ehia – Gifts & Compliance Associate

Tara Shibuya – Senior Scholarship Officer
Jaedine Ehia – Senior Scholarship Administrator
Ken Hasegawa – Senior Scholarship Administrator
George Seymour – Scholarship Associate

Hawai'i Island
Diane Chadwick – Director of Community Philanthropy
Malu Debus– Philanthropy Officer
Chelsey Chow – Philanthropy Officer

Darcie Yukimura – Director of Community Philanthropy
Uri Martos – Philanthropy Officer
Robin Pratt – Philanthropy Officer

Maui County
Inger Tully – Senior Philanthropy Officer
Hannah Werth – Senior Philanthropy Associate

Strategies, Initiatives & Networks
Chris Van Bergeijk – Senior Vice President of Strategies, Initiatives & Network
Lisa Rodrigues – Executive Assistant
Piikea Miller – Program Director
Dana Okano – Program Director
Jolie Wanger - Program Officer
Justina Acevedo-Cross, Program Director
Robbie Kane – Director of Programs · Omidyar Initiatives
Natalie Millon – Senior Program Assistant · Omidyar Initiatives
Amani Love - Program Associate