2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ BALLOT
Alexander Alika Jamile. Returning Director.
Mr. Jamile has served as President of the Board for the past twelve years. He also serves as Executive Director. A former Senior Vice President at Bank of Hawaii, Mr. Jamile has served in management positions for Hawaiian Airlines, Young Brothers, the Hawaii Employers Council, Matson Navigation and other major Hawaii companies. He has also served as a director with such nonprofits as Easter Seals, Alzheimer’s Association and others. His leadership of Moanalua Gardens Foundation has helped the organization gain both recognition and support from the community, legislature, and major corporations.
Charles M. Cooke, IV. Returning Director.
Mr. Cooke has served on the Board of Directors for over 25 years filling the position of President and currently, Secretary/Treasurer. He is a descendant of missionaries Amos Star and Juliette Montague Cooke, who founded The Chiefs School at the request of Kamehameha III. His extensive experience in real estate, love for our ‘āina and environment, and knowledge of Hawaiian customs, has provided valuable guidance for MGF.
William H. Page. Returning Director.
Mr. Page has served on the Board of Directors for over 20 years filling the position of Marketing Chair. Owner of Page Marketing in Kailua, Mr. Page has also owned a number of stores in Honolulu and worked in top advertising agencies creating award-winning campaigns and public relations programs for companies like Aloha Airlines, McDonald’s, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and more. He creates all of the advertising and collateral for MGF’s annual Prince Lot Hula Festival as well as prepares the creative materials for MGF’s Huaka’i o Kamananui education program.
Steven Onoue. Returning Director.
A foreign exchange trader, business owner and President of Moanalua Valley Community Association, Mr. Onoue has many community and business contacts in Moanalua. He has been a Director of MGF for the past 11 years. Since 2007, Mr. Onoue has been the lead co-chair and Logistics Chair for the Prince Lot Hula Festival. His planning and organizational expertise has helped elevate the event to one of Oahu’s most successful cultural festivals.
Michael Pili Pang. Returning Director.
Kumu hula of Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau, Michael Pili Pang is a noted cultural practitioner and former director of the Office of Culture and the Arts for the City and County of Honolulu. He has been a director for 8 years. His hālau has performed regularly in the Prince Lot Hula Festival. He serves as cultural advisor for the festival and works with kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine in hālau selection, proper protocol, and cultural aspects of the festival. He also assists MGF with fundraising for the event.
Roddy Kamawaelualani Kawehi Akau.
A Director for the 10 years, Roddy is the great, great, grandnephew of Namakahelu Kapahikaua o Kamehameha, and the kahu and konohiki of Kamananui valley. His lineage can be traced back to the original inhabitants of Kamananui. A cultural practitioner of la’au lapa’au and other traditional arts, Kahu Akau’s knowledge of the mo‘olelo, history and cultural sites of the valley is unparalleled. He serves as MGF’s cultural advisor.
Kimo Kahoano. New Director.
Popular radio personality, entertainer and host of Hawai‘i Stars; Kimo Kahoano has been the announcer and master of ceremonies for the Prince Lot Hula Festival since 2007 and a key announcer of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival for over 30 years. He has spent several decades in the entertainment field, as a host on KCCN radio, actor in Hawaii Five O and other series. He also advises MGF on the entertainment and performance aspects of the festival.
Brendon Lee. New Director.
Brendon Kalei’āina Lee comes from a line of Native Hawaiian community leaders and has been a delegate for the Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club for over 20 years. His experience with Native Hawaiian organizations and knowledge of Native Hawaiian issues resulted in his election as the leader of the 2016 ‘Aha. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools, he is the Schools’ Alumni Association’s Oahu Region President, 2nd Vice President of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and a trained Parliamentarian. He is also a member of the Kawaiolaonapukanileo Ensemble.
Aaron Stewart. New Director.
An attorney with a focus on environmental law, Mr. Stewart has worked for such Hawaii companies’ as Environmental Science, Central Pacific Bank and Bank of Hawaii. Currently, he is employed at First Hawaiian Bank. He is experienced at legal writing, research and analysis of complex legal issues and in financial compliance issues. As project manager at Environmental Science, he oversaw contract execution and supervised project deliverables, including permit preparation. He received his JD from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Tempe and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Arizona at Tuscon.
Gregory Chun. New Director
A graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Greg earned his BA at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and both his MA and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. He is currently an Associate Specialist at UH Mānoa working on training and applied research in community-engagement processes in the areas of scientific research, land development, resource management, education, economic development, and policy with culture and community. He previously served as President of Bishop Holdings Corporation, Kamehameha Schools’ for-profit development and investment subsidiary, and as Vice-President of the School’s Keauhou-Kahaluʻu Education Group. He is also President of Awa Kele LLC, a consulting firm specializing in community engagement, sustainable land/resource/economic development, and organizational improvement.