About the Y

Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

The YMCA functions as a partnership between volunteers and staff. Volunteers on boards and committees determine major programs, priorities, and policies. Staff and program volunteers carry out those programs, priorities, and policies under the leadership of the President and CEO.

More than 300 volunteers serve on the Association Board of Directors and the Branch Boards of Managers. The members of the Board of Directors are:

Board Officers

Wayne Hamano, Chair
Executive Vice President, Bank of Hawaii

Steven C. Ai, Vice Chair
President & CEO, City Mill Co., Ltd.

Tim Johns, Vice Chair
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust
Keith Sakamoto, Vice Chair
President, Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Benjamin K. Akana, Secretary
Senior Vice President & Division Manager, First Hawaiian Bank

Joan Fujita, Treasurer
Tax Managing Director, Accuity LLP

Board Members

Rick Blangiardi
General Manager, Hawaii News Now

Mark D. Bratton
Senior Vice President, Hawaii, Colliers International

Christine Camp
President & CEO, Avalon Development Company, LLC

Dr. Paul J. Carry
Retired

P. Roy Catalani
Vice President, Young Brothers, Ltd

Craig Chong
President, Fresh Leadership

Carl E. Choy

Principal, CKW Financial Group

Dr. Michael J. Chun
President, Kamehameha Schools, Retired

Adelia C. Chung
Owner, Spectrum Wealth Management, LLC

Ronald R. Cox
Vice President, Power Supply, Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc.

Dr. Kenny Fink
Director, Mālama Ola, Kamehameha Schools

Jeffrey S. Harris
Director & Vice President, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris

Anton Krucky 
President & CEO, Tissue Genesis, Inc.

John T. Leong
President & CEO, Pono Pacific
Rodney Matsumoto
Retired

Bettina Mehnert
President & CEO, Architects Hawaii Ltd.

Sanford Murata
President, Sanford Murata Inc.

Race Randle
Senior Vice President, Development
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Russell Saiki
Retired

Lynette Lo Tom
President, Bright Light Marketing

Rebecca Ward
President, Ward Research, Inc.

John White
Sr. Vice President, Strategies 360

K. Elizabeth (Beth) Whitehead
Executive VP & CAO, American Savings Bank

Lance Wilhelm
President, The Wilhelm Group

Reuben S. F. Wong

Attorney, Law Offices of Reuben S.F. Wong

Jim Yates
President, Par Hawaii

August Yee
Businessman, Retired

Branch and Y's Men Representatives

Lesli Yogi (Atherton)

Roy Arakaki (Camp Erdman)

C. Michael Street (Central)
Engineering Director, Aqua Engineers

Gary Yoshida (Kalihi)
Development Officer, East-West Center

Reid Fukumoto (Leeward)
CPU, LUTF, ACW Group, LLC

Michael Lau (Kaimuki)

Francis Hogan (Nuuanu)
Attorney, Ashford & Wriston

Kathy Ishimoto (Mililani)
Eyecare Associates

Dr. Paul J. Carry (Windward)
Retired

Phil Sammer (District Governor Y's Men's)
General Manager, Ilima Hotel