Current and Future Members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission. West Hawaii Seat Open, Interested

Pursuant to section 202, Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Department is headed by an executive board, the Hawaiian Homes Commission, whose nine members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Three of the members are residents of the City and County of Honolulu; two are residents of the County of Maui, with one being a resident of the island of Molokai; two are residents of the County of Hawaii, one being a resident of East Hawaii and the other a resident of West Hawaii; one is a resident of the County of Kauai; and the ninth member is the Chairman, who is appointed by the Governor from among the members of the Commission. Members must be residents of the State at least three years prior to their appointment. At least four of the members must have not less than one-fourth Hawaiian blood. The Chairman of the Commission serves as the full-time administrator of the Department; other members of the Commission serve without pay.

 

Alapaki Nahale-a Alapaki Nahale-a 

Chairman

Term: 2010-2014

Alapaki Nahale-a was formerly the board president and executive director of the Hawai’i Charter Schools Network. From 2003 to 2009, he was director of Ka Umeke Kaeo Hawaiian Immersion Public Charter School in Keaukaha, Hawai’i. Prior to becoming Chairman, he was the East Hawai’i member on the Commission. His professional background included positions he held in a series of community development positions with Hawai’i Community College, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, County of Hawaii Legislative Auditor’s office and ‘Aha Punana Leo. In addition, he continued to be a member of the Hawai’i County Charter Commission, a board member and volunteer mediator with the Kuikahi Mediation Center and a board member of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation.

Chairman Nahale-a is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Perry Artates Perry Artates 

Maui

Term: 2011-2015

Former chairman of the Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association for six years, Perry Artates serves as the Executive Director of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund. His knowledge and experience in the construction industry has helped many of the Waiohuli families and is an asset to the Hawaiian Homes Commission.

Henry Tancayo Henry K. Tancayo 

Moloka’i

Term: 2008-2012

Henry Tancayo is a retired battalion chief of the Maui County Fire Department (MFD). He had over 25 years of fire fighting experience. Prior to his MFD service, Tancayo was a sergeant in the Hawaii Army National Guard in the air defense system. His 40 years of community services includes service with Kualapuu-Hoolehua Catholic Association, Molokai Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kualapuu School PTA, 4-H, Molokai Homestead Livestock Association, Molokai Planning Commission, Molokai Catholic Community Parish Council and Molokai Hospice Hawaii.

Trish Morikawa Trish Morikawa 

O’ahu

Term Ending: June 30, 2011

Trish Morikawa is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office of the City and County of Honolulu. She was formerly a Deputy Attorney General with the State Attorney General’s Office. Morikawa is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, and received her Bachelor’s degree form the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She was first appointed in 2003 and reconfirmed in 2007.

Commissioner Morikawa completes her term this June (2011) and we would be amiss if we did not thank her for her tireless efforts in the betterment of our Native Hawaiian beneficiaries during her term of office. Mahalo, Commissioner Morikawa!

Donald Chang Donald S.M. Chang 

O’ahu

Term Ending: June 30, 2011

Donald Chang graduated from Maryknoll High School and attended the University of Hawai’i. He joined the Honolulu Fire Department in 1957 rising through the ranks to hold the department’s highest position, Fire Chief, in 1993. He retired after 37 years of service. Currently, Chang serves as president of the Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association and president of the Friends of the Fire House. He succeeded Colin Ka’alele who resigned in 2005. He was first appointed in 2006 and reconfirmed in 2007.

Commissioner Chang completes his term this June (2011) and we would also be amiss if we did not thank him for his tireless efforts in the betterment of our Native Hawaiian beneficiaries during his term of office. Mahalo, Commissioner Chang!

DHHL Jeremy Kamakaneoaloha Hopkins 

O’ahu

Term: 2011-2014

Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Appointee

DHHL Imaikalani P. Aiu 

Kaua’i

Term: 2011-2015

Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Appointee

DHHL Ian Lee Loy 

East Hawai’i

Term: 2011-2015

Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Appointee

DHHL Michael P. Kahikina 

O’ahu

Term Begins: July 2011-2015

Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Appointee

DHHL Renwick V.I. Tassill 

O’ahu

Term Begins: July 2011-2015

Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Appointee

DHHL *Pending* 

West Hawai’i

Term:

Pending a West Hawai’i nominee. If you are interested in representing West Hawai’i as a commissioner, please apply at Governor Abercrombie’s Board & Commissions Page.