BOARD of directors

As of July 2023

Chester E. Hughes is the President.  He recently retired at the end of 2022 as the Special Operations Director/Corporate Building Manager at Alexander & Baldwin (A&B). Prior to his employment at A&B, he worked at Kaneohe Ranch Management Ltd. and General Growth Properties at Victoria Ward. Chester started his career at the Honolulu Police Department and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  He retired as Assistant Chief in 1994.  He has served on the Board of Directors of various community organizations, such as: Adult Friends of Youth, Hawaii Lupus Foundation and Crime Stoppers Honolulu.

Dave Kajihiro is the Vice-President.  He is currently the Complex Director of Safety & Security for Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts.  Is a retired Deputy Chief of Police from the Honolulu Police Department.  Has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.  Serves on the Board of Directors for the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association, Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association, and the Hawaii Hotel Visitor Industry Security Association.

Jamie Napuunoa-Beppu is the Secretary.  She graduated from W. R. Farrington High School in 1980 and obtained an associates degree from Kapiolani Community College in 1983.  Served with the Honolulu Police Department for 33 years, retiring as an Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police in November 2021.  Specializes in coordinating private events for friends and family and enjoys traveling.

Vince J. Otsuka is the Treasurer. He is the President & CEO of Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union.  Graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii. He is currently a member of the Aloha Pacific Foundation, McKinley Business Academy, and the Board of Review III for Real Property Tax Appeals of the City & County of Honolulu.

Nola Donahue Lewis is a Kamehameha School graduate and is an Account Executive in marketing operations for North American Corporation.  Working with clients throughout the Hawaiian Islands assisting them in providing marketing concepts, from design to production.  She has served two years on the Pro Bowl committee, and served 6 years on the PTO for Saint Louis School.

Malcolm S. Inamine is Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer for Hawaiiana Group Incoporated has been a long time Human Resource Professional and Community advocate.  Malcolm graduated from Kaiser High School, and received his undergraduate and Executive MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He has been an active member for the Society of Human Resource Management - Hawaii Chapter in many different capacities, on the board for Friends of Iolani Palace and Aloha Medical Mission, and a member of the UH Shidler College of Business MHRM Advisory and HICOMP Program committee.

Sharon O. Inamine is one of the original HPCF board members, retired from the D.O.E. as a school administrator and University of Phoenix, as a faculty member. She has been involved with HPD as a JPO Advisor and DARE trainer for many years.  Sharon is active with Delta Kappa Gamma, a world-wide professional women educator’s organization in leadership roles and coordinates activities at Kahauiki Village.  During the pandemic, she participates in a variety of Zoom classes—from exercise to tutoring and sewing. 

Peter T. Kashiwa is a Partner and the former Managing Partner with Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel, graduated from 'Iolani School, the University of Washington, and Willamette University College of Law.  Peter is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hawai'I State Bar Association, and is past President of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Alvin Katahara is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Obun Hawaii. He is responsible for all sales and new business development as well as providing strategic planning and direction.  He previously served as Director of External Affairs for the Office of the Governor for the State of Hawaii, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Advancement for Saint Louis School, as Executive Director, UH Alumni Association, Executive Director for Na Koa, Director of Giving for Ahahui Koa Anuenue and Vice President of Alumni Relations at the UH Foundation. He currently serves on the Hawaii Bowl Executive Board and was a past member of the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation Board. He is a graduate of the University of Hawai`i with degrees in marketing and management.

Glen K. Luecke served with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) for 25 years, retiring as a detective with the Human Resources Division in July 2020. His work history, including employment prior to HPD, has always placed an emphasis on customer service. He had previously served as a director with the Honolulu Police Relief Association (HPRA) from 2010-2017. Glen has corroborated on special events for the HPD and the HPRA. He continues to stay active in his community by volunteering to provide lawn maintenance for an elderly neighbor and providing caregiving services for a relative.      

Duane R. Miyashiro is of Counsel to Chun Kerr LLP as a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. He concentrates his law practice on business, commercial, and real estate litigation. He served as a patrol officer in the Honolulu Police Department before attending law school. Duane enjoys public service and has volunteered on a City & County of Honolulu Board or Commission for over 10 years. He is also on the board of The 200 Club.

Cheryl Ohta is the Corporate Treasurer and Human Resources Manager of Hawaii Candy, Inc., a snack food manufacturer and distributor.  She has over 20 years of experience in Retail Management.  She is a graduate of Waialua High School and the University of San Francisco.  She is also an active member and former Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association. 

Ichiro "Ichi" Sekimitsu is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Central Pacific Bank.  Previously he was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo as well as a Head of Trading in Hong Kong and London.  Ichi holds an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in California.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise, U.S.-Japan Council and Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

Lynne Waters owns and operates Lynne Waters Communications.  She is a former Vice President and communications executive at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Hawaii.  As a veteran TV news anchor, reporter, documentary producer, and host of PBS’s long running “Dialogue” program, she has won numerous awards throughout her career: the Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, Excellence in Journalism Award from the Hawaii Medical Association and a prestigious screening of her PBS documentary series “Hawaiians” at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival. She is a graduate of Baylor University.

Tina Yamaki is the president of the nonprofit trade organization, Retail Merchants of Hawaii where she is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization and furthering the growth of the state's retail industry.  Tina has over 20+ years of experience in nonprofit organization, with a background in governmental affairs and community relations, innovative brand management, sales and marketing, event planning and fundraising.  Tina previously served as the director of business support at PBS Hawaii and prior to that served for 23 years as the executive director of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.

Gary Yamashiroya currently works as the Special Assistant to the Director at the Hawaii Department of Taxation.  Prior to that he was the Special Assistant to the Attorney General and Program Coordinator at the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General. When he first arrived to Hawaii, Gary worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney after retiring from a 29 year career with the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  Gary earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, College of Business and a Juris Doctor at the DePaul University College of Law and attended the Timothy J. O’Connor Police Training Academy in Chicago.  He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Hawaii.

Jean Yokoyama graduated from Punahou School and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Education degree from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois and later attended Northwestern University to work on a master’s degree in art education. She owned and operated J. Yokoyama Realty with 30 plus years of experience. As an Advisory Board member Jean Yokoyama is a life-long supporter of the arts with a passion for painting landscapes and architecture.  Her work is shown and sold at venues and galleries throughout Hawaii. She launched a coffee business where she marketed and sold coffee products, including a Kona Coffee concentrate sold at Whole Foods. Jean’s love of the arts has led her to serve as a board member for the Honolulu Symphony, Aloha United Way, Junior League of Honolulu, and as a docent for the Honolulu Museum of Art.