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Alejandra Rodas

16 November, 2022
 
I am a dedicated woman of faith with a strong work ethic who thrives in community leadership settings. My ability to teach and be taught has allowed me the opportunity to successfully lead my ministry from the East Coast to Latin America to Hawaii. I am aware of the calling in my life to grow my professional career and am confident that I have the experience, professionalism, and integrity to get the job done correctly and faithfully.

Fred Brooks

16 November, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fred served in the United States Navy as a member of the Engineering Department, stationed out of Pearl Harbor.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Hawaii Pacific University where he helped found the Natural Science Students Association.  Along with starting Pacific Panel Cleaners LLC, Fred has worked with several different photovoltaic companies on their O&M of installed PV systems.  Fred has also been a Construction Manager on a variety of projects including Oceanic Time Warner Cable, UH Manoa East West Center, Punahou School, Pearl Harbor Fitness Center and HECO CIP and Waiau Power Plants.  In September 2016, Fred gave a talk on “Identifying Issues on Installed Photovoltaic Systems Using Thermal Imagery” at InfraMation 2016, the World’s Largest Thermal Imaging Training Experience.

Michael Malaghan

21 July 2022

 

Mike Malaghan represents the stereotype intrepid traveler & history aficionado.  His 1966-69 Nigerian Peace Corps Service unleashed a passion to experience the world.  He has conducted business in 29 nations and visited 204 countries and territories. Mike splits his residency between Honolulu and Tokyo.
Born in Wisconsin in 1943, raised in Florida, Mike paid his way through the University of Florida by selling books door-to-door. He finished his corporate life years as president of a Walt Disney licensee … marketing English language learning materials in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. McGraw Hill published his legacy business book “Making Millions in Direct Sales” in 2005.
Mike has published two of trilogy novels on the Japanese heritage in Hawaii with emphasis the men who fought for us in WWII. 

 

Sharon Moriwaki

31 August 2022

In 2018, Sharon was elected to the Hawaii State Senate and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Government Operations and chaired the Special Committee on State of Hawaii Procurement during the 2021 interim.  She is also a member of the committees on Ways and Means, Housing, and Health as well as the Special Committee on COVID-19.

Sharon Moriwaki is a leader. Her life is characterized by seeing a need, identifying a solution, and following through on her promises.

Born and raised in the Sheridan area and on St. Louis Heights, Sharon was student body secretary at Kaimuki High, a major figure in the 1979 Statewide Women's Conference, chaired the 90th anniversary celebration of Okinawan arrival in Hawaii, and coordinated Hawaii's Dukakis for President Campaign (Dukakis won the state). Throughout her career, Sharon has held people accountable and worked collaboratively with diverse groups—to get things done!

After she returned from California with a University of Southern California doctorate and a Loyola (L.A.) law degree and was working in a private Honolulu law firm, Governor Waihee chose Sharon to be part of his first cabinet as Labor Department Deputy Director. Four years later, Waihee appointed Sharon as his Director of Human Resources, where she instituted major personnel system reforms. Sharon's subsequent leadership included serving as Hawaii Court System Administrative Director and as UH Assistant Vice President.

Sharon's passionate advocacy for community included caring for the Makiki Stream and ahupuaa, preserving Kakaako's makai shoreline, and bringing people together to develop and implement Hawaii's clean energy goals and projects. She co-hosts ThinkTech Hawaii's television show, "Hawaii: The State of Clean Energy," is vice-president of the Hawaii Technology Institute, which primarily helps disadvantaged native Hawaiians, and volunteers with her church's program aiding houseless families. Sharon helped organize and run the Good Neighbor Store, a Democratic Party program helping over 1000 underprivileged and abused children.

Sharon moved to Kakaako ten years ago, becoming founding president of Kakaako United, fighting for a better life in our Senate district. She is also vice president of the One Waterfront Towers condominium board.

Sharon holds national awards from the National Education Association, the American Society of Public Administration, and the National Association of State Personnel Executives. Her Makiki Stream Stewards work received the City's Good Neighborhood Award for "environmental team leadership." Sharon also earned the Children's Rights Council "Best Advocate for Hawaii Children and Families" Award, the "Unsung Hero" Award from Hawaii's Thousand Friends, and the UH Robert Clopton Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Sharon is married to Galen Fox, a former legislator, and dotes on their five grandchildren.

 

Jonathan Brunold

24 June 2022

 

 

 Not Hawaiian but his heart is. 

Aussie/Irish mother and Swiss/South African Father both retired here in Hawaii. 

Jon has Lived in Hawaii since early 90”s 

Kona/Hilo/Poipu/Lahaina and Honolulu resort areas. 

Son of a life Rotarian, General Manager of a resorts and 3rd generation Swiss Hotelier , John Brunold 

Jon is a Life long sailor and Retired mega yacht captain.3000 Ton Captains License. 

Jon Went to college in Australia and Switzerland at Swiss Hotel School , that makes him 4th Generation Swiss Hotelier. 

Trained Yacht Chef :Le Cordon blue and West Hawaii Culinary School Kona graduate . 

PADI scuba instructor for over 15 years. 

CPR and Dive medical first responder instructor. 

Sailing and tennis instructor. 

Been around globe by boat few times and airplane several times. 

Crossed the equator 30+ times. 

Have two sons

Member Knight of Colombus 

Live in Diamond Head area. 

Currently working Family business KBM Resorts expanding to Island of Oahu . 

Jon Also owns a maintenance company called Jonny Beez here In Waikiki area. 

Looking play golf at every course on island. 

Anyone wants to play.

 

James Pierce

21 July 2022
James moved to Hawaii in 1989 where he matriculated two graduate degrees from Hawaii Pacific University- a Masters of Science in Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration.  He is IBM’s Senior State Executive in Hawaii and responsible for IBM Technology Zone- a global hybrid cloud infrastructure supporting IBM’s worldwide technical go-to-market teams and partner ecosystem.
 
James has other business interests and, as a licensed captain, runs fishing charters out of Kewalo Basin on Whipsaw Sportfishing.  He also has a social media company- Social Strategy Pros assisting small businesses with their social engagement strategies.
 
He is a long time Rotarian moving over from the Rotary Club of Honolulu where he served as Director of Youth Services.  He is the President and Founder of Fund a Future, Inc., a small non-profit focused on serving underprivileged youth.
 
In his copious amounts of free time, he enjoys surfing, spearfishing, and sailing.  He resides in Pauoa Valley with his wife Linda, his youngest daughter Faith, two dogs- Adobo and Ponzu, and four koi.  He also has an older daughter and two grandchildren that live in Cocoa Beach, Florida. 
 

Valerie Roberts

14 April 2022
 
Lived in Hawaii for 21 years. Family is from Hawaii butT raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in Newark California. 
Moved to Hawaii in 2001 to attend UH Manoa in Nutrition and worked at Kaiser Moanalua hospital.
 
Worked in Hawaii for many different nutrition jobs as a Public Health Nutritionist for the state, a clinical dietitian for Kaiser hospital and Arcadia community services, a Research chef, a community nutritionist at Waikiki health and for Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Lived in England in 2011 and attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London and met husband Jeremy.

In 2018 became self employed and converted family home into a state licensed adult residential care home called Manoa Senior Living.