(As of January 2022)
Chester E. Hughes is the President. He is currently 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 Assistance 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.
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.
Daniel L. Sison is the Treasurer. He is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii. Retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 1998 as a Major after serving for almost 40 years. Is one of the co-founders of the HPCF serving as the Treasurer since its inception and also co-chairs the Scholarship Committee.
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.
David I. Haverly
Lee D. Donohue is a retired Chief of Police from the Honolulu Police Department. He co-founded the HPCF in 1997 and served as president for 24 years. As of January 1, 2022, he stepped down to a director’s position and is now chairing the Ways & Means Committee. He previously served as the President of Crime Stoppers Honolulu. He founded and is still the president for Kick Start Karate. Is a Director with Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii; Director with McKinley High School Foundation; Director with Honolulu Firefighters Foundation; and the President for American Karate Kai.
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.
Dave Kajihiro is the Complex Director of Safety & Security for Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts. He 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. Is a Director with the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association and Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association.
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.
Duane R. Miyashiro is a partner of Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP where he concentrates his law practice on general civil and commercial litigation. He served as a patrol officer in the Honolulu Police Department before attending law school. Duane is also on the board of The 200 Club and volunteers as a member of the Honolulu Liquor Commission.
Dr. Edison Miyawaki is the pioneering president, chairman and CEO of Family Health I and II, which operates sub-acute hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Honolulu. Outside Family Health, he is part owner of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. In education and philanthropy, his name is on numerous scholarships, teaching chairs and board rosters. In Edison's own words, he's "for the underdog" — because he was one.
Gary Takata of G.K. Takata & Associates CPA LLP, contributes his 53 years of accounting experience in serving as an HPCF director. He is a graduate of Hilo High School, Honolulu Business College, and the University of Hawai`i. Gary is a member of the Hawai`i Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Hawai`i Association of Public Accountants.
Christy Wada is the Assistant Treasurer. She is currently the accountant for Saint Louis School. She is the former Director of Accounting for INPAC Wealth Solutions and INPAC Alliance. Her 15 years of accounting experience includes positions in the Finance Department for Aloha Airlines and former partner of a local seafood take-out eatery. Raised in Kamuela, she earned a Communications degree from the University of Hawai’i and is presently enrolled in the MBA program at Chaminade University. Her most cherished position is being a mom and personal chauffer for her two sons.
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.