Maryknoll School Board
The Maryknoll School Board exists solely to identify and fulfill the mission of the school, plan for its needs, develop policy and select and sustain the School President. Board members are selected volunteers who are responsible for ensuring that the school maintains and develops its financial strength. The Board works hard to preserve the values of the past and at the same time deal with the demands of the present and future for change.
Cori Ching Weston
Senior VP, Bank of Hawaii
Cori Ching Weston is senior vice president and manager of the Investment Services Group Compliance & Risk Management Department at Bank of Hawaii, where she is also chairman of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Act Advisory Committee and a member of the Charitable Foundation Grants Committee. Cori earned her B.A. with high honors in English and American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. She also devotes a tremendous amount of time and energy to other organizations, including Chaminade University, where she is a member of the Board of Regents, member of the Student Affairs Committee and chair of the Mission & Identity Committee; the Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu, where she served as past chairman of the Membership Committee and is a member of the Fellowship Committee; and the Hawaii State Bar Association, for which she serves as treasurer and former president of the HSBA Corporate Counsel Section. She is also a member of Hawaii Women Lawyers. Cori is married to Jeffrey G. Weston, a U.S. Marshal. They have two daughters, Ashley and Taylor.
Maryknoll Foundation Chair
Ross Murakami is a Certified Public Accountant and one of the founding partners of KMH LLP where he currently oversees KMH Solutions, the firm’s business consulting division. Prior to forming KMH, Ross was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience serving clients in a broad range of industries including real estate, construction, retail and wholesale distribution, not-for-profit and insurance. Ross is an active board member and past president of the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America. He also serves as a board member and past president of the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to these organizations, Ross also serves as a member of the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council and as a new board member of the Hawaii Academy of Science. Ross and his wife Dayle have two children.
Darryl P. Wong
President, Imperial Associates, Ltd.
Darryl Wong is the president of Imperial Associates, Ltd., managing real estate investments in Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Darryl attended Maryknoll from 1st through 8th grade and went on to graduate from St. Louis High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Portland in 1977 with a degree in accounting, and from the University of Washington in 1980 with a degree in finance and accounting. In 1982, he obtained his CPA. Darryl became an Eagle Scout under Troop 42 and coaches jumpers in track and field as time permits. A parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, Darryl serves as chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the University of Portland Board of Regents. Darryl and his wife Teresa Brink-Wong have two children, Jenna (Maryknoll Class of 2006) and Jordan.
Board Affairs Chair
Cades Schutte LLP
Gino graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Washington Law Review and was awarded the Carkeek Prize for best student contribution to the review. Gino joined Cades Schutte in 1982 and has been a partner in the Finance and Real Estate Department since 1987. In addition to his service to Maryknoll School, Gino is past chair of Catholic Charities of Hawaii and current director of the Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation; honorary counsel, Hawaii CCIM; and director of Community Helping Schools. He is also the commissioner of the State of Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. Gino is also an avid long distance runner, having completed 15 marathons since 1995. Gino and his wife Christina have been married for 27 years and have three children – Jonathan, Jenna and Jayann.
President & COO, First Hawaiian Bank
Robert “Bob” Harrison is president and chief operating officer at First Hawaiian Bank responsible for Consumer Banking, Marketing, Risk Management, and Trust. Bob joined the bank in 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from UCLA and is a graduate of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Bob’s community involvement beyond Maryknoll School includes serving as president and chairman of Aloha Harvest (a non-profit organization that gathers quality, donated food and delivers it free of charge to social service agencies that feed the hungry of Hawaii) and as a board member for Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (which provides technical and financial assistance for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in Hawaii). A parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, Bob is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church and Chair of the Diocesan Finance Committee. Bob and his wife Lori have three children.
Marlene R. De Costa '66
Director of Real Estate, Roman Catholic Diocese of Hawaii
Marlene earned her B.S. degree in sociology from Seattle University and an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Her business career has spanned over 25 years in commercial property management. Currently she serves as the Asset Services Managing Director for the Hawaii office of CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm. She holds the industry designations of Real Estate Administrator (RPA) and Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and was named as CPM of the Year in 1999. Marlene’s years at Maryknoll instilled a commitment to community service; the school motto, Noblesse Oblige, has been the underlying focus for her community and industry involvement over the years. Marlene currently serves as the chair of the Diocesan Land Asset Management and Acquisition Committee, membership chair of the Kaka’ako Improvement Association, vice chair of the Board of Directors for HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support), member of the Facilities Committee at Chaminade University, and member of the Finance Council at Holy Trinity. Marlene is “luckily married” (as she says) to Thom De Costa. They were blessed to have two sons, Matthew and Todd.
Thomas S. Kosasa, MD
Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Dr. Thomas Kosasa is in private practice in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He is also a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology Division at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Kosasa earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, graduating with distinction in architecture. He earned his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School architecture. He earned his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School and his M.D. from McGill University Medical School in Montreal. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of major. Dr. Kosasa has been an avid aviator since 1963 and holds an airline transport pilot’s license, highest aeronautics rating; he has flown as a pilot for Air Hawaii, Air Molokai, and Air Ambulance. He also has a passion for race cars. Racing honors include 11 first-place finishes in National Hot Road Association New England series, driving a 1965 Corvette, and 10 first-place finishes for the Sport Car Club of America North Atlantic Championship Series, with a 1975 Porsche. He also has participated in Ferrari Club of America racing events. Dr. Kosasa is a member of the State of Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners and serves on the Board of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts. Dr. Kosasa and his wife Mi make their home in Honolulu.
Stanford Lee '75
Facilities Committee Chair and Master Planning Chair
Stanford Lee is a 1975 graduate of Maryknoll School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since 1999, Stanford has been the co-owner of Next Design LLC, a full-service architecture, interior design and planning firm. Award-winning projects include City Hall Auditorium, Office for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the Kaiser Waipio Clinic. Stanford was also responsible for the design of the Maryknoll Community Center, which completed construction in 2009. Stanford recently served as treasurer of the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is currently serving as Director for the State Council of the American Institute of Architects. He is also a member of the Construction Specification Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Stanford has two daughters. In his leisure time, he enjoys golf, swimming and basketball.
President, Maryknoll School
Perry K. Martin has served as President of Maryknoll School since July 1, 2008.
Mr. Martin completed his high school education at Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon where he was a scholar athlete earning varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. He attended Oregon College of Education (Now called Western Oregon State College), in Monmouth, Oregon from 1975 to 1979 completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Oregon College of Education awarded him the title “Outstanding Person in Teacher Education” at graduation. He completed his Master’s Degree in Education and Computer Technology at Western Oregon State College in 1987. Mr. Martin holds a current Oregon teaching license and an Elementary and Secondary Administration License from The College of New Jersey. Mr. Martin hold the rank of Captain in the Civil Air Patrol.
Mr. Martin brings nearly 35 years of educational experience to Maryknoll School, including more than a decade of Catholic school administration and leadership. His noted accomplishments include Head of School at Maryknoll School executing a highly successful on going strategic plan and a 20-year master plan to advance academic performance and to transform the Maryknoll facility. Mr. Martin also lead the re-creation of the Maryknoll Civil Airpatrol Program and was instrumental in creating the new Mandarin ENVOY Program. Mr. Martin has installed a leadership team who are creative visionaries, who set goals and execute the vision. He leads the largest Catholic School in Hawaii.
Prior to Maryknoll, he lead Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Oregon, which was recognized by The Oregonian as the top college prep high school in Oregon. He was also the past Principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School (K-8) in Medford, Oregon where he led school improvement to place Sacred Heart School in the top 10% of recognized private and Catholic Schools. His pastor, the Most Reverend Liam Cary was recently ordained Bishop of Eastern Oregon.
Mr. Martin has held multiple overseas education leadership positions in Dhahran and Ras Tanura (Saudi Arabia) while working with Saudi Arabian International Schools and Aramco Schools. During the initial stages of the first Gulf War he was asked to lead a task force with the Northern Area Aramco Vice President’s team to develop an evacuation plan for employees in the case of an invasion from Iraqi troops from Kuwait. As a civilian, he also housed and cared for four marines during the first Gulf War as facilities in Northern Saudi were initially scarce.
Mr. Martin is highly involved in local community and church leadership. He is currently the Vice President of the HAIS (Hawaii Association of Independent School.) Mr. Martin also is a member of Knight’s of Columbus organization at Sacred Heart’s Church.
Mr. Martin is married to Leann Martin, from Salem Oregon, who is a certified teacher with over 25 years of Catholic Education experience. They have two children, both born in Saudi Arabia. Their daughter Cassandra is married and is employed by Mitsunaga and Associates as a designer and rendering specialist. Their son Jameson is employeed by iHealthHome, a comprehensive in-home monitoring and communication system designed for professional caregivers. Mr. Martin has great respect for the history and traditions of Hawaii and Maryknoll School. He leads an excellent Maryknoll staff working together to develop 21st Century Learner, leaders, and citizens of character.
Owner, McDonald's of Maui
Grelyn Rosario is the owner/operator of the Maui McDonald’s of Dairy Road, Kaahumanu Mall, Kahana, Kahului, Lahaina, Pukalani, Whalers Village and Wal-Mart of Kahului. He serves as the treasurer of the association responsible for the strategic and tactical direction of all McDonald’s in the Hawaii region. He also participates as Hawaii’s representative to the division of McDonald’s Regional Leadership Committee and on the Corporate West Region Technology Board. Grelyn attended Chaminade University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and an MBA. He is active on the Kahului Rotary and Maui United Way, and is a host and speaker for Maui Community College’s Kabatak Conferences for Higher Learning. Grelyn also created a fund in the Philippines to support educational projects, feed needy children and provide necessary materials to upkeep churches in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur. Grelyn and his wife Sheila live with their daughter in Wailuku.
Gordon L.K. Smith
President-Pacific Region, K-Sea Transportation
Gordon Smith has served as President-Pacific Region for K-Sea Transportation since April 2008. He has more than 20 years of experience in project and program management in the maritime industry. Prior to joining K-Sea Transportation, Gordon was President of Smith Maritime, Ltd and Vice President of Sirius Maritime LLC until the acquisition of those companies in August 2007. Gordon graduated from St. Louis High School in 1987 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colorado State University in 1992. He is currently a trustee for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He holds a certificate and license as a commercial helicopter pilot, commercial airplane pilot and 500 G.T. Master of Towing Vessels.
Alfred M.K. Wong
Development Committee Chair, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Takushi Wong Lee & Yee
Alfred M.K. Wong is an attorney of counsel for Takushi Wong Lee & Yee Law Corporation in Honolulu. He graduated from Marquette University and earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he was the Associate Editor of the Hastings Law Review and was named the Alumnus of the Year in 1997. He served as a captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He served on the Board of the Hawaii Bar Association where he chaired numerous Sections, including the Real Property and Financial Services Section. He is a former Chair of the Judicial Selection Commission of the State of Hawaii. Al served as President and Board member of the Waialae Country Club. He is a member of the American Law Institute. Al was an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law teaching real property. Al has been an active member of the community for nearly four decades, holding volunteer leadership positions for numerous organizations including the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Girl Scout Council of Hawaii, Niu Valley Community Association, Friends of the William Richardson Law School and the Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission. He has been a member of the Maryknoll School Board since 1995, serving as board chair for the past six years. He is also co-chair of the capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center. Al is married to Laurie Hong Wong, a graduate of Maryknoll School. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong '68
Adjutant General, State of Hawaii
Major General Darryll Wong ’68 assumed the position of Adjutant General, for the State of Hawaii on January 9, 2011. As State Adjutant General, he oversees the training and readiness of the 5,500 soldiers and airmen of the Hawaii National Guard. He is also the director of State Civil Defense, provides direct support to the Office of Veterans Services, and is the Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor. He was formerly the Chief of Staff, Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) and the Commander, Hawaii Air National Guard. As HIANG Commander, he was also responsible for developing the Hawaii Air National Guard’s strategic and contingency operational plans. He commanded an organization consisting of one of the largest and most diversified Air National Guard Wings with three operational flying squadrons (F-22A, KC-135R and C-17A) and the Hawaii Regional Operations Control Center. General Darryll D. M. Wong received his commission in May 1972 as a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at the University of Hawaii. While on active duty, he flew C-141s worldwide and during the end of the Vietnam War, the closing of United States bases in Thailand, and the baby and refugee airlift as a member of the 53rd Military Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base, California. Darryll joined the Hawaii Air National Guard in November 1984 as a Flight Line Maintenance Officer overseeing F-4 operations and the eventual conversion to the F-15. In 1993, he transferred to the newly formed 203rd Air Refueling Squadron as a Combat Crew Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Flight Commander. He later served as the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron Director of Operations. Before becoming HIANG Chief of Staff and Commander, he served as the Headquarters, Hawaii Air National Guard Director of Operations and project officer for developing C-17A bed down requirements for the Hawaii Air National Guard. Other assignments included the Air National Guard Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He is a Command Pilot and Instructor Pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the C-17, KC-135R, C-141A, T-38, and T-37. He received numerous military awards to include the Legion of Merit. Darryll graduated from Maryknoll School in 1968 (along with his twin brother Derrick) where they both coached volleyball and basketball for over ten years. Darryll and his wife Teresa “Tiki” ’69 have been married for over 30 years and come from families whose siblings graduated from Maryknoll also. They have four children: Tyler ’04, Tasha, Talia, and Taryn.
Derrick Wong '68
Alumni Association President
Derrick Wong ‘68 recently retired as the Air Force’s Deputy Assistant Auditor General for Financial and Systems audits after 37 years of federal service with the Air Force Audit Agency. He was responsible for planning and executing audits of financial management, information systems development, cyber security, and communications programs Air Force-wide. He managed the Agency’s 220-person Directorate at March Air Reserve Base, CA consisting of 4 Divisions and 27 regional/field offices located at Air Force installations throughout the western United States and the Far East. He also chaired the Department of Defense’s Information Technology - Joint Audit Planning Group. He received a number of Air Force and professional awards including Meritorious Civilian Service, and American Society of Military Comptrollers Distinguished Performance (Auditing). Derrick also completed an Air Force military career serving on active duty, in the Guard and Reserves. He retired in 2005 as a Colonel and the Deputy Director for Analysis and Gaming at Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command. He spent most of his career assigned to Headquarters USPACOM working in a variety of positions including finance, logistics and air operations with the command’s Comptroller; Strategic Planning and Policy; and Analysis, Gaming and Simulation offices. Derrick earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii in 1972 and received his commission in May 1973 as a distinguished military graduate from the Air Force ROTC program. He has an MBA from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Derrick is married to Carol Kwak ‘68.
Susan Chong Wong '66
Marketing Committee Chair
Following her graduation from Maryknoll High School in 1966, Susan Chong Wong ’66 earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is currently the business manager for her husband, Calvin Y.H. Wong, MD. In addition to her extensive service to Maryknoll School, Susan is a board member for Na Loio, which provides immigration legal services and advocacy in the public interest for people living in Hawaii, with a particular emphasis on serving poor and low-income immigrants and their families. She also serves on the board of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national organization based in New York that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. Susan and Calvin have four children: Cyrus, Collin, Casey and Christopher.
Fr. Gordian J. Carvalho
Pastor, Manoa - Punahou Catholic Community
Fr. Gordy has been the pastor for the Manoa-Punahou Catholic Community (Sacred Heart and St. Pius X parishes) since 2007. A graduate of St. Joseph High School in Hilo, he earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Portland and held positions at AVCO Financial Services, American Security Bank and Esco Corporation in Portland, OR. Fr. Gordy earned a Master’s of Divinity from St. Patrick’s in Menlo Park, CA and was the first priest to be ordained on the Big Island in Hilo at St. Joseph’s Church on January 5, 1985. He has served as Associated Pastor at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and St. John Apostle & Evangelist, and is the former pastor of St. John the Baptist and St. John Apostle & Evangelist. Fr. Gordy serves on the Presbyteral Council and the Priest Personnel Board for the Diocese of Honolulu.
Paul Chinen '57
Board Member Emeritus
Paul Chinen '57 is the son of Kailua vegetable farmers. While in school, he was a member of Maryknoll’s ROTC and rifle team, as well as the Army Reserve. Paul earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Seattle University and his master’s degree in civil and structural engineering from Iowa State University. He served 31 years of active duty with the US Army Corps of Engineers,including a two-year volunteer stint in Vietnam as a combat engineer;a position at the Pentagon; and command of the North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in New York City. As the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Silver de Fleury Medal, Paul was described using the phrases, “Inspirational leadership…selfless service…a beacon for others to follow…” He retired in 1994 as a brigadier general, the first general of Okinawan ancestry in the US Army. Paul recently retired as vice president the Pacific Region Office of Earth Tech, Inc. He is a former president of the Maryknoll School Alumni Association and was the recipient of the 2007 Alumni Achievement Award. Paul is married to Yvonne Chinen. He has a son, Paul Jr. and a daughter, Kelly.