About UsOur Board

About UsOur Board

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 support the School President. Board members are 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.

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​Ross Murakami

Chair

KMH LLP

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​Darryl P. Wong

Treasurer / Finance Committee Chair

President, Imperial Associates, Ltd.​

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Mark K. Arimoto

Director, A321 Integration, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

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​Gino Gabrio

Board Affairs Committee Chair

Cades Schutte LLP​

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Alissa Kimura

PTA President

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Thomas S. Kosasa, MD

Capital Campaign Co-Chair

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Perry Martin

President, Maryknoll School

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Katie MacNeil

Group 70 International

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Gordon L.K. Smith

Development Committee

President-Pacific Region, K-Sea Transportation

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​Cori Ching Weston

Senior VP, Bank of Hawaii​

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Alfred M.K. Wong

Development Committee, Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Takushi Wong Lee & Yee (Retired)

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Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong '68

Facilities Committee Chair

Retired Adjutant General, State of Hawaii

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Derrick Wong '68

Alumni Association President

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Stacey Wong

Foundation President/Development Committee Chair

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Ed Yamamura

McDonald's Franchise Owner/Operator, Kapolei, Kapolei West, Nanakuli, Waianae, Wal-Mart Kapolei

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Fr. Gordian J. Carvalho

Pastor, Manoa - Punahou Catholic Community

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Paul Chinen '57

Board Member Emeritus

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Robert Harrison

Board Member Emeritus

President & COO, First Hawaiian Bank​

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Galen Ho '63

Board Member Emeritus

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​Ross Murakami

Chair

KMH LLP

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.




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​Darryl P. Wong

Treasurer / Finance Committee Chair

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.



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Susan Chong Wong '66

Secretary

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.

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Mark K. Arimoto

Director, A321 Integration, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

Mr. Arimoto serves as the Director of A321 Integration for Hawaiian Airlines, which is now in its 87th year of continuous service and is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline.  As Director, Mr. Arimoto is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the integration of Hawaiian’s new fleet of fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo aircraft into the airline, from the design and customization of the aircraft itself, to the training of new crews and personnel, to the regulatory certifications needed to operate the fleet.

Mr. Arimoto joined Hawaiian as its first Assistant General Counsel in 2007 and ultimately served as its Deputy General Counsel until transferring to the Operations Department to oversee the A321 Integration Project in 2015. As Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Arimoto oversaw many of the day-to-day activities of the company’s Legal Department, including domestic and international litigation, transactions, and government regulations. Prior to this, he worked in securities litigation for a large international law firm in Boston, Tokyo, and Los Angeles.  

Mr. Arimoto is a member of the Hawaii, California, and Massachusetts bars.  He is also active in the community and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank and as a member of the Board of Directors of Maryknoll School. He served on the Board of the Aloha Medical Mission and was a member of the Pacific Century Fellows class of 2009 and the HSBA Leadership Institute class of 2012.

Mr. Arimoto graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Biological Anthropology and earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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​Gino Gabrio

Board Affairs Committee 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.



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Alissa Kimura

PTA President

Alissa Lerner Kimura is a Financial Consultant to the Pacific Financial Partners of John Hancock Financial Network. Her overall work is to aid clients and their families in the process of reaching financial goals with strategies of asset accumulation, preservation and transfers of finances, long-term planning, and various operational needs. Ms. Kimura manages over 350 clients and has repeatedly stood out as a top sales agent in the Honolulu branch. In the 2006 she was also selected out of 6,000 professionals working in the retail arm of AXA Financial to attend the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to be certified as an At Retirement Planner. Ms. Kimura joined AXA Advisors in September, 2003 after spending nearly a decade in managerial positions in the institutional sales, marketing, and membership service divisions of the Bank of Hawaii, Morgan Stanley, Hawaii Federal Credit Union, InterIsland Federal Credit Union, and Honolulu City & County EFCU. She feels that Pacific Financial Partners of John Hancock Financial Network’s focus to creating a well-rounded and financially sound community by means of supporting local charitable and philanthropic organizations, as well as developing lasting client relationships, resonates strongly with her personal standards and devotion to community service.

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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.

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Perry Martin

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.

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Katie MacNeil

Group 70 International

Architect Katie MacNeil is a Principal of G70.  Katie is a licensed architect with more than 23 years of experience in planning and architecture work in Hawai‘i and New York.  Her design work involves master planning, architecture, and interior architecture. Her architectural works have spanned multiple project types including healthcare, hospitality, education, housing, worship, performing arts, recreation, and historic preservation; her master planning projects include educational, healthcare and residential plans. She is a passionate proponent for a built environment that delights, one that serves the community and the environment.  She is a LEED accredited professional. Her signature projects include The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center in Kapolei and the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii K-12 Campus. 

Ms. MacNeil is a graduate of University of Notre Dame; upon graduation she returned to her home state and joined the New York City based firm, The Liebman Melting Partnership. Katie moved to Hawaii in 2000 and has been with G70 since, becoming principal of the firm in 2008.  Currently, she serves as the firm’s practice leader for healthcare architecture as well as the firm’s corporate secretary. 

Katie’s commitment to community service is evidenced by her longstanding involvement as a member with the Historic Hawaii Foundation since 2004, having served a six year board term and as President of the Board in 2007.  She is the parent representative to her son’s school, Ka'a'awa Elementary serving on the School Community Council as Council Chair. Active in the AIA, Katie is a former Honolulu board member and the State Council member. 

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Gordon L.K. Smith

Development Committee

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.

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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.

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Alfred M.K. Wong

Development Committee, Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Takushi Wong Lee & Yee (Retired)

Alfred M.K. Wong is retired from the firm of Takushi Wong Lee & Yee Law Corporation in Honolulu. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Al 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 William S. 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.

Al has been a member of the Maryknoll School Board since 1995, serving as board chair for 8 years. He was also co-chair of the capital campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center. Al is married to Laurie Hong Wong. They have two children and four grandchildren.

While attending UC Hastings, Al was the Associate Editor of the Hastings Law Review and was named the Alumnus of the Year in 1997.  Al earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University.

Al has served on the Boards of the Hastings Alumni Association and 1066 Foundation and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2016 from the Hawaii Hastings Alumni Association.

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Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong '68

Facilities Committee Chair

Retired 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.

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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.

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Stacey Wong

Foundation President/Development Committee Chair

For the past 3-1/2 years, Stacey Wong has been a Senior Consultant with BCR Hawaii as well as a mediator, arbitrator and court-appointed Estate Personal Representative.

 

Prior to his current activities, for over 12 years, Mr. Wong was the sole trustee of the Eric A. Knudsen Trust, one of Hawaii’s largest kama’aina family estates. Its 41 properties with its 350 lessees/tenants included a beachfront hotel & condominiums, shopping center, swim & tennis club, restaurants, church & school, cattle & horse ranches, tree farm and a hydroelectric plant.

 

Mr. Wong has additional real estate and finance experience as Director of Development for Castle & Cooke Lanai where he was in charge of island-wide real estate activities. He was also project manager and minority partner in Stark Development Companies, leading the development, financing and construction of One Harbor Drive, a 42-story, twin-tower condominium project overlooking the waterfront in downtown San Diego.

 

He was the owner & largest investor of both Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar, and The Pier Bar at Aloha Tower Marketplace, and a partner & equity investor with Wally Amos in his Uncle Noname’ Cookie Company and The Cookie Kahuna.

 

Mr. Wong was the President of Kimball Resources, Inc., a successful natural gas brokerage firm he co-founded in Houston, TX. He arranged complex gas purchases and transportation in this regulated industry for major clients including Standard Oil, Texas Petroleum, Potlatch, U.S. Steel, National Steel, PP&G, Archer Daniels Midland and Beatrice Foods. He was a regular speaker at industry conferences and an expert witness in a federal gas antitrust case. Prior to founding Kimball Resources, Mr. Wong was an Energy Economist with SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. There he performed inter-fuel competition forecasts for oil, gas & coal, and analyzed the engineering & cost feasibility of alternative energy technologies, including wind, PV & solar thermal, synthetic fuels, geothermal, biomass & OTEC.

 

Stacey Wong graduated with his M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was a U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare Fellow. He also received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Santa Clara. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.

 

Mr. Wong was born and raised in Hawaii, enjoys playing basketball and has attended fantasy camps with Jerry West, Magic Johnson & Rick Barry.

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Ed Yamamura

McDonald's Franchise Owner/Operator, Kapolei, Kapolei West, Nanakuli, Waianae, Wal-Mart Kapolei

Ed Yamamura is a franchise owner/operator, overseeing the operations of 5 McDonald’s locations.  Ed is involved in many regional and national committees and assists with strategic planning for the local market.  Ed became an owner/operator after completing a course in Chicago at Hamburger University.  His first job out of college was an assistant manager at a McDonald’s in Chicago, where he worked for three years.  After 13 years living and working in Chicago, he returned to Hawaii to purchase his first franchise and rejoin the McDonald’s ‘ohana.

After his first job as a manager at McDonald’s, Ed became a Field Supervisor with Airborne Express/DHL.  After 2 years at Airborne Express/DHL, Ed became a Regional Manager for Brinks Inc. where he oversaw the coin wrapping and processing division in the Midwest region, covering 5 states.

Ed is proud to support the local community, where he works with many local organizations including the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club and the Kapolei Rotary.  Mr. Yamamura recently received an award for community involvement in Kapolei.

Ed is an alumnus of Damien Memorial High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago.

When not working, Ed spends time with his wife Shelly and their three sons – Ryan, Ethan, Dylan, and daughter Eiza.  Ed enjoys outdoor activities with family, and volunteering at community events.

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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.

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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.

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Robert Harrison

Board Member Emeritus

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.

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Galen Ho '63

Board Member Emeritus

Galen Ho has an expansive and diverse background and resume, including presidency of BAE SYSTEMS Information and Electronic Systems Integration Sector (IESIS), which employs 9,000 people at 26 sites nationwide.

With many years of defense and aerospace experience, Ho has served in a variety of other leadership positions, including President of the former Lockheed Martin Aerospace Electronics Systems business segment, CEO of Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (U.K.), and President of Lockheed Martin Aerospace Systems Integration Corporation (ASIC). He also spent 22 years with IBM, culminating in positions as Federal Systems Vice President and General Manager, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of ASIC. More recently, Ho served as CEO of CBI Polymers Inc., and is currently running his own consultant business with services for aerospace clients and other related industries.

Before beginning his career in industry, Ho served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and was awarded the Vietnam Combat Services and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medals.