Our Board

Jason Okuhama
Jason T. Okuhama has worked his entire professional career in the banking, commercial and consumer lending industry spanning the past 38 years. For the past 19 years he has been self-employed and specializes primarily in USDA Rural Development, US Small Business Administration and USDA Farm Service Agency loan programs. Jason has been the Board President of HACBED for the past 19 years. He currently serves on the Board of the Hawaii Community Development Authority and previously served on the Board of the Aloha Tower Development Corporation. He is also the President of his Condominium Association Board.
Marcus Kawatachi
Marcus Kawatachi has worked almost his entire career at the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission, the agency that enforces the State's antidiscrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing, state services, and public accommodations. He currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission, providing direct supervision to its legal and investigative staff. As a member of the HACBED board Marcus hopes to continue to assist individuals and families in creating opportunities to live their lives as they choose. He is a proud graduate of Princeton University and the William S. Richardson School of Law.
Trina Orimoto
Trina Orimoto is a clinical and research psychologist, specializing in child and adolescent mental health. She is passionate about partnering with and protecting youth and families in local community systems of care.
Miwa Tamanaha
Miwa currently serves as Co-Director of local non-profit Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, where she is blessed to work in the service of rural community leaders advancing their collective and abundant vision for their one hānau (ancestral lands). Previously, she has served environmental and economic justice efforts in non-profit, private and public sectors, including as Executive Director of local non-profit KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance. Miwa received a M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California, and lives with her husband Kamuela and two young children on the Leeward side of the island of Oʻahu.

We mahalo the following former board members for their invaluable guidance and support:

Akoni Akana · David Arakawa · Norm Baker · Darrlyn Bunda · Stacy Helm Crivello · Adrienne Dillard · Rian Dubach · Carol Fukunaga · Puni Kekauoha · Keikialoha Kekipi · Kipukai Kuali`i · Kapio Kukahiko · Amy Luersen · Kukui & Gary Maunakea-Forth · Susie Osborne · Tommy Otake · Stacy Sproat-Beck · Carol Yurth