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HART  Board of Directors

Damien Kim, Chair

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Damien Kim is business manager and financial secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186, where he manages more than $500 million in trust fund money for the IBEW. He has an associate's degree from Honolulu Community College and has been a licensed journeyman electrician for more than 20 years.His second term on the Board of Directors will run for five years beginning July 1, 2014.

Terrence Lee, Vice-Chair

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Terrence Lee is a partner in the law firm Sullivan Meheula Lee with substantial experience in all aspects of investment and development projects. Terrence has also co-founded several successful businesses in Hawaii. He currently serves as a director of several large Hawaii companies, including Gentry Pacific, Inc. (land ownership and investments) and Roy's Holdings, Inc. His term on the Board of Directors will run for five years beginning July 1, 2015.

  

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John Henry Felix has had a five-decade career in business, government, labor-management relations, community service, diplomacy and education.  He has led a number of organizations as a volunteer such as the Red Cross, March of Dimes, and the Salk Institute.  His broad government experience includes 16 years on the Honolulu City Council, chairmanship of various City commissions, as well as service in the U.S. Army.  He currently serves as the Executive Chairman, COO and CFO of Hawaii Medical Assurance Association. Mr. Felix holds a bachelors degree from Cal Western University, two M.A. degrees from Oxford University (Harris Manchester College), where he was also appointed to the university’s business faculty, as well as a PhD from Walden University in Public Policy and Administration.  He has a five-year term on the Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2016.

 

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Ford Fuchigami is the director of the State Department of Transportation and serves as an ex-officio, voting member of the board of directors.   

 

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Terri Fujii, Audit Partner at CW Associates, CPAs, has over 27 years of public accounting experience, including ten years in the healthcare consulting practice of Ernst & Young during which she led audit engagements in the healthcare, nonprofit, education, retail, airlines, hospitality, and government industries, including their employee benefit plans. She also led internal audit engagements assisting clients with regulatory and compliance matters. She has a Master's of Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii. Terri is a past President of the Healthcare Financial Management Association - Hawaii Chapter, HSCPA, Accounting & Finance Women's Alliance - Hawaii Chapter, and Easter Seals Hawaii. She continues to serve Hawaii's finest nonprofit organizations.  Her term expires June 30, 2018.

 

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William "Buzz" Hong is the former executive director of the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council.  Hong earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and an associate's degree in police science from Chaminade University.  He has a three-year term on the board of directors beginning July 1, 2011. His second term on the Board of Directors will run for five years beginning July 1, 2014.        

 

 

Colbert Matsumoto is the president of Island Holdings, Inc., a Hawaii-based corporate holding company with insurance, real estate, information technology and private equity investments. He previously was a practicing attorney over twenty years during which he was appointed by the probate court as its master for Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate. In that role he made substantive recommendations to the court that led to major governance reforms at the trust. Matsumoto currently volunteers as a trustee of the Hawaii Employees Retirement System where he had an active role in instituting reforms to strengthen the financial integrity of that pension plan. Throughout his professional career Matsumoto has volunteered in leadership and fundraising roles with many community non-profit organizations. His term expires on June 30, 2020.

 

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Glenn M. Nohara, holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii Manoa.  During his 40-plus year career, most of which was spent at Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. and Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc., Mr. Nohara has earned a broad base of construction experience.  After retiring as President & COO of Koga Engineering in 2010, he remained with the organization as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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