President – Dee Dee Letts, President, Resolutions Hawaii
Vice President – Piia Aarma, Owner, Pineapple Tweed PR & Marketing
Treasurer – Ryan Churchill, Vice President, Pacific Rim Land, Inc.
Secretary – Noriko Harimoto, Public Relations Manager, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Past President – Stephen K. Rodgers, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President, Bank of Hawaii
Rian Dubach, Vice President, Corporate Banking, American Savings Bank
G. Robert Johnston, President/CEO, Hawaii Pacific Solar LLC.
Michele Loudermilk, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Alexander & Baldwin, LLC.
McKibbin Mist, Purchasing and Contracts Manager, Gentry Homes Ltd.
Julie Rogers, Volunteer Philanthropist, Blue Planet Foundation
Randall F. Sakumoto, Esq., Partner, McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP
Susan Yamada, Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE)
Andrew Yani, Principal, Bonterra Solar
Hawaii Nature Center Staff
Jeeyun Lee, Executive Director
Jeeyun Lee has a Bachelor’s Degree in social relations and public policy from Michigan State University (James Madison College) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Monmouth University specializing in international and community development. She has over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector working with our community’s most vulnerable populations including at-risk youth. In her spare time, she enjoys spearfishing, trail running, and volunteering with Mokuleia’s Camp Ikaika, a therapeutic camp for teens who are survivors of cancer.
Pauline Kawamata, Operations and Volunteer Program Manager
Pauline holds an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies; a Professional Diploma in Secondary Education-Social Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Education, Secondary Education-Social Studies from the University of Hawaii.
From 1995 to 2015, Pauline served on the Network of Volunteer Leaders (NOVL) Executive Council and was President in 2004. She is also a member of the Oahu Museum Volunteer Leaders (OMVOL) and is an active advisor and secretary for Sierra Club High School Hikers.
Pauline has been a teacher and curriculum developer for Kailua High School’s Community Quest and Individual Quest Program; a staff advisor for the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Energy Division, and an intern with the Institute for Hawaii History Teachers and Project BEST (Business Encouraging Superior Teaching). She volunteered at the Hawaii Nature Center before becoming the Volunteer Coordinator in 1994. She received her Certificate in Volunteer Management in 2005.
Her recent achievements in volunteer management include the 2008 Volunteer Service Award from the Hawaii Audubon Society, 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, and a 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Contributor of the Year Award from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Savannah Collins, Grant Development Manager
Savannah Collins received her MPA from the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University, specializing in policy analysis and quantitative methods. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. She has finance and budget experience in both the public and private sectors. In her down time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and helping lead a local Girl Scout troop in Manoa.
Punahele Coldwell, Administrative Assistant
Punahele Waiolama received a B.S.B.A. in International Business while utilizing an Athletic Scholarship (Softball) at Hawaii Pacific University. For the past seven years, Puna has worked in the tourism industry and has extensive training in customer relations.
Jamie Nakama, Curriculum Specialist — Jamie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Individualized Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Ecological Anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has over 14 years of experience in environmental education and has developed and implemented hands-on, outdoor science-based programs for students of all ages. She also has extensive experience working with “at-risk” youth, as well as children and adults with developmental challenges. Jamie started as a volunteer teaching docent at the Hawaii Nature Center (HNC) in 2001 and shortly thereafter came on staff as an Environmental Educator. She took on the position of Program Manager in 2008 and currently manages HNC’s education programs on both Oahu and Maui.
Jamie is also a part-time lecturer of anthropology at Kapi`olani Community College for which she has developed a unique curriculum with a place-based and sustainability focus. She is a member of the KCC Sustainability Faculty Senate, the Na Ala Hele Advisory Council (Hawaii’s Trail and Access program) and the Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA). On the side, Jamie is also a professional dancer, capoeira instructor, and loves to travel!