Advisory Board Hawaii

Noa Emmett Aluli lives on Moloka'i and is the Medical Executive Director of the Moloka'i General Hospital.

Stanford S. Carr is president of Stanford Carr Development, which has created homes for nearly 4,000 households on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, winning dozens of Hawaii and National building awards since its founding in 1990.


Kā'eo is Vice President of Community Engagement & Resources at Kamehameha Schools. His group oversees Kamehameha Schools’ community-facing resources and initiatives in nine regions statewide, leading both ʻāina and educational portfolios in an effort to unify and elevate people, programs, and lands for more effectiveness and impact.

Bob Hines is retired and lives in Honolulu with his wife, Catherine Ngo, who is the President of Central Pacific Bank. Bob spent 20 years in Silicon Valley prior to relocating to Oahu. He served as General Counsel and Senior Lobbyist at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), a progressive business trade association representing the largest high tech and clean tech corporations in California. 

Chris Hochuli is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill. He specializes in long-term portfolio and liability management, identifying and reviewing the investment managers used by the group. Chris has 25 years of experience advising high net worth clients. He joined Merrill in 1996, coming from Bank of America Honolulu. Chris holds a B.A. in Finance from Boston College and is a portfolio manager in the Merrill Personal Investment Advisory (PIA) program. He was selected as a “Best in State Wealth Advisor” by Forbes in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Chris is a board member with Na Kama Kai Organization as well as an advisory board member with The Trust for Public Lands Hawaii. With emeritus status he is committed to the Honolulu Waldorf School where he served as president and on the board for 17 years.

Steve Kelly is Vice President with the James Campbell Company LLC, a Hawai‘i-based diversified real estate investment company with over $3.2 billion in assets held nationwide. He is responsible for a wide variety of investment activities including overseeing a 2,600-acre portfolio which includes the City of Kapolei, a master planned city center at the heart of the fastest growing and most dynamic region in the State of Hawai‘i.

Mark Linscott has 25 years' experience in healthcare and integrating new technologies into operations, providing project management and planning. As the former Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Deployment for Kaiser Permanente, Mark provided leadership, business and Information Technology (IT) acumen, management of the region's strategic direction and ancillary services. His leadership enabled Kaiser to improve process performance, quality of care, patient safety and members' experience. Mark is currently the Director of Patient Access and Operations at Kāhi Mōhala.

In her role as Project Manager III with Young Brothers, Earlynne will establish a Project Management Office (PMO).  As the head of the PMO, Earlynne will work closely with the recently established Portfolio Steering Committee (PSC) and the Change Advisory Board (CAB) to implement the Leadership Team’s strategic vision by prioritizing and executing projects that align with YB’s Strategic Plan.

As COO, Kurt leads a diverse management team that works with the Lānaʻi community to plan and implement sus-tainable commerce, energy, conservation, health care, housing, education and hospitality initiatives.  As the third generation of his family born and raised on Lānaʻi, Kurt has a strong connection to Lānaʻi and to ensuring that the sustainable development of the island maintains the integrity of local values and traditions.

Mino was born on Maui and raised Upcountry. She graduated from Seabury Hall before going on to receive a BA in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Licensed since 2001, she’s been with Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s Upcountry office since 2007.

John Meier is retired and lives on Maui.  He and his wife Melissa are avid hikers, and have logged over 6,500 miles trekking across Hawaii, the continental U.S., and beyond since 2017.  They are “land for people” advocates with a passion for increasing public access and adding hiking trails to public lands. John and Melissa enjoy outdoor volunteer opportunities, and frequently volunteer their time maintaining the Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve.  Prior to retirement, John worked as a software engineer.  He spent his early years working at Apple when it was still a small company, and was later involved with several software startups.  John is named as inventor on 15 U.S. patents.

Catherine Ngo is the President of Central Pacific Bank, since 2015. With over 25 years of executive experience in the financial services and private equity industries, Catherine joined Central Pacific Bank (CPB) in November 2010 as EVP.

(Emeritus Board Member)

Edmund C. Olson is the Chairman of A-American Storage Management Co., Inc., the 7th largest self storage company in the country.

Blake Oshiro has a multi-faceted and deep understanding of public policy and politcs. He served in the State of Hawaii House of Representatives for eleven years where he was Majority Floor Leader, Majority Leader and served as Speaker Pro Tempore for the 2007 Second Special Session, serving in various leadership capacities early in his tenure. He also chaired or led committees relating to the environment, land use, labor, and criminal and constitutional law.

Jeff Overton is a principal planner who oversees G70’s work on master plans, site selection studies, urban design plans, environmental impact studies and land use entitlements for private developments and government projects. Jeff specializes in gaining land use permitting approvals for a wide range of projects, many of which face challenging environmental and community issues.

Mahina Paishon-Duarte currently serves as head of school for Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School, serving youth in grades K-12 in Waimea, Hawaii with programs across five islands. Mahina is a social entrepreneur who has worked in a number of educational and cultural organizations.

Brad Punu is a senior executive with Anatha, a startup blockchain software and services firm serving enterprise clients and focused on applying the technology to solve big global problems. Previously he was Director of Small Business Banking at American Savings Bank in Hawaii and other recent positions include Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Energy Excelerator (now Elemental Excelerator) and Business Development and Finance for the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning infrastructure project.

Kirstin Punu leads AES Distributed Energy’s community engagement & strategic partnership efforts for their Hawaii solar + storage projects. She graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with a Master in Urban Planning degree and a concentration in real estate finance and development and also earned a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.

Race Randle serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Retail & Place for Lendlease Americas. In this role, Race is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy and business plan for Lendlease’s Integrated Ground Plane across various districts in Silicon Valley, California. Prior to his current role, Race oversaw the planning and redevelopment efforts of Ward Village, a 60-acre urban master planned community in Kaka'ako and managed the development of master planned communities in Hawaii for Forest City and Castle & Cooke Homes. He has served on the boards of the YMCA of Honolulu, Hawaii's High Technology Development Corporation, and The Hawaii Architectural Foundation. Race also served on the management committee for the Hawaii chapter of the Urban Land Institute.

Thomas Reeve is Chair of Trust for Public Land's National Leadership Council, sits on its National Board of Directors and is the former Chair of its Washington State Advisory Board.

Ka‘iulani Sodaro is Senior Vice President with Howard Hughes Corporation at Ward Village. She oversees strategic forward planning efforts, regulatory agency coordination, infrastructure development, community engagement and government relations at Ward Village. From new town and commercial projects to multimillion dollar renovations of resort properties and sustainability planning, she has more than 20 years of experience in real estate development. She has worked for The Resort Group, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kamehameha Schools, Maui Land & Pineapple and Hiltons Hotels.

Sharon “Sammie” Stanbro is an educator and farmer, growing organic coffee in Holualoa on Hawai’i Island.

Jan Naoe Sullivan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Oceanit. She oversees Oceanit’s diverse span of operations that range from cutting-edge research and development in their high-tech labs in Honolulu, to scale-up manufacturing at their facilities in Houston and project execution in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and India. Jan is also the Managing Partner of T&S Properties, a family office real estate investment company. She oversees a portfolio of commercial real estate assets located in California, Colorado and Hawaii.