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. 

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.

Earlynne is the Manager of Distributed Energy Resources Operations at Hawaiian Electric Company.  She was born and raised in Hawai‘i.  She attended  Kamehameha Schools and Santa Clara University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics. 

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.

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.

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.

Greg Pietsch is a Managing Member and the acting President of Pietsch Properties, LLC.

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.

Brad Punu is the owner of BJP Consulting, a firm helping connect growth companies with collaborative capital. Previously he was Director of Small Business Banking at American Savings Bank in Hawaii, supporting entrepreneurs and the businesses most in need of early stage help. Brad's recent positions also include Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Energy Excelerator (now Elemental Excelerator) in Hawaii, helping the organization grow from humble local roots into a now-global non-profit incubator for entrepreneurial renewable energy companies looking to change the world.

Race Randle serves as Senior Vice President of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. In this role, he oversees the planning and redevelopment efforts of Ward Village, a 60-acre urban master planned community in Kaka'ako.

Thomas Reeve is Chair of The 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.

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

Gregg Takara is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Senior Investment Consultant and a Certified Investment Management Analyst. Gregg has been a key member of The Island Legacy Group at Morgan Stanley and its predecessor teams since 1999, and handles the team’s estate planning, insurance and philanthropy planning strategies.