Board of Directors

Darryl Banks
Board President
Patricia Chaney
Vice President
Patricia Chaney resides in Upcountry Maui and has been a full time Realtor on Maui for over 25 years. She has been associated as a Realtor®, Broker with Island Sotheby’s International Realty since 2004. Patricia grew up on the Island of O'ahu. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) and a Certification in Elementary Education from Gonzaga University, WA, she returned to the Islands. She currently serves Habitat Maui as the liaison to the Board of Directors for the Development Committee.
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Kathleen Ohta
Treasurer
Wendy Fujinaka
Secretary
Wendy is a Project Architect LEED® Accredited Professional with Riecke, Sunnland Kono Architects, and a recent graduate of both the University of Oregon and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her expertise is in lighting and daylighting, with an emphasis on the human health and productivity impacts of interior lighting conditions.
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Linda Axe
Linda Axe is currently the Estate Manager at Aloha Aku Suites in Kihei. Prior to her current position she was in the hotel and lodging profession for 21 years. She is an accomplished cook and donates her skills to various causes. She has been a Hawaii resident for 21 years and has two children, a son who is a sophomore at Maui High School and a daughter who is a freshmen at Norther Arizona University. Cooking and baking are her passions.
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Liam Ball
I was raised in Canada by entrepreneurial parents. My mother opened the first Photographic Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada, and my father was involved in computers when they were giant machines that occupied entire floors of buildings. I was lucky to grow up around art and would spend my after school time doing homework on my mother's art gallery floor surrounded by Edward Weston, Andre Kertesz, and Diane Arbus imagery. On a whim, I decided to learn how to record music and so enrolled in the Recording Engineering program at an Ontario College and this led to my early life career in the music and advertising business. I got to write my first “jingle” when I was 24 and the commercial starred “Bea Arthur” of Golden Girls fame. I went on to write countless scores for TV commercials, short films, and television shows and was nominated for a Gemini award in the category “Best Composer” for my work on the television series “PSI Factor”. I didn’t win, but what can I say, the show was about a giant insect from outer space!! After nearly 10 years in the music business, Maui called my name and I sold everything, bought a Volkswagen Van and drove from Toronto to Seattle Washington where I put my van on a Matson boat and flew to Maui. That was more than 14 years ago and since living on Maui, I have taught piano, recorded music and toured as a backup singer for Keali’i Reichel, studied Hula and Hawaiian language, worked for a Publishing Company, a mortgage lending company, I designed and built several houses, completed an agricultural subdivision and developed a Tea Farm! Now as a licensed Real Estate Broker, I can apply my extensive experience and knowledge of the county’s inner workings, my understanding of mortgage lending, and my love of architecture and farming, and bring these talents and values to the table as your representative so that you will have someone with a diverse and wholistic understanding of all things real estate on this priceless island I call home. Let’s go Look!
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Lisa Carillo
Lisa is a Residential Loan Officer with American Savings Bank and has been in the mortgage industry since 1999. She feels fortunate to have a career that has been so rewarding. She feels honored to be a part of the transaction for many families purchasing or refinancing their first home, second home or investment property. Lisa is a great asset on the Family Selection Committee helping families navigate through the process of homeownership.
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Rev. Florentino Cordova
Adam Durante
Adam Durante provides leadership and support in all phases of construction projects for clients across various industries. He has a B.B.A. in Management and a B.A. in Marketing. He currently chairs the Habitat for Humanity Maui Construction committee and is instrumental in providing support to the Habitat construction team.
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Aaron Fernandez
Aaron Fernandez is the Lāna’i Branch Manager of First Hawaiian Bank (FHB) and is responsible for small business and loan development at FHB as well as overall management of the Lāna’i Branch’s daily activities. He is also serving as the community liaison for First Hawaiian on Lāna’i. He joined First Hawaiian in 2011 as customer service representative at the bank’s University Branch and has been the Lāna’i Branch Manager in Training since 2012. Aaron is very involved in the Lana'i community and enjoys coarching wrestling.
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John Mauri
Alyssa Meyers
Alyssa Meyers is the Kihei Branch Manager at Bank of Hawaii where she has been employed since 2008. Alyssa is a Minnesota native & moved to Maui shortly after graduating from the College of Saint Benedict in Central Minnesota with a B.A. in Business Management. Alyssa feels very fortunate to call Maui home and enjoys supporting the local community by conducting financial literacy presentations & seminars at Elementary, Intermediate & High Schools on island.
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