Board of Directors

Darryl Banks
Board President
BanksPacific Construction
Adam Durante
Vice President
Bowers Development LLC
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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Kathleen Ohta
Treasurer
Fusato CPA
Rev. Florentino Cordova
Secretary
I'ao United Church of Christ
Russell Adkins
CFO, Maui Brewing Company
Linda Axe
Estate Manager, Aloha Aku Inn
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
Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate
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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Sayble Bissen
Maui Electric Company
Alyssa Cohen
Branch Manager Bank of Hawaii
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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Aaron Fernandez
Branch Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
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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Kathy Kaaa
Retired
Logan McBarnett
Army Veteran and current student
Joanne Stevensen
Joanne is a personal business banker at First Hawaiian Bank.
Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor is the Director of Operations at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea.