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Lance A. Mizumoto

Chairperson, At Large

Lance A. Mizumoto is President and Chief Banking Officer of Central Pacific Bank. He has more than 26 years of banking experience, entirely in the state of Hawaii. He serves on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the board of regents at Chaminade University. Mizumoto is a graduate of Pearl City High School. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii and his MBA from Chaminade University. Mizumoto's term runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.



Brian J. De Lima

Vice Chairperson, Hawaii County

Brian J. De Lima is an attorney in private practice. He is a former Hawai'i County Council member. DeLima is a graduate of Hilo High School and in 1972 he served as the first Board of Education student member. His daughter, who has special needs, attends Hilo High School. De Lima's current term runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.



Amy Asselbaye

Member, City and County of Honolulu

Amy Asselbaye is the Director of Strategic and Community Development at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and a small business owner. She served as a congressional staffer, including Chief of Staff, to Governor and Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Asselbaye served as school community council chair at Wailupe Elementary School and was a parent representative on the school community council for Aina Haina Elementary School where her three children attended school. Asselbaye's current term runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.



Grant Chun

Grant Y.M. Chun

Member, Maui County

Grant Y.M. Chun is vice president of A&B Properties Inc. and formerly served as managing director of the County of Maui. Chun serves on the board of directors for A Keiki’s Dream, Alexander and Baldwin Foundation, Maui Chinese Cultural Society, Maui Economic Development Board, and Maui Economic Opportunity. He also serves on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America Maui County Council, on the Maui Regional Board of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, and on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council for UH Maui College. Chun earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and public relations from the University of Southern California. He also holds a law degree from the University of California – Hastings College of the Law. Chun's term runs from February 19, 2014 through June 30, 2017.


Maggie Cox

Member, Kauai County

Maggie Cox is a retired Department of Education science teacher and principal who was previously was elected to the Board of Education for two terms. As a board member, she was part of the negotiation team dealing with the management of Hawaii State Teachers Association and Hawaii Government Employees Association. She earned a BA from North Texas State University.  Cox's term runs from July 1, 2015 through June 20, 2018.


Patricia Halagao

Member, At Large

Patricia Halagao is an Associate Professor in Curriculum Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Education. She also serves as the lead in developing educational initiatives for the proposed Obama Presidential Center. She was recently awarded the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. Halagao is helping to coordinate education programming for the Hokulea’s worldwide voyage. She was previously a teacher in the Oakland Public Schools system. Halagao's term runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.



Donald G. Horner

Member, At Large

Donald G. Horner is the retired chairman and CEO of First Hawaiian Bank. He continues to serve as a member of the bank's board, the board of the bank's parent company, and the First Hawaiian Foundation. Horner serves on variety of non-profit boards within the community. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Southern California.  He served in the U.S. Navy; highest rank was Lt. Commander. He is also a licensed pastor.  Horner's term runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.


Hubert Minn

Member, City and County of Honolulu

Hubert P. Minn is a retired administrator for the Department of Education (DOE). He was a mentor for the DOE’s Central District Mentor Program, and is currently Chairman of Ring Officials for the World Boxing Council and North American Boxing Federation. Minn previously served in various capacity's with the former elected board of education including its chairperson in 1978-1979. He was also deputy director for the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Enterprise Services (2007–2009); received the Hawaii Teacher of the Year Award in 1993; Outstanding Teacher for the Cliff Bailey Quality Award, Hawaii Quality Schools Network (2002). Mr. Minn holds a BA from California State University, Northridge. Minn's term runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.



Jim Williams

Member, City and County of Honolulu

Jim Williams is a retired administrator and CEO of the Hawaii Employer-Union Benefits Trust Fund ("EUTF"). He previously served as vice chair of Voyager Public Charter School and president and CEO of Royal State Learning Foundation; interim director and president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association.  He was a teacher at Kauanakakai Elementary School and Molokai High School. Williams' current term runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.


Brennan Lee

Student Representative (2015-2016)

Brennan Lee is a senior at Mililani High School and the public high school student representative for the 2015-2016 school year.  He played soccer, (both AYSO and HYSA), is an accomplished runner, and musician who has played in five honor band groups.

Lee hopes to become a surgeon one day.  To expand on this interest, he currently volunteers at Kaiser Permanente, is a member of the National Student Leadership Conference, and recently attended a medical summer program at the University of California, Berkeley.  Lee will serve a one year term.



Colonel Peter P. Santa Ana

Military Liaison

Colonel Peter P. Santa Ana is currently the Director for Manpower and Personnel at Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.  He supports the 378,000 personnel serving throughout the command’s vast area of responsibility, which includes 36 countries, by leading a diverse team of civilians and both active duty and reserve personnel in executing personnel planning, quality of life programs, and personnel support for ongoing operations and exercises throughout the Pacific region.

Colonel Santa Ana received his commission through the ROTC program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.  A career Force Support officer, he has also served as a senior leader Executive Officer three separate times and at two major command staffs to include the Commander Pacific Air Forces, Commander’s Action Group.  Colonel Santa Ana has deployed to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan supporting Operations DESERT STORM and ENDURING FREEDOM.  He commanded the 5th Mission Support Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota to the 2005 Best Mission Support Squadron in the USAF.  He served on the Joint Staff as a Strategic Planner in the J-5 and developed Strategic Engagement Plans for the Chairman and Vice Chairman.  Col Santa Ana deployed to Afghanistan a second time to author Afghan War assessment reports for the ISAF Commander to inform the President, Congress, NATO, and other heads of state of troop contributing nations about war progress.  The colonel served on the Air Staff working Personnel Readiness systems analysis and writing evaluations, promotions and fitness policy for the Air Force.  Prior to his current assignment at United States Pacific Command, Colonel Santa Ana served as the commander, 6th Mission Support Group, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, where he commanded more than 2,200 people assigned to six squadrons, and supports U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, and 36 other mission partners.