Board and Leadership

Board Officers

Greg Rice, Chair

Solid Rock Group/Solid Rock Advisors, Founder/Owner

Greg is a Principal and Founder of Solid Rock Group and a real estate professional with more than 45 years of diversified experience. Since founding Solid Rock Advisors in 1991, Greg has the led the firm’s involvement in more than $8 billion in transaction volume, involving nearly 200 properties. Greg has been involved with The Pantry since its beginning in 2003, and serves as Chair.

Gill Berger, President

First Foundation Bank, Consultant

Gill is a consultant with First Foundation Bank and Advisors focusing on family estate planning, commercial banking, wealth management, business structure and multi-generational business transitions. Gill remains active in the Hawaii non-profit community, as well as serving on non-profit boards locally and on the mainland.

Paul Zukunft, Vice President

Paul is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Commandant, with the rank of Admiral, in May 2014.

Larry Kantor, Secretary

Solid Rock Advisors, Director of Real Estate – Hawaii

Larry is a seasoned business leader who brings over 25 years of real estate and diverse hospitality-focused experience to his clients as an advisor and real estate sales agent. Larry has previously served as an officer for a non-profit charitable organization focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

Chris Anjo, Treasurer

Chris is a Vice President of Commercial Banking at First Hawaiian Bank.

Board of Directors

Mike Brock

Executive Director of Ho’ohui

Mike is an executive leader who loves to support organizations who want to build teams and environments that promote health, wellness, and stability. He is not only passionate about systems entrepreneurship and guiding community leaders, but also has over 15 years of non-profit management experience. Some of the areas he is most passionate about building out are strong operational structure, fiscal responsibility, innovation, and scalable growth. 

Darren Ishimura

Hawaiian Electric, Director of Grid Technologies

Darren leads Hawaiian Electric’s technology team responsible for scouting and coordinating the evaluation of innovative technology solutions, through R&D and piloting, that will integrate into its business and provide benefits for its customers. He has over 27 years in the renewable energy and grid technology field. Darren holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is a registered mechanical engineer in the State of Hawai‘i.

Darrah Kauhane 

Executive Director of Project Vision 

Darrah has grown Project Visionfrom a couple dozen staff members, to over 70 statewide. Today, PVH is a holistic care provider, reaching the most vulnerable populations throughout Hawaii, The Pacific, and beyond.

Peter Kang

Developer/Entrepreneur

Peter is a seasoned entrepreneur and business owner, having started and operated restaurants and bars in New York and Seoul, chain of pet care facilities, real estate development and commercial TV production and post production agency. He also worked for a family advertising agency in New York and a family-owned Asian arts and antique dealer.

Lauren S. Nahme

Vice President of Strategy and Transformation at Kamehameha Schools 

Lauren has served in a multitude of roles at Kamehameha Schools,  including director of Strategic Planning and Implementation and as the organization’s controller. Prior to joining Kamehameha, she was chief financial officer for the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Jonathan Steiner

Keith and Polly Steiner Family Foundation, CEO

Jonathan Steiner was a partner at McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon until 2014, when he joined Steiner Family, Ltd. and related family companies to assist in management of the companies’ real estate assets.  He also serves as the CEO of the Keith and Polly Steiner Family Foundation.  He has served on the Board of a number of non-profit organizations and was recently the President of the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Jonathan is married with one child in college. 

Steve Sue

Bizgenics Foundation, Chairman

Steve is a social venturer, primarily in technology-based plays at SaaS Ventures, and Chairman of Bizgenics Foundation, a Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) that specializes in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship programs. His career includes 25 years as a story expert, conceptualist and startup guy in entertainment, hospitality, food service, retail, product and software development. Steve holds a BA in design from UCLA and a JD from UC Berkeley.

Alan Tang

Olomana Loomis ISC, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer

Alan Tang has spent more than four decades helping companies grow. As a strategist, he provides counsel on business development, capital funding, marketing, branding, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, and crisis communications. He is the founder and CEO of Olomana Loomis and he is on the board of ICOM, a global network of independent agencies and serves as its director for the Asia Pacific region. Alan is married with two grown children, one in Hawaii and the other living on the U.S. mainland.

Phyllis Unebasami

Consultant / Retired Educator

Phyllis has served as an educational leader in private and public institutions.  She currently serves as a consultant to various nonprofits and volunteers in community efforts to support our vulnerable families and children. 

Dean Wang

Dean is a partner at Luminate Law where he counsels publicly traded corporations, physician organizations, hospitals, healthcare facilities, public utility companies, telecommunication companies, hedge funds, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, technology start-ups, and closely held companies.  

Paulette Wo

Advocate/Volunteer

Paulette is a lifelong advocate and volunteer in Hawaii, having dedicated her numerous talents and skills to creating a positive impact across multiple industries. She currently focuses her efforts on helping the underprivileged through charities like The Pantry.

Ruthann Yamanaka

Chief People Officer, Outrigger Hospitality Group

Ruthann has been responsible for Outrigger’s human resources function at Outrigger since 2006, with prior work experience at Alexander & Baldwin, Hawaiian Airlines, Bank of Hawai‘i, the Headstart Program, and the Waimānalo Children and Youth Program. She has a degree in biological sciences and a master’s degree in public health. She has been involved in supporting a range of non-profits, having served as President-Girl Scout Council of Hawai‘i; co-founder, Child and Family Service (CFS) Guild; and President-Junior League of Honolulu, while currently serving on the Board of The Variety School of Hawai‘i.

Leadership

Jennine Sullivan

Executive Director of The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together

Jennine is a strategic operations professional with extensive domestic and international experience in developing and growing businesses from the startup through enterprise level. Prior to The Pantry, Jennine was an independent business strategy consultant for mid-stage startups, small businesses and accelerators. She also held senior positions across multiple startups, GE Ventures, and GE. A graduate of Punahou School, Jennine earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Jen Roberts

Volunteer and Distribution Coordinator of The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together

Jen has been volunteering with non-profit organizations since the early 90s including Special Olympics of Hawaii,  Kau Kau Wagon, and Tails of Aloha.  She recently retired from the Honolulu Fire Department after nearly 18 years as a Firefighter / EMT.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors at her condo association, and has been President of an all women’s motorcycle club for over 20 years. 

Board of Advisors

Candis Chang

Word of Life, Executive Administrator

Candis is the Assistant Pastor and Executive Administrator at Word of Life Christian Center for 27 years. In addition to serving on the board at The Pantry, she also serves as a board director on Word of Life Church Plants.

Craig Chong

Fresh Leadership, President & Founder

Craig is a trusted strategic advisor and executive coach working with visionary leaders and teams to build on big ideas that have an extraordinary impact and achieves exponential success.

Francis Oda

Owner/Founder/Chairman of G70 International Architecture and Design firm

Francis Oda is Chair of G70, a Hawaii design firm and serves as past senior pastor of New Life Church Honolulu.

Jesse Smith

McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, Partner

Jesse is a partner at McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP in the firm’s litigation department. Jesse is a civil trial attorney whose practice focuses on a diverse client group involved in local, international, and cross-border disputes.

Joyce Timpson

Ocean Blue Hawaii, Director of Strategy

 

Joyce is a key figure in Hawaii’s marketing and advertising industry, having built campaigns from the ground up for more than 70 real estate projects. In 1980, she established Joyce Timpson & Associates and now 39 years later, collaborated with Japanese conglomerate Takami Holdings Ltd to create Ocean Blue Hawaii + Japan.

May C. Wang, MA, MPH, DrPH

M. Pia Chaparro, PhD, MS

 

Valerie Wang

Entrepreneur/Kaiser Permanente, Senior Manager

Valerie is a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in start-ups, business development, marketing and management. She currently oversees sales and account management for the PEO and multi-state lines of businesses at Kaiser Permanente. She was a founding member of Makai HR, a boutique professional employer organization based in Hawaii, where she served as its president for two and a half years. Valerie is a member of Rotary International and volunteers with the Hawaii Innocence Project. She also serves on the board of the Bizgenics Foundation.

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