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WHHA Board Of Directors


Mike Kahae Hodson is a native Hawaiian that was raised in Ewa Oʻahu. He moved to Hawaiʻi Island at the age of 16 and has been a resident of Waimea. His grandmother's family Akiona is from the Kona and Kohala regions of Hawaiʻi island. His passion is helping his Hawaiian community thrive in all that they do.

Vice President

Gerald Kahana Kauahi is a descendant of the Kohala Region and with strong roots that tie to Kohala Loko and Kohala Waho. He is a second-generation Waimea Homesteader and also the chair of the Cemetery Division. He strives to make his homeland a better place for his kids and the next generations.


Patricia Kainoa Kamohoalii Hodson descend from the Waimea Kohala and the Waipiʻo Regions, where her family have lived for countless generations. All her family comes from the homestead as she is a third-generation Waimea Homesteader. She is one of the most hardest working woman, always pushing to advance the Hawaiian community.


Charisse Ala was born and raised in Waimea and is a fourth-generation homesteader. She is lessee of the Puʻukapu Agriculture lands and is an accountant by trade. She also runs the membership committee

Director - Agriculture

Oliver Sonny Shimaoka grew up in the Keaukaha Homestead. A military veteran and retired HPD chaplain and New Hope minister. He and his family now reside in Puʻukapu, Waimea homestead and is the chairman of our agriculture division. He believes in self sustainability and operates his own family farm.

Director - Pastoral

Dr. Claren Ku'ulei Kealoha-Beaudet's family hail from the Kohala and Hamakua region of Hawaiʻi Island and she is a second-generation Waimea Homesteader. She is a Psychologist, Clinical Specialist in Waimea and graduated with honors. Having more than 15 years of diverse experiences, especially in clinical psychology. She leads our medical division and health clinic Kipuka O Ke Ola .

Director - Residential

Thalia Nani Lehano is a native of the Waimea Kohala regions, the land of her ancestors. She has been involved in many community organizations and is an avid volunteer with Special Olympics and organizations for disabled kids. She is the chair of the residential Kuhio Village neighborhood watch.

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