Our Members

Board Members are volunteers, who serve without pay and are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  A public high school student serves as a non-voting student representative and the senior military commander appoints a non-voting military representative. 

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Bruce Voss  |
Chairperson, At Large

Bruce Voss is a partner with the law firm of Lung Rose Voss & Wagnild, specializing in business, real estate, and employment law and litigation.  He previously worked as a news reporter for Pacific Business News and KHON2 News. He is a graduate of Kalaheo High School and the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Board Member Voss's current term runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.


Kaimana Barcarse | Member, Hawaiʻi County

Damien “Kaimana” Barcarse currently serves as the West Hawaiʻi regional director for Kamehameha Schools and is also a DJ and program producer of Alana I Kai Hikina, a radio show which broadcasts entirely in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi on KWXX-FM. He has over 18 years of experience in education, including formerly serving as a Hawaiian cultural-based education department director for Kamehameha Schools, an ʻāina-based education department coordinator for Kamehameha Schools, and staff lecturer of ethno-zoology and voyaging & navigation for Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. His experience also includes serving as the director of the exploration sciences and voyaging department at ʻAha Pūnana Leo, apprentice navigator on the Hōkūleʻa, captain on Hōkūalakaʻi, member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and providing financial planning and consulting services at Primerica Financial Services. Board Member Barcarse has developed and instructed culture-based photography and video production classes, produced international and multi-lingual radio programming, and worked to develop the Indigenous Rights Radio program with the non-profit organization Cultural Survival. Board Member Barcarse received a Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies and a Master of Arts in Hawaiian Language and Literature from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Board Member Barcarse’s term runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.

Shanty Asher  | Member, City and County of Honolulu 

Shanty Asher 
graduated from Malem Elementary School, Kosrae High School, received both her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law and Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and earned her Juris Doctor (JD) law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She has been serving alongside Micronesian community leaders, representing needs on boards and task forces to mitigate the healthcare, social, political, educational, and economic sufferings of the FSM and COFA community in Hawaii.

Board Member Asher currently serves as the Pacific Islander Liaison Officer for the City and County of Honolulu after serving as an Education Law Specialist at Pacific Resources for Education & Learning (PREL). Board Member Asher is also serving on the FSM COVID-19 Task Force USA, Board Member for the Legal Clinic in Hawaii and the National Asia Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association, and serving as President of the Kosrae Women Association. Board Member Asher's term runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. 

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William "Bill" Arakaki | Member, Kauai County

William Arakaki is a retired educator who served the Hawaii State Department of Education for 40 years. He began as the Special Motivation teacher at Waipahu High School in September of 1980 then moved to Kauai to teach at Kauai High and Intermediate School in September of 1988. After becoming certified in school administration in 1993, Board Member Arakaki served as the Interim Vice Principal of Wilcox Elementary, Vice Principal of Kapaa High School, Vice Principal of Kapaa Middle School and the Principal of Waimea High School from 1998 through 2006. Board Member Arakaki became the Kauai Complex Area Superintendent in 2006 and retired on June 30, 2020. 

Board Member Arakaki has received the Kauai District Secondary Education Excellence Award in 2005 and the Kauai District Secondary Principal of the Year in 2001. School awards under his leadership include the Hawaii State Secondary Blue Ribbon School of the Year, Hawaii Governor’s Team of the Year Award, and Department of Education Team Excellence Award. Board Member Arakaki Arakaki received his Bachelors of Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1979. Board Member Arakaki's term runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

Lynn Fallin | Member, At Large
Lynn Fallin was appointed as Deputy Director for Behavioral Health of the Department of Health by Governor Neil Abercrombie in 2011, where she served in her role from 2011 to 2018. Prior to this role, she served as the Executive Director of the Hookakoo Corporation from 2003 to 2010; as the Special Assistant on Children and Families for the State of Hawaii from 1999 to 2002; and as the Executive Director of the Oregon Commission on Children and Families from 1995 to 1998. Board Member Fallin has senior-level policy and administrative leadership and has served on a number of local and national boards and commissions. Board Member Fallin received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Oregon and a Senior Management Certificate from Duke University. Board Member Fallin's term runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. 

Ken Kuraya | Member, At Large

Ken Kuraya is being appointed to complete the three-year term of Catherine Payne’s at-large seat, which began on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2024. Payne declined to continue in the position following the current legislative session. Payne will serve until June 30, 2022 and Kuraya will start July 1, 2022.

Kuraya is an educator who served for 40 years in various roles within the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) from the classroom to the administration. He has extensive experience in budgeting and expenditures, having planned and implemented processes and procedures to allocate and monitor over $1.8 billion to schools, complexes, districts and offices within the HIDOE. Kuraya earned a B.A. from Hawaiʻi Pacific University in Western History and Eastern Political Science and received a Secondary School Teacher Certificate and School Administrator Certification from the University of Hawaiʻi. Board Member Kuraya's term runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

“’A ‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia – “No task is too big when done together by all,” said Kuraya.

Makana McClellan | Member, City and County of Honolulu
Makana McClellan is being appointed to the City and County of Honolulu seat for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025. She will fill the position currently held by Kenneth Uemura, who will complete his term on June 30, 2022.

McClellan is the director of business development and community relations at Shriners Children’s Hawai’i. Prior to this, she served as the public information officer at The Queen’s Health Systems. She is a dedicated community volunteer, having served in leadership roles within various organizations like the Aloha Festivals, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors for MasterCare, and is a coveted communications and political strategist. McClellan was recognized by Pacific Business News as an influential woman in the Hawaii business community through their Women Who Mean Business award. A graduate of the Kamehameha Schools - Kapālama, McClellan earned a BA in journalism from Hawaiʻi Pacific University and a MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and is a mother to three school-aged keiki. Board Member McClellan's term runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.

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Lauren Moriarty | Member, City and County of Honolulu

Lauren Moriarty served for almost three decades as a career U.S. diplomat, including as a U.S. Ambassador and senior coordinator for U.S. economic relations with the Asia-Pacific region.  She was later Dean of Academics at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  Board Member Moriarty serves on non-profit boards related to education and international affairs, including in Hawaiʻi and previously as a member of the boards of a Beijing school and Taipei youth organization.  She has been a volunteer teacher of religious education and of English language.  Board Member Moriarty earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi, Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and, in 2018, Master of Arts in Teaching from Chaminade University of Honolulu.  Daughter of the first person from Maui to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Board Member Moriarty, then a military dependent, lived in five countries and five U.S. states during her K-12 years. She was a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s highest award for leadership and mentoring.  Board Member Moriarty’s term runs from May 6, 2022 through June 30, 2024. 


Christine "Kili" Namauʻu  | Member, County of Maui

Christine “Kili” Namauʻu has been the director of Pūnana Leo o Maui for the past 24 years. She has extensive experience fostering community partnerships with a wide variety of organizations such as Nā Pua Noʻeau, Maui Fair, Nā Leo Kākoʻo o Maui, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, XTERRA World Championships, and National Geographic. Board Member Namauʻu is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (“NAEYC”), the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, and the Hawaiian Agencies and Organizations of Maui (“HAO”). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and her Masters of Education, with an emphasis on early education, from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Board Member Namauʻu’s term runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

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Maverick Yasuda | Student Representative (2022-2023) 

Maverick Yasuda is a senior at Waipahu High School, and has been involved in numerous leadership organizations throughout his educational career.  He currently serves as Regional Officer for the Phi Theta Kappa College Honor Society, representing members across Hawaii, Palau, Micronesia, and American Samoa.  Maverick is also the Ivy League Club President and strives to demonstrate both academic and civil excellence in his day to day life.  He is a recipient of the Mufi Hannemann Harvard Book Award and the alternate delegate for the United States Senate Youth Program. In his free time, you can find him outdoors shooting hoops or working to restore the 'aina. Student Representative Yasuda strongly believes in advocating for equitable and accessible educational opportunities for all students. While many challenges may seem insurmountable, consistent efforts will ignite positive change in the world. Maverick is on track to graduate with his Associates in Arts Degree. 

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Colonel Angenene L. Robertson, Air Force  | Military Representative (2021- 2023)

Colonel Angenene L. Robertson is the Director for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. She is the principle advisor to the Commander, United States Indo-Pacific Command in all matters pertaining to military and civilian resource and talent management, manpower requirements, dependent education, quality of life programs, reserve affairs, and military personnel operations and readiness. She leads a team of forty-six military and civilian personnel supporting over 360,000 personnel assigned to the four service components (U.S. Army Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air Force, and Marine Forces Pacific), four direct reporting units and two sub-unified commands (U.S. Forces Japan and U.S. Forces Korea) assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. These units provide security for a free and open Pacific from the California coast to India - an area of responsibility encompassing fifty-two percent of the globe's surface. Prior to assuming this position, she was the Air Mobility Command's Director for Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Colonel Robertson held various assignments in the personnel career field at the base, headquarters and joint levels. She also deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia for Operation SOUTHERN WATCH as the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing Section Commander in 1999 and Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan as the 376th Air Exepeditionary Wing Commander's Action Group/Director of Staff in 2008. 

Colonel Robertson achieved the following educational milestones:  Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina (1995); Master of Public Administration, Troy State University, Shaw AFB, South Carolina (2000); Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (2002); Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence); Master of Science in Leadership Counseling, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2009); and, Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (2016).