The Search Committee was formed at the Board of Education's ("Board's) December 20, 2016 general business meeting and was tasked with conducting the search for a Superintendent.  The Search Committee is a permitted interaction group, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 92-2(b)(1).

Lance A. Mizumoto |
Lance A. Mizumoto has more than 26 years of banking experience, entirely in the state of Hawaii. He is executive vice president and commercial real estate division manager at First Hawaiian Bank and he serves on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the board of regents at Chaminade University. Board Chairperson 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. Board Chairperson Mizumoto's term runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.
Patricia Bergin | Member
Patricia Bergin, a former teacher and administrator with the Department of Education, has been a member of Hawaii's education community for more than 40 years.  She was the District Superintendent for Hawaii Island for five years before ending her career with the Department as a Migrant Education Program specialist.  She is currently the coordinator for leadership teams of Ka HULI Mua, a consortium of preschool programs on three islands.  She also serves as an adjunct professor at Chaminade University.  Board Member Bergin's current term runs from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Kenneth Uemura | Member

Kenneth Uemura is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience in business and financial management and was named the 2010 Chief Financial Officer of the Year by Pacific Business News as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hawaii Pacific University. He has also held positions as Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Finance at RESCO, INC./Prudential Locations; CFO, Corporate Treasurer, and Secretary at Pomare, Ltd. (Hilo Hattie); Senior Vice President and Controller at C. Brewer and Company, Ltd; executive positions with Jas.W. Glover Holding Co., Ltd. and Persis Corporation; and was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Board Member Uemura has served on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu and was a member of Aloha United Way’s Finance and Investment Committee. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the City and County of Honolulu’s Grants In Aid Commission and is self-employed as a business consultant, providing expertise in corporate turnaround and restructuring, debt restructuring, and business plan execution. He is a public school graduate and received his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. Board Member Uemura's term runs from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.