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Meet Our Board of Trustees

Chairman
John P. Bunnell, D.D.S.
Dr. Bunnell was born and raised in San Rafael, California. He went to high school at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and then went on to the University of San Francisco receiving a B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Bunnell attended University of the Pacific School of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Since 1997, Dr. Bunnell has had a full time clinical dental practice in Kona. He is an active member of the community, involved with Rotary Club of Kona Mauka and the Hawaii County Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Dani and son, Kaikea and is an avid surfer, hunter and fisherman.

Vice Chair
Judi Nakamaru
Retired Dental Hygienist
Judi was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania graduating from Liberty High School. She attended Temple University School of Dental Hygiene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she met her husband, Dr. Kent Nakamaru. They moved to Kealakekua, Hawaii in 1967 where she helped him set up the fourth dental practice in the community below the Kona Community Hospital. For a time she worked as the first private practice dental hygienist in West Hawaii. Judi served on the Kona Community Chorus Board and then on the Kona Association for the Performing Arts board as a director and Vice President, on the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Ka Makani Boosters Board keeping track of the athlete’s varsity letters for fifteen years. At one time she held four International Game Fish Association world record marlin, ahi and aku records. She enjoys traveling, flower arranging, singing, reading, fishing and spending time with her four children and grandchildren.

Treasurer
Reba Mae Silva
Owner/Broker of Reba-Mae Silva Realty LLC
Reba was born and raised on the Big Island and has lived here all her life. She graduated from Konawaena High School. Reba worked for First Hawaiian Bank for 20 years and retired as Operations Supervisor/Manager at the Kailua Kona Branch. She’s a former member of the American Professional Business Women’s Organization and a five year board member of the Hawaii Housing Authority. She has managed Power Self Storage Kuakini for the last six years. Reba spends her free time on the softball field with the Makule Man’s league, on the tennis court with her twin sister Renee Ota, and with her two Rottweiler dogs.


Secretary
Patricia “Pat” Clark
Pat joins the Board of Trustees with 20 plus years of medical practice management experience in Kona. She was instrumental in the development of a Kona owned and operated hospitalist program at Kona Community Hospital. She owns and operates a medical billing service contracting with varied medical disciplines including Primary Care-Internal Medicine, Urology, General Surgery, and Pediatric Hospitalists. Prior to our Board of Trustees, Ms. Clark served on the Board of Directors of Kamehameha Schools Association of Teachers & Parents of West Hawaii, fulfilling the positions of Secretary and President.


Trustee
Gregory Chun, Ph.D.
Consultant, Awa Kele
Raised in Hawai’i, Greg attended Kamehameha Schools and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He serves as Director for the Hawai’i Community Federal Credit Union, Chairs the Neighborhood Place of Kona Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee of the Hawai’i Island Economic Development Board, member of the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, the Hawai’i Community Foundation West Hawai’i Fund, 3rd Vice President of the Hawai’i Leeward Planning Conference, Trustee for the Historic Hawai’i Foundation, and Trustee for the Kona Hospital Foundation. Greg enjoys time with his family, ocean activities and learning about traditional Hawaiian knowledge and cultural practices.

Trustee
Jason "Ikaika" Hauanio
Vice-President and Associate Resident Director Merrill Lynch, Kona
Jason “Ikaika” Hauanio is a Vice-President and Associate Resident Director of the Kona office of Merrill Lynch. Ikaika advises clients on wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer through the creation of individually customized wealth management strategies. He started his career with Merrill Lynch in Honolulu and moved to Kona in 1998. Ikaika received his BBA and MBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He also holds the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), and the Merrill Lynch internal designation of CFM. Ikaika has been the past-president of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka, past member of the NELHA board, and past member of the West Hawaii Advisory Committee. He is currently an Innovations Public Charter School Foundation Board member, Queen Liliuokalani Trust Advisory Committee Member and has been a member of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce since 2000. He enjoys all types of ocean activities and spending time with his wife, Billie and three children.

Trustee
Donna Hiranaka
Donna was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin and has been a Kona resident since 1979. She is community minded and has been involved in many non-profit organizations and served on many boards throughout the years. She is actively involved in Rotary International and currently serves as the Assistant District Governor for Hawaii West. As a member of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka (past president), she participates in many community projects and helps to raise funds for local and global projects, including scholarships for our Kona graduating seniors. She is the Marketing Director for her husband’s medical practice and coordinator of the Hawaii Interactive Peer Practicum; a study club for the continuing education of many top practitioners in the local dental community. Prior to joining her husband’s practice she was employed at Honaunau School for 22 years as the Parent Community Networking Coordinator and Primary School Adjustment Project coordinator.
Donna enjoys traveling, bicycling, reading, paddle surfing, and hiking with her husband and family.


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