Board of Directors

Board Officers for 2020:

President – Marianita Lopez

Vice President – Barbara Franklin

Secretary – Barbara Ankersmit

Treasurer – G. Rick Schneider

At Large – Roger W. Fonseca

At Large – Pamela Lichty

Equity Officer – Esther Solomon


Ibrahim Aoude, George Atkins, Kevin Block, Blayne Higa, Jeffrey Hong, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Stacia Ohira, Briane Kananiu’ilani Souza

Nominees Sought Year-Round for Hawai‘i Board

ACLU of Hawai‘i Nominating Committee year-round seeks candidates statewide to fill future vacancies on our Board of Directors. Nominees of diverse backgrounds are welcome who can be visionary leaders. Prior board experience not required but solid candidates are committed to ACLU mission, collaboration and non-profit excellence.

To increase diversity, we are especially encouraging individuals who best represent youth, ethnic/racial minorities and/or disability communities to be nominated. Send your recommendations – all confidential – to Executive Director  Joshua Wisch along with resume of candidate.


Joshua Wisch – Executive Director

Shayna Lonoaea-Alexander – Field Organizer, Hawai‘i Campaign for Smart Justice

Mateo Caballero – Legal Director

KD Chavez – Development Director

George Cordero – Legal and Legislative Assistant

Monica Espitia – Director, Hawai‘i Campaign for Smart Justice

Mandy Fernandes – Policy Director

Wookie Kim – Staff Attorney

Taylor Mangan – Legal Fellow

Rae Shih – Legal Fellow

Tracey Tokuoka – Director of Operations and Finance

Kathleen Wong – Communications Manager




(updated December 2018)

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