Board of Directors

Barbara A. Ankersmit – President

Marianita Lopez – Vice President 

Roger W. Fonseca – Secretary

Barbara Franklin (Hawai‘i Island) – Treasurer

Marianita Lopez – National ACLU Board Representative

Pamela G. Lichty – At-Large

Steven H. Levinson – At-Large

Misaki Takabayashi (Hawai‘i Island) – Equity Officer

Ibrahim Aoude

George Atkins

Jeff Hong – National ACLU Board Representative

Andrea Low

Esther Solomon (Kaua‘i)

Patrick Y. Taomae

A. Joris Watland

Jackie Young

Nominees Sought Year-Round for Hawai‘i Board

ACLU of Hawai‘i Nominating Committee (Andrea Low, chair) 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  Vanessa Chong <vchong@acluhawaii.org> along with resume of candidate.


Mateo Caballero – Legal Director

Vanessa Y. Chong – Executive Director

Ainsley Dowling – Legal Fellow

Mandy Finlay – Advocacy Coordinator

Kit Grant – Deputy Director

Tracey Tokuoka – Executive Assistant


(updated July 2015)