Board of Directors

Marianita Lopez – President and National Board Representative

Barbara Franklin (Hawai‘i Island) – Vice President 

Roger W. Fonseca – Secretary

Rick Schneider – Treasurer

Barbara A. Ankersmit – At-Large

Pamela G. Lichty – At-Large

Ibrahim Aoude

George Atkins

Kevin Block (Maui)

Jeff Hong

Esther Solomon (Kaua‘i)

Misaki Takabayashi

Patrick Y. Taomae

A. Joris Watland

Jackie Young (Equity Officer)

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 <jwisch@acluhawaii.org> along with resume of candidate.


Joshua Wisch – Executive Director

Mateo Caballero – Legal Director

George Cordero – Legal and Legislative Assistant

Kit Grant – Deputy Director

Wookie Kim – Staff Attorney

Rae Shih – Legal Fellow

Tracey Tokuoka – Executive Assistant





(updated January 2017)