Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee members are comprised of residents of Oahu. They represent not only the communities that they live in, but also the visitor industry, different business sectors, community and non profit organizations. They guided and developed suggested actions for Oahu’s Destination Management Action Plan.

Oahu Steering Committee Members for Oahu Destination Management Action Plan

Paula Akana
Executive Director
Iolani Palace

Jamie Barut
VP of Operations
Polynesian Adventure Tours

Adam Borrello
Executive Director
North Shore Community Land Trust

Kevin Chang
Kuaaina Ulu Auamo (KUA)

Walea Constantinau
Oahu Film Commissioner             
C&C of HNL-Film Office

Amanda Corby Noguchi
Pili Group

Rick Egged
Executive Director   
Waikiki Improvement Association

Chenoa Farnsworth 
Managing Partner  
Blue Startups

Joe Ibarra 
General Manager  
The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Laura Kaakua**
First Deputy Director 
State of Hawaii - Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Joseph Lapilio
President & CEO 
Waianae Economic Development Council

Elissa Lines  
Executive Director  
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Bob Masuda*  
Deputy Director
State of Hawaii - Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

June Matsumoto 
VP, Sales 
Pacific Island Institute

Sherry Menor-McNamara
Hawaii Tourism Authority Board Member
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Maile Meyer
Na Mea Hawaii

John Morgan
Kualoa Ranch

Sweetie Nelson
Director of Destination Marketing  
Koolina Resort Association

Kealii Pang  
Oahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Benjamin Rafter 
Hawaii Tourism Authority Board Member 
Springboard Hospitality

Noelani Schilling-Wheeler
Executive Director
Oahu Visitors Bureau

Laura Thielen 
C&C of HNL-Department of Parks and Recreation

Sunshine Topping
Workforce Development Council Member
VP of Human Resources, Hawai‘i Pacific Health

Ulalia Woodside
Executive Director
Nature Conservancy of Hawaii

*Steering Committee member as of Summer 2021, but no longer serving on the Committee.

**Steering Committee member as of January 2023.

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