Board of Directors
Elected Board of Directors
Current Position on the Board: 2016 President
Gindi French grew up in Southern California finally settling in the Pasadena area. She began her career working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory while in high school. To facilitate a career in spacecraft & instrumentation engineering, she attended the State of California Polytechnic University, Pomona as a mechanical engineering major. Ten years of engineering work allowed Gindi to work on several spacecrafts and deep sea instruments fulfilling a dream of exploring extreme environments. Strong participation in student and mentoring programs allowed Gindi to find great fulfillment and the new passion of teaching, which she later pursued as a private tutor. Life’s changes brought Gindi to Hawaii where she consulted for the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory. She also became involved in the trades first as the office manager of K M Electrical Services and later as manager and backflow tester at B.J. Genz Plumbing LLC. Despite the great opportunity afforded in the trades, Gindi missed working with students, and so she taught courses in Technical Communication at UH Manoa and then opened Rocket Science Tutoring. She is a member of the Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce, the Honolulu Business Network-East Oahu, the East Honolulu Breakfast Club and other trade and charitable organizations. Gindi lives in Hawai’i Kai with her three children.
Current Position on the Board: 2016 Vice President
Janayhe Self, Her roots run deep into the heart of the Hawaii Kai community. She is an outstanding Mortgage Loan Officer with SecurityNational Mortgage, and is serving her fourth term as the Hawaii Kai Chamber President. Since coming onto the scene in 2010 as Event Chair, and then elected President in 2011, Janayhe has demonstrated true leadership and perseverance, through her amazing energy and focus on implanting new ideas, such as an interactive website for business owners and residents, to promote their products, services and to keep up with the trend and local events. The HKCC is creating an informational hub and a platform for promoting on behalf of the businesses residents and visitors, are just one of her main goals.. If the Chamber can help bring that sense of togetherness and local pride, then their motto, “Together We Achieve So Much More,” rings true.
Board of Directors
TIME is a precious commodity.
Adele Kuge: “As residents on the east side, we would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. Fully bonded and insured, we will expedite the errands which have been eating up your valuable time. As a result, you will alleviate stress for yourself…or for your loved ones. Avoid commuting time…” Impulse buying… Standing in long lines… Avoid road rage… Looking for parking… Wasting gas and energy… This is a healthy start and a win-win situation for us all! Give us a call and try us out. There are no hourly fees. No gas fees. No confusing percentage rates. One flat rate for two errands.
Sandra DaRoza was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in San Francisco, where she attended Skyline College and San Francisco State, majoring in business administration. Her continuing education goal is to obtain an MBA. She danced with The Makalapua Halau in S.F. and has been coming to Hawai’i since she was a child to keep up with the Hawaiian culture and visit family.
Sandra now resides in East Oahu and works for RE/MAX Prestige as a realtor. She has over 25 years of experience in the airline industry with United Airlines. She started a career with Grubb & Ellis, in Commercial Real Estate in 2002. The move to residential real estate was a perfect match due to her customer intuition skills and attention to details. She focuses on clients by building a custom marketing plan to meet their goals & believes that communication is the key to success. Her achievements include the Graduated Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). In Hawaii, only 200 (approx.) realtors hold the SRS designation.
She enjoys community involvement and growing up catholic, has always volunteered for various charities. She volunteers at Kapiolani Children’s Hospital and donates a portion of each real estate transaction to Children’s Miracle Network. Let her experience show you performance instead of promises. Aloha!
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Delorese Gregoire is the founding director of Winners Camp Foundation and Hawai’i Leadership Academy for Teenagers, a non-profit organization that has been active in the community since 1985. She founded Hawai’i Study Tours, which brought students from around the world to study in Hawai’i, and is currently the director of Hawai’i Homestay. In addition to the Hawai’i Leadership Academy for Teenagers programs offered throughout the year, Gregoire has developed specialized programs with the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and private foundations such as the Estate of James Campbell, the S.W. Wilcox Trust, Rotary of Hawai’i, and the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate; businesses and financial institutions; and private and public schools across the islands.
Noble Turner Ph.D. is a 23 year resident of Hawaii Kai. He grew up in West Virginia and attended colleges and universities in West Virginia, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Florida. Noble is a licensed Broker who has his own successful realty company called NobleTurner Realty, Int’l. He is also a Spirit Teacher, and the founding president of the Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce. He is the proud father of three grown adult children. One of Noble’s goals is for a Hawaii Kai environment where business owners and the Chamber board all work together to create events that will make Hawaii Kai an even more magnificent haven in which to live. Together we achieve so much more!
Contact: P: (808) 223-2001 E: email@example.com
Brian Zagami,VP of Business Development, at C2 Financial Hawaii Division, brings over two decades of progressive experience in positions of increasing duties and responsibilities in the mortgage banking / brokerage platforms as well as private capital management and placement. Brian’s began his career at Washington Mutual Bank in Seattle Washington in 1995 as an analyst in which he was responsible for analyzing the mortgage portfolios of the S&L’s and banks the bank was acquiring. Brian left Washington Mutual in 1997 to help start North West Loan Center a mortgage brokerage located in Seattle where he implemented and perfected proprietary data mining and lead generation for the company.
In 2000 Brian moved to Honolulu, HI to become a partner at Pacific Lending Group. During his three year tenure at Pacific Lending Group, Brian helped build the company from three loan officers to 65 and increased annual funding from $40mm to $370mm per annum. He then ventured into mortgage banking at All Fund Mortgage, as Branch Director. There Mr. Zagami developed niche jumbo products, loan officer recruiting/training programs, and was also brought in as a preferred lender for Wailea Beach Villas, a billion dollar project on Maui with Lehman Brothers. In 2009 Brian realized that there was a lack of VA lending available in Hawaii so he created a mortgage banking team to address that market. Brian has now partnered with C2 Financial – Hawaii Division focusing on building the VA and Reverse mortgage platforms. Brian served 9 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves as an Intelligence Specialist. He also enjoys sailing, hiking, diving, and all things sushi.
Courtney Goodness, At Hawaii National Bank, we are proud to give back to the communities that have supported us for more than 50 years. As The Home of Warm-Hearted Bankers, our employees actively volunteer their time with various community organizations.
Sherrie Kunishige, At Hawaii National Bank, she is building close relationships and providing value-added support is the way we do business. This means spending more time with clients to understand their needs and providing sound analysis that stays relevant as times change. This philosophy has seen us through more than 50 years of highly personalized service to Hawaii’s individual account holders and locally owned, closely held businesses. With an experienced team, 13 convenient branch locations on Oahu, Maui and the Island of Hawaii, as well as innovative online banking features, we are always available to help you. We invite you to experience what highly personalized banking can do for you. Contact us anytime to get started.
Information Technology & Marketing
John “Fred” Bogert from John B. Design. Hawaii has proved to be an exciting place to build this company into a rewarding and successful Design and Marketing business for clients large and small. Over the past 10+ years, since 2004, I have developed extensive design experience, as well as an expert knowledge of the most contemporary tools-of-the-trade, and a network of true professionals that I have met along the way. I enjoy the challenges that come in working with clients from a variety businesses and marketplaces, both on the islands and the mainland. I am very passionate about my work. I love the opportunity to be creative everyday for such a diverse array of people and businesses. I, also, look forward to future partnerships and the new and exciting challenges they bring with them.