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Kuliouou-Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board No. 2

SUBDISTRICT 01 (1 Seat available) 

YAP, Melvin M.L.

Morgan Stanley wealth management. Sr. Investment Management consultant. Sr. Vice President wealth advisor. Member Hawaii State Bar Assn. Retired Captain US Navy. Lions Club Honolulu member. Dir. Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Member Neighborhood Board over 20 years. NB#2 & NB Nuuanu/Punchbowl. Member Waialae Iki Ridge Community Association.


SUBDISTRICT 02 (1 Seat available) 

IWATA, Lisa Y.

I serve on neighborhood board#2 and also on the WIRCA board. Marine biologist(UH'82) and Economist(USF'85), I am now a property investor. Single mom of 3 -Kai (19,UCBerkeley) Kela(12,Niu Valley),Kiana(9,Kahala). Passionate about conservation, Hawaiian, women's and animal rights issues. Love hula (chant and kahiko), believe in buying local and taking Hawaiian vacations to boost our local economy.


SUBDISTRICT 03 (1 Seat available)                                           


I am a retired Coast Guard officer, my last assignment being Honolulu. I have always been interested in what goes on in my neighborhood and being a Neighborhood Board member allows me to be hands-on in the process.  It is important that our citizens' voices be heard, and to support my neighbors, my position on the board makes me a conduit to City Hall.


SUBDISTRICT 04 (1 Seat available)    

SPANGLER, Sheridan R.

Neighborhood Board member. Waialae Golf Course Community Association. Work in film production management in family company. Punahou graduate. International Eurocenter College-France. I want to protect Hawaii's residential communities from negative impacts of spot-zoning, over development, & detoured traffic. It is an honor to serve the public, & a joy to help the public participate in the process.


SUBDISTRICT 05 (1 Seat available)                                             

BOLTZ, Bernie A.


SUBDISTRICT 06  (6 Seats available)                             


I'm just a regular, everyday "Joe", who'd like to do my part in making our community a better, safer place for us all.


HIGA, Kathryn T.

My family has lived in Aina Haina since 1959, and it's been 2.5 years since I came home to help care for my dad.  I served in 2012 on the Board of the Aina Haina Community Association and am employed as a Senior Manager of Hawaiian Telcom.  I'm also active in the Hawaii Open Data movement for open and transparent government.

KILCOYNE, William Michael


LUM, Heather

Resident of E. Honolulu for 25 yrs. MA from Middlebury College. Teacher at Holy Nativity School. Volunteer for Friends of Library, Honolulu Marathon, Malama Maunalua. Serve as election precinct official. Current member of NB#2 with 9 yrs experience; last 6 as board secretary. I hope to continue to represent with integrity the community's interests in protecting our environment and quality of life.


STARR, Linda W.L.

My husband Max and I lived in Aina Haina since 1985. I worked for the DOT for 8years, moved on to work at the Dept of Budget & Finance for 16years, and retired from the Dept of Accounting & General Services after 13years. I have served on this NB for more than 26years as the Chairman of its Transportation Committee. I want Aina Haina to stay residential, beautifully landscaped & tranquil.


YOUNG, Joseph W.C.

Joseph W.C. Young D.D.S Retired. Incumbent. Aina Hina resident for many years.


SUBDISTRICT 07 (3 Seats available) 

KAY, Peter

Aloha! You may know me as "Peter Kay with Your Computer Minute" on the radio. I love serving the community and have been on Neighborhood Board #2 for several years, most recently elected to be its chair. I am committed to protect the beauty and people of this special place via a thoughtful and fair democratic process. I humbly ask for your vote.  Join me on, Mahalo!



I am a lifetime resident of Niu Valley where my wife, Celeste, our three children and I currently make our home.  I am a graduate of Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii, a retired U.S.A.F., Hawaii ANG and United Air Lines pilot.  I am currently a DoD Instructor Pilot, volunteer coach with the Kalanianaole Athletic Club and an active member of the Niu Valley Playground Association.


SHARP, Philip E. Sr.

I am serving my 2nd term. I'm against new housing in the valleys, Kal Hwy and all ridges, the proposed rail from Hawaii Kai the proliferation of B & B's. I'm for reasonable development of assisted living/care home facilities; support the playground at Niu Valley Park. I'm open to new ideas yet hold on to and protect the uniqueness of our valley lifestyles.


SUBDISTRICT 08  (3 Seats available)                                          

BARON, Chris

May we carry forward our easy access & open decisionmaking, so all neighbors may participate & input about all matters affecting our valued community. Let's keep upholding & protect our neighborhood's best qualities: safe, residential nature of our area; healthy environment; strong schools; smooth-flowing roadways;& unsullied vistas of natural beauty our region has. Please Vote Aloha & Mahalo Nui!


LUKENS, Ashley

Ashley Lukens attended Vassar College, graduating with a BA in Women Studies and Economics. She will complete her PhD in political Science at UH Manoa in May 2013, where her research focuses on Policy and alternative food systems. Ashley recently sold her share of Baby Awearness, a small eco-friendly retail store in Manoa, and currently serves as the VP of the Hawaii Food Policy Council.



I am a current Neighborhood Board Member seeking re-election. I am a self-employed landscape contractor and nurseryman. One of my goals is acknowledging the contributions homeowners, such as those on Paiko Drive, have made to our community by caring for city easements and calling attention to government waste, such as that of the Aina Haina Monument.


SCHELL, J Edward

I have served our Neighborhood board as a member, Treasurer, and for the last six years as the Vice-chair.  I would be honored to continue to serve, and ask for your vote so that I can do so.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 21, 2013