Board of Directors

The NHRLF Board of Directors is comprised of seven (7) community volunteers, which includes two (2) from the island of Oʻahu, one (1) from each island of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Molokai, and Kauaʻi, and one (1) OHA representative. Each Director has a term of three (3) consecutive years and may serve for no more than (2) consecutive terms for a total of six (6) years.  The primary purpose of the Board is to make loan-approval decisions.  The Board also provides oversight and guidance to the Loan Administrator on strategic direction, financial management, investment policy, loan product selection, loan delinquency management, and risk management.  Each Board member possesses managerial or community leader experience and a proven track record of success. The Board also reflects the diverse business and economic sectors of the Hawaiian islands.   The Office of Hawaiian Affairs would like to recognize the NHRLF Board of Directors for their hard work, commitment, dedication and service to the lāhui.

Liane Khim

-Board President, O’ahu Director
-American Savings Bank, First Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
-Banking, 25 years experience
-Other Affiliation – Hawai’i Society of Business Professionals

Wayne Wong

-Board Vice President, Maui Director
-Hawaii Small Business Development Centers, Maui Center Director
-Small Business Advising (Economic Development), 10 years experience & online technologist, 25 years experience
-Other Affiliation – Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

Juanita Kanehailua Wolfgramm, P.E.

-Board Secretary, O’ahu Director
-Community Planning & Engineering, Inc., Project Manager/Traffic Engineer
-Community Planning & Engineering, 20 years experience
-Other Affiliation – Native Hawaiian Community Development Corporation

Kaleo Perez

-Member, Kaua’i Director
-Gather Federal Credit Union, Vice President of Human Resources
-Banking, 10 years experience
-Other Affiliation – Kaua’i Workforce Development Board

Keith Makaleʻa Gutierrez

-Member, OHA Representative
-Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Research Program Manager
-Research, Data & Evaluation, 7 years experience
-Other Affiliation – King Kamehameha Hawaiian Civic Club

Hawaiʻi Island and Molokai directors to be determined