Board of Directors

diagram of HCAP Tri-Partite Board StructureThe HCAP Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization, responsible for oversight of all affairs of HCAP. The composition of HCAP’s Board of Directors consists of a tripartite membership – one-third of the members represent the public sector, one-third of the members represent the private sector, and one-third of the members represent the resident sector.

This unique Board structure allows all voices in the community to be represented, in order to help HCAP deliver the best programs and services possible to the communities we serve.

2021-2022 Board of Directors


Edward Mersereau – Chairperson
Terrence Aratani – Vice Chairperson
William Shiroma – Secretary/Treasurer


Frank Lopez – Governor’s Representative
Colleen Minami – Mayor’s Representative
Terrence Aratani – Representative for Senator Brian Taniguchi
Garrick GooOffice of Senator Clarence Nishihara
Blake OshiroOffice of Council Member Calvin K.Y. Say
Rep. Linda Ichiyama – Office of Representative Linda Ichiyama
Rep. Mark HashemOffice of Representative Mark Hashem


Jennifer Billings – Head Start Policy Council
Edward Mersereau – Central District Advisory Council
Lillian Segal – Central District Advisory Council
Pauni Nagaseu-Escue – Kalihi-Palama District Advisory Council
Pauline Hirohata – Leahi District Advisory Council
Jodi Johnson – Leeward District Advisory Council
Virgil Amoroso – Windward District Advisory Council


Roxanne Bolden – Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
William Shiroma – Bank of Hawaii
Manu Anana – Hawaii Department of Education
Joanna Markle – Hawaiian Electric Company
Mani Sehgal – Hawaii Pacific University
Donald Aweau – Kilina’i Consulting
Elmer Kaai – Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce