No matter what their title is, our employees have one job - to look out for your best interests.

Meet the team that works for you

The leadership of our credit union brings a lot of financial knowledge to the table. Even better, they use it to benefit every one of our members.


Gary Fukuroku
President / CEO

Michele Kawahara
Vice President

Desiree Echalas
Chief Administrative Officer

Wes Higuchi
Chief Lending Officer

Cathy Nakamura
Chief Financial Officer

Myron Sakamoto
Chief Operating Officer

Denise Thayer
Chief Development & Communications Officer

Alia Arcangel
Branch Manager, Wailuku

Lynette Borden
Mortgage Manager

Janeysa Koko
Branch Manager, Kahului

Mylene Loque
Consumer Loans Manager

Jamie Mims
Human Resources Manager

Emi Sodetani-Cabanilla
Branch Manager, Lahaina

Chelsey Benz
Operations Manager, Lahaina

U'i Kelekoma
Operations Manager, Wailuku

Kimberly Llanes
Operations Manager, Kahului

Flyuza Wasano
Consumer Loans Manager


  • Frederico Asuncion, Director
  • Robert Kawahara, Chair
  • Rhonda Loo, Vice Chair
  • Richelle Lu, Treasurer / Secretary
  • Moana Lutey, Director
  • Glenn Okimoto, Director
  • Edwin Okubo, Director


  • Alia Garcia, Chair
  • Peter Hanano
  • Josiah Nishita
  • Richelle Thomson