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

Mike Gurat
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
Wailuku Operations Manager

Desiree Echalas
Wailuku Branch Manager

Alia Garcia
Kahului Branch Manager

Janeysa Koko
Lahaina Operations Manager

Kimberly Llanes
Kahului Operations Manager

Mylene Loque
Consumer Loans Supervisor

Jason Matsui
Consumer Loans Manager

Jamie Mims
Human Resources Manager

Regan Ohira
Real Estate Loans Manager

Emi Sodetani-Cabanilla Lahaina Branch Manager


  • Edwin Okubo, Chairman
  • Frederico Asuncion, Vice Chairman
  • Karen Oura, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Richelle Lu, Director
  • Robert Kawahara, Director
  • Glenn Okimoto, Director
  • Kirsten Szabo, Director


  • Rhonda Loo
  • Peter Hanano
  • Greg Takahashi
  • Nicklaus Tanaka
  • Wesley Yoshioka