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 Loan Manager

Jason Matsui
Consumer Loans Manager

Jamie Mims
Human Resources Manager

Emi Sodetani-Cabanilla Branch Manager, Lahaina

Janeysa Koko
Operations Manager, Lahaina

Kimberly Llanes
Operations Manager, Kahului

Mylene Loque
Consumer Loans Supervisor

Jolynn Nishikuni
Operations Manager, Wailuku


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


  • Alia Garcia
  • Peter Hanano
  • Rhonda Loo
  • Greg Takahashi
  • Nicklaus Tanaka