SEH Board of Directors

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Richard Ha


Richard is a tireless advocate for Hawaii, agriculture, energy and the community.  Formerly, he was one of Hawaii's best known farmers helping move the needle for local food production in bananas, cucumber and tomatoes while protecting our food security. 


Jerry Chang

Board Member

Jerry Leslie Chang served for 24 years in the Hawaii House of Representatives.  He chaired the committees on Tourism and Culture, Higher Education and Water and Land.  Served as the Director of University Relations at UH Hilo for 6 years.  He is a consultant and realtor in Hilo, and served in the U. S. Army 7th Special Forces Group (ABN).


Noel Morin


Noel is a Silicon Valley product management veteran. He is a small business owner, climate action advocate, and a supporter of sustainable transportation and renewable energy.

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Peter Sternlicht


Peter has 40 years’ experience in media, advertising, videography and marketing. As former Exec. VP at Technicolor, Peter designed and built their first commercial digital motion picture mastering lab helping to launching the age of non-film, digital cinema. 

Kanani Aton

Board Member

Kanani is a teacher/trainer of educators. Prior, she worked as Public Information Officer for Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency as well as Department of Water Supply for a total of over 10 years. Currently, she designs and executes professional development retreats and workshops in Hawaiian Culture Based Education for educators and administrators. 

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Dave De Luz, Jr.

Board Member

Dave De Luz, Jr. is a successful business entrepreneur, rancher, and a 3rd generation Big Islander. He brings his broad-based experience to SEH which includes having served on multiple committees for Hawaii County in the areas of energy and sustainable land use. 

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Desmon Haumea

Board Member

Desmon Antone Haumea was born in Hilo and raised in Keaukaha and Puna. He is a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and has journeyed across oceans on the famous deep sea voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. Kumu Aʻo Haumea has devoted decades to perpetuating Hawaiian cultural practices and sharing those with succeeding generations. He is also a Kumu Aʻo at Hālau Mauliola Medical as a Indigenous Traditional Healer.  He has travelled the world sharing his music and plays with the band: BAMBU & He Mea Hou.