Panel of Advisers

Members of the Panel of Advisers (Panel) are drawn from multiple sectors: government, business, education, healthcare, legal, non-profit, arborists, land-owners, and developers, among others. They are persons who support the purposes that Trees for Honolulu’s Future (TFHF) seeks to fulfill. They want a tree-filled Honolulu just as much as the members of the Board of Directors do.

Mākena Coffman, Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Rick Egged, President, Waikīkī Improvement Association

Scott Glenn, CEO, State Energy Office, State of Hawai‘i

Lea Hong, Hawaiian Islands State Director, The Trust for Public Land

Kanani Imai, Manager, Education and Consumer Affairs, Hawaiian Electric Company

Chris Lee, Senator, Hawai‘i State Legislature

Robert Marks, Attorney General, State of Hawai‘i, retired

Christopher McCullough, President, The Landscape Industry Council of Hawai’i; Horticulture Manager, DFI Resources LLC

Heather McMillan, State Urban Forester, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawai‘i

Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation

Camilo Mora, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Michele Nekota, Former Director, Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu

Deepak Neupane, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Community Development Authority

Jon Nouchi, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation Services, City and County of Honolulu

Desiree Page, President, Aloha Arborist Association

Catherine Payne, Chairperson, Board of Education, State of Hawai‘i

Ian Shears, Principal, Green Infrastructure + Urban Forestry, Melbourne, Australia

Kathy Sokugawa, Former Acting Director, Department of Planning & Permitting, City and County of Honolulu

Josh Stanbro, Former Chief Resilience Officer & Executive Director, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency, City and County of Honolulu

Chad Taniguchi, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Bicycling League, retired

Marti Townsend, Chapter Director, Sierra Club Hawai‘i

Jon Wallenstrom, Principal, Alaka‘i Development

Tommy Waters, Councilmember, Honolulu City Council

John Whalen, Chairperson, Hawai‘i Community Development Authority; Director, Scenic Hawaii

Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i

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