Director’s Message:

Executive Director César E. Gaxiola
Executive Director César E. Gaxiola

The J. Walter Cameron Center is the place where Maui’s families can reach fifteen resident agencies all in one location. Every year more than 200 community organizations use the affordably priced meeting facilities. In many communities a place like the Cameron Center is still a dream.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers we thank you for your continued support through donations and contributions as well your participation in the Golf Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. Your gifts help maintain our ability to provide a place of hope for the special people of Maui.

César E. Gaxiola, CNE
Executive Director
J. Walter Cameron Center


About César:

Prior to joining Cameron Center, Gaxiola worked with Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. for more than 11 years. He began as a Spanish language translator and moved up the corporate ladder to Operations Director.

His community affiliations include being the President of the Maui Nonprofit Directors Association, District 5000 Rotary Grants Coordinator for Maui; being a member of the Kahului Rotary Club, the Maui Homeless Alliance, Maui Electric Company Integrated Resource Planning Group, the Maui Long Term Care Partnership, President of Maui High School Community Council, President of Na Hale O Maui Affordable Housing Board of Directors and Chair of the Maui County Persons with Disabilities Commission.

In December 2017, he achieved national recognition as a Certified Nonprofit Executive from the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE).


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

ANDERS LYONS, President
Anders is Principal at Kapalaea Consultants LLC, a statewide capacity building consultancy.

MIKE SILVA, Vice President
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University, then a master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with an emphasis in Transportation and Urban Design) at San Jose State University. Michael is Vice President and an owner of Fukumoto Engineering, Inc.

FRANCES ORT CAMERON, Secretary
Frances “Effie” Cameron Ort is a retired business owner.

ROBERT KAWAHARA, CPA, Treasurer
Robert Kawahara is the Manager Member, Kawahara & Company, CPA’s LLC

ALEC MCBARNET, Jr, Former Board President
Alec is the President and CEO of Maui Oil Company, Inc.

PAUL HORIKAWA, Director
Paul Horikawa is a practicing general practice lawyer, real estate lawyer, estate planning & administration lawyer in Wailuku.

HIDEO KAWAHARA, Director
Hideo Kawahara is presently an Engineering Consultant with Alexander & Baldwin Properties, Inc., a company he worked with for over 30 years.

PAT SAKA, Director
Pat is the Former Chief Financial Officer of Maui Memorial Medical Center. He has extensive leadership and management experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Maui Behavioral Health Resources.

WARREN SUZUKI, Director
Warren is retired and a government relations consultant.

ANTHONY KRIEG, Director
Tony is the former CEO of Hale Makua Health Services. He is a highly analytical healthcare management professional with over 35 years in health & acute care. He is currently the Resource Specialist for Maui County’s Office on Aging.

KAUWELA BISQUERA, Director
Kauwela is presently the Specialty Leasing Manager at QCC, with many years of experience in Management, Operations, Marketing, Development and Finance.

LIANE MATANABE, Director
Liane is currently a State of Hawaii DOE substitute teacher and has background in Finance and Management.

SHARON SODETANI, Director

Directors Emeritus: 

J. Glenn Haines, M.D.
Charlotte C. Nakamura
Debi Rolfing
Mary Cameron Sanford
Tommy Sato
Lloyd K. Sodetani
Representative Joseph Souki
Fumio Tsuji, D.D.S.
Lawrence N.C. Ing
Maria Unemori