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).



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, Treasurer & Secretary
Frances “Effie” Cameron Ort is a retired business owner.

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

David is the Business Banking Associate at First Hawaiian Bank. He is experienced in total quality management, real estate appraisal, accounting and finance, management, business law, and personal and commercial insurance.

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

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.

ALEC MCBARNET, Jr, Former Board President
Alec is the President and CEO of Maui Oil Company, Inc. and serves on other various non-profit organizations on Maui.

Sharon graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism. She retired after a 40-year career with Pan Am and United Airlines in base management, labor relations and recruiting and hiring. She is currently active in working with non-profits and community programs on Maui.

Denise has over 20 years in her professional career, 12 years in which she led Hale Makua Health Service’s development team in all aspects of fund development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is currently the Chief of Development/Communications Officer at Maui County FCU.

Warren is retired and a government relations consultant.

Joyce is the CFO for Maui Health System and has been with the organization since its transition of the Maui region hospitals back in July 2017. Prior to her joining Maui Health System, Joyce worked for 14 years at Hale Makua Health Services, seven of which as its CFO.

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