Anne Harpham, President
Anne Harpham currently works in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Maryknoll School and previously was a journalist for many years with the Honolulu Advertiser, where she worked as a copy editor, reporter, city editor, business editor, managing editor, reader representative and senior editor. At The Advertiser she covered tourism for 12 years and as senior editor was in charge of the Advertiser’s PM edition from 2001 to 2005. She also wrote editorials focusing on social service needs in the community. At Maryknoll School she works in fundraising for school operations and scholarship endowments and edits the Knoller, Maryknoll’s magazine. Anne is also an active volunteer in the community. She serves on the board of the Hawaii Catholic Conference, Susan G. Komen Hawaii Affiliate, St. Damien Catholic Worker in Hawaii, a volunteer in the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program and teaches in the RCIA program at her parish, St. Augustine By-The-Sea. Anne is a graduate of Maryknoll School in Honolulu and Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Samson Aiona, Vice President/Interim Treasurer
Sam Aiona was born and raised in Hilo and has lived on Oahu his entire adult life. He is married and has two daughters. He served as Executive Director of the Office of Community Services where he worked with non profits throughout the state, giving them the resources they need to serve their communities. He is currently a small businessman and owner of a chocolate factory and kettle corn popcorn company. Sam has worked in the mortgage industry and visitor industry for several years. In 1996 he was elected to the State House of Representatives where he served for two years. He was also Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party from 2005-2007. Sam serves on many boards and commissions and has always been involved in community service. From 2008-2011 he was a board member of the Public Housing Authority. Currently, Sam sits on several nonprofit boards including the Friends of the Missing Child Center (president), Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning Grant for the redevelopment of Kuhio Towers (steering committee chair), Catholic Charities Hawaii (member of the corporation), YMCA Pioneering Healthier Communities (member) and Ohia Productions (board member). Sam was also a Pacific Century Fellow, president of the Waikiki Jaycees, member of the Kuhio Lions Club and a volunteer for many social service agencies. He is a true advocate for the disadvantaged in our communities and works to build a better life for many.
Rev. Robert Stark, SSS, Secretary
Father Robert Stark has worked for social justice in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 30 years, and is currently the Director of the Office for Social Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu. Prior to his appointment in Hawaii, Father Stark headed the New Mexico Community foundation for nine years, serving primarily immigrant and Native American families. He also led the Policy Alternatives on Central American and the Caribbean, a non-governmental multinational organization. Ordained in 1977, Fr. Stark has a masters and doctorate degree in social ethics from the University of Chicago. He has also served as a parish priest and is currently parochial vicar of Malia Puka O Kalani Parish in Keaukaha, Hawaii.
Felix Pascual, born and raised in central Maui, is a retired aeronautical engineer with the North American Aviation, Space and Information Systems Division (now Boeing). Upon returning to Hawaii, he was employed by the County of Maui in a variety of capacities, including working in the Planning Department, the Public Works Department, and the Parks and Recreation Department, where he served as the Deputy Director. Felix is also a dedicated member in the Maui community, volunteering as Scoutmaster for Troop 10 (Paia), and as a District Commissioner in the East Maui District. He is also an active member of his parish, Holy Rosary Church in Paia, where he has participated in the Parish Pastoral Council, the Building and Maintenance Committee, and Parish Eucharistic Ministries and Youth Ministries. Before his retirement, Felix also served as the Maui Island Community Director for Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH). He is married to Cyrilla Pencerga and has two adult sons, Rod and Rich Antone, and one grandson.
Carol R. Ignacio, Director
Carol R. Ignacio has dedicated her entire career to developing, implementing and advocating for programs that serve the poor. Hired by the Catholic Diocese in July 1986 as a community organizer, Carol led the charge in opening the first emergency and transitional homeless shelters as well as the Care-A-Van program that met unsheltered homeless persons where they live, in caves, lava tubes, and encampments, on the island of Hawaii. In 1989, she founded the Hawaii Island Food Bank, by receiving donations and delivering food to the needy from the trunk of her car. In 2013, she retired as the Executive Director of the Office for Social Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Honolulu. Carol spends her retirement at her son’s restaurant in Honoka’a, Grandma’s Place…. you’ve got to try her personally made pies! Carol has been recognized for her work by receiving numerous awards, including the Zonta Rose 2004 Award as Outstanding Woman in the community, and the Richard Smart Special Service Award.
Mabel Ferreiro-Fujiuchi, Director
Mabel Ferreiro-Fujiuchi is the Executive Director of Kaua’i Economic Opportunity Council (KEO), the non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness on Kauaʻi.
Charlene Iboshi was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Iboshi graduated from Hilo High School, University of Hawai‘i and University of Puget Sound Law School. She worked in King County Washington as deputy prosecuting attorney. In 1980, Iboshi was appointed as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Hawai‘i County, later was appointed First Deputy, and in 2011 was appointed Prosecuting Attorney.