Board of Directors

Michelle M. Galimba

Naalehu, Hawaii

Michelle Galimba helps run the family ranch Kuahiwi Ranch which was established in 1993 and raises natural and grass-fed beef without antibiotics or artificial hormones. She is the Chair of the Hawaii Beef Industry Council and a board member of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture, the Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Agricultural Leadership Foundation and Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative, and a member of the Ka’u Agricultural Water Cooperative Steering Committee.

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Michelle M. Galimba

Naalehu, Hawaii

Michelle Galimba helps run the family ranch Kuahiwi Ranch which was established in 1993 and raises natural and grass-fed beef without antibiotics or artificial hormones. She is the Chair of the Hawaii Beef Industry Council and a board member of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture, the Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Agricultural Leadership Foundation and Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative, and a member of the Ka’u Agricultural Water Cooperative Steering Committee.

Rodney M. Haraguchi

Hanalei, Kauai

Mr. Haraguchi is a taro grower on the island of Kauai. He is the President of W. T. Haraguchi Farms, Ho’opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill and Kauai Taro Growers Association. A member of the Kauai County Farm Bureau, Kauai Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Kauai Agriculture Commodity Committee. He is a partner of the Hanalei Taro and Juice Company on Kauai. He has been a member of the Board since 2012.

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Rodney M. Haraguchi

Hanalei, Kauai

Mr. Haraguchi is a taro grower on the island of Kauai. He is the President of W. T. Haraguchi Farms, Ho’opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill and Kauai Taro Growers Association. A member of the Kauai County Farm Bureau, Kauai Mayor’s Advisory Committee and the Kauai Agriculture Commodity Committee. He is a partner of the Hanalei Taro and Juice Company on Kauai. He has been a member of the Board since 2012.

Faith K. Okabe

Chairperson
Waimanalo, Oahu

Ms. Okabe is a cut flower and fresh herb grower on the island of Oahu. She has been a member of the Board since 1987.

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Faith K. Okabe

Chairperson
Waimanalo, Oahu

Ms. Okabe is a cut flower and fresh herb grower on the island of Oahu. She has been a member of the Board since 1987.

Michael G. Fitzgerald

Vice Chairperson
Hanalei, Kauai

Mr. Fitzgerald is a taro farmer on the island of Kauai. His affiliations include the Fitzgerald Farms, Kauai Taro Growers Association, Hanalei Poi Co., Chong’s Poi Shop, Puueo Poi Shop and a member of the Kauai Farm Bureau. He has been a member of the Board since 1987.

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Michael G. Fitzgerald

Vice Chairperson
Hanalei, Kauai

Mr. Fitzgerald is a taro farmer on the island of Kauai. His affiliations include the Fitzgerald Farms, Kauai Taro Growers Association, Hanalei Poi Co., Chong’s Poi Shop, Puueo Poi Shop and a member of the Kauai Farm Bureau. He has been a member of the Board since 1987.

Joseph M. Souki

Wailuku, Maui

Mr. Souki serves as an outside director. He is a State Legislator with the House of Representatives as a well a self-employed businessman. He has been a member of the Board since 1990.

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Joseph M. Souki

Wailuku, Maui

Mr. Souki serves as an outside director. He is a State Legislator with the House of Representatives as a well a self-employed businessman. He has been a member of the Board since 1990.

David Daniel Nobriga

Kula, Maui

David Daniel Nobriga is a resident of Kula, Maui. He is the Manager for Nobriga’s Ranch, Inc., a beef cattle ranch and feedlot operation and the President of Wailena Farms Inc., a hauling service operation. He is also the Fleet Manager for Maui Soda and Ice Work, Inc. He has served as a member of the Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA Nominating Committee for 18 years before being a Director.

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David Daniel Nobriga

Kula, Maui

David Daniel Nobriga is a resident of Kula, Maui. He is the Manager for Nobriga’s Ranch, Inc., a beef cattle ranch and feedlot operation and the President of Wailena Farms Inc., a hauling service operation. He is also the Fleet Manager for Maui Soda and Ice Work, Inc. He has served as a member of the Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA Nominating Committee for 18 years before being a Director.