Board of Directors

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.

Rodney M. Haraguchi

Vice Chairman
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

Vice Chairman
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.

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.

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.

Gary J. Ash

Outside Director
Bloomington, Illinois

Mr. Ash is a retired CEO of 1st Farm Credit Services, with over 39 years of Farm Credit Service, the last eleven as CEO. He currently also serves as a board member for the Heartland Community College Foundation and he has served on other advisory boards in his home community throughout his career. Mr. Ash has a Finance degree from the University of Illinois, and a Graduate School of banking degree from Stonier. Mr. Ash was appointed as the Outside Director by the Board of Directors.

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Gary J. Ash

Outside Director
Bloomington, Illinois

Mr. Ash is a retired CEO of 1st Farm Credit Services, with over 39 years of Farm Credit Service, the last eleven as CEO. He currently also serves as a board member for the Heartland Community College Foundation and he has served on other advisory boards in his home community throughout his career. Mr. Ash has a Finance degree from the University of Illinois, and a Graduate School of banking degree from Stonier. Mr. Ash was appointed as the Outside Director by the Board of Directors.