Scott Abrigo

President

Scott Abrigo set his roots in the Maluʻōhai homestead in 2000.  He observed the tremendous growth of the Kapolei homesteads with Kaupeʻa, Kānehili and Kaʻuluokahaʻi.  Scott also witnessed his homestead build its capacity with the birth of the homestead associations and KCDC.  During these formative years, Scott served as an advisor to KCDC on the planning and development of the Kapolei region in his capacity as professional planner.  Scott worked tirelessly with KCDC in developing the master plan of the Kapolei Heritage Center. 

In 2016, Scott was ready to take that next step as a community servant and apply all that he had learned as an advisor and joined the KCDC board.  He later ascended to become KCDC’s third President.  “It’s humbling and a tremendous kuleana to follow in the footsteps of the leaders that came before me.”,  Scott said.  “As President, I will bring to bear all the experience, mana’o and lessons I have learned to advance KCDC’s mission, steward the assets and resources entrusted to KCDC and serve the homesteaders of Kapolei.”


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PeeWee Ryan

SECRETARY

Secretary Yvonne ‘PeeWee’ Ryan and family have resided in Kapolei since 2010.  She recently retired from Kamehameha Schools Endowment Division as Business Operations Manager and is very active in community groups.  She has served on various boards and community organizations; is Class Coordinator for KS Class of ’61; served on the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association for several years; and is currently the Immediate Past President of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, of which she’s been a member for forty-four years.

With a desire to learn more about the Kanehili Community Association, DHHL, and be involved in the Kanehili Community, she volunteered to serve as a Director on the Kanehili Community Association Board at the 2016 KCA Annual Meeting.

In addition, she was recently asked to serve on the KCDC Board and accepted in an effort to participate and learn more about KCDC, the Heritage Center and it’s kuleana for our community.


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Leonani Puailihau

TREASURER

As a Kanaka Maoli, Leonani has always been passionate about ʻike Hawaiʻi, community, and the lāhui. Inspired by her ʻohana and educators that believed in her, Leonani quickly developed a heart for service. This resolve stuck with her through high school at Kamehameha Schools into college, leading her to obtain her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Loyola Marymount University and later obtaining her MA in Secondary Education through the University of Phoenix. This passion and desire grew even more when Leonani started a ʻohana of her own.  Leonani provides support to our KCDC team and is fulfilled and humbled spending her extra time keeping the moku of ʻEwa an amazing place to live, one program at a time.


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Jame Schaedel

DIRECTOR

Jame is a Malu‘ohai resident with family roots in Nānākuli.  He currently works at the state House of Representatives as Chief of Staff to a state Representative. He previously worked at the state Department of Transportation - Harbors Division, the state House of Representatives in various capacities, and at the Honolulu City Council.  

Jame also served in the U.S. Army Reserve (100/442 INF), and the Hawaii Army National Guard (1/299 CAV) as an Infantryman and Cavalry Scout, and is an OIF 08/09 veteran.  He previously served as a member of Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board No. 34, and is a member of ‘Ahahui Siwila Hawai‘i O Kapolei.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools ('01).

He served as KCDC Treasurer from December 2014 - October 2017 during the critical construction phase of the Kapolei Heritage Center.


Kekoa Gonzalez

Director


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Guy Kapeliela

Director

Pastor Guy is the Senior Pastor of God Squad Church in Kapolei. He is married to Claudine and is the father of three wonderful children. Born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pastor Guy found himself looking for meaning in his life. He turned to drugs, alcohol, and violence which nearly destroyed him. In 1985, while attending college in Fresno, California, Pastor Guy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Through God’s grace, the bondage of substance abuse was broken and Pastor Guy’s life was restored.

During a mission trip to Tonga, God gave Pastor Guy a vision that he would plant a church in his hometown of Kailua and it would minister to the surrounding communities. In 1999, God’s prophesy was fulfilled when Pastor Guy opened the doors to Hope Chapel Olomana. In February 2008, Pastor Guy and his family relocated to Kapolei and felt a pressing on his heart to minister in his new hometown.

On August 7, 2011, they obeyed the calling that God placed on Pastor Guy’s heart and left the comforts of Hope Chapel Olomana, the church they planted 13 years earlier. He and Claudine took a leap of faith and started an extension service of Hope Chapel Olomana in Kapolei under the name Hope Chapel Second City. Birthed in their backyard with just 40 people, this ministry continues to grow under its current name, God Squad Church. The Kapolei service is now held at Kapolei High School. There are also two extensions, one in East O‘ahu (Kāne‘ohe) that was planted in 2016, and the Kawaihae extension on Hawai‘i Island that was planted in 2018.


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Chantal Keli‘iho‘omalu

Director

Chantal is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Master in Social Work (MSW) program. She completed two years of practicum work under Adrienne Dillard at Papakōlea working with both the kūpuna and youth programs.

She currently works with Kula No Na Po‘e Hawaii (KNNPH) in Papakōlea as a Research Assistant through a partnership with KNNPH and the Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health at JABSOM. Chantal is committed to using her experience and social work knowledge to assist the Kapolei community on all levels and aspires to be able to effect change at the systemic level.

Chantal is originally from a small liberal college town in Humboldt County, California…basically raised with “hippy” ethics, and the Redwood Forest was her playground. Her father moved to Hawai‘i when she was 12, and she attended Pearl City High School and remained in Hawai‘i permanently since she graduated from high school. She has been married to the love of her life, Samuel Keli‘iho‘omalu, for over two decades.