Burial Council Members

ISLAND BURIAL COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

Island Burial councils have scheduled meetings once each month on their respective islands. All Council members are appointed by the Governor of Hawai`i and confirmed by the Senate. Expiration dates for council members are shown in parentheses following their names. No council member may serve more than a maximum of eight consecutive years. All meetings by the council are open to the public. Any person may submit oral or written testimony to the council regarding a matter under consideration, provided that applicants first submit a written request to the department to be placed on the council meeting agenda. For more details on the History & Culture Branch or the Island Burial Councils, please refer to the program rules and regulations. Click here to see meeting agendas and minutes for an Island Burial Council.

 

HAWAI`I (7)

Hawai`i Island Burial Council

Name

Representation

Term expiration date

 

VACANT

Kohala 

N/A

 

Kalena Blakemore

Puna

6/30/2025

 

Desmon Haumea 

Kaʻū

6/30/2026

 

Cayla Crivello

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2023

 

Norman Kaimuloa

Kona

6/30/2023

 

Scott Mahoney

Kaʻu

6/30/2024

 

Vacant

Landowner/Developer

N/A
 

Randall Higa

Hamakua

6/30/2025
 

 Traven Apiki

Hilo

6/30/2025

 

KAUA`I / NI`IHAU (6)

Kaua`i Ni`ihau Island Burial Council

Name

Representation

Term expiration date

 

VACANT

Landowner/Developer

N/A

 

Wayne Palala Harada

Waimea/Napali

Holdover
 

VACANT

Landowner/Developer

N/A
 

Bruce Robinson

Niihau

3/20/2025

 

Vacant

Landowner/Developer

N/A

 

Sandra Quinsaat

Koloa

6/30/2024

 

Carol Lovell

Kawaihau

6/30/2025

 

Barbara Say

Hanalei

6/30/2025
 

Johnnette Kahalekai

Lihue

6/30/2023
MAUI/LANA`I (6)

Maui Lana`i Island Burial Council

Name

Representation

Term expiration date

 

VACANT

Makawao

N/A
  Vacant

Lahaina

N/A

 

Everett Dowling

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2023

  Vernon Kalanikau

Honuaʻula

6/30/2023
 

Michele Ho’opi’i

Wailuku

Pending 2023 confirmation

 

Iris Peelua

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2023

 

VACANT

Lanai

N/A

 

Kyle Nakanelua

Hana

6/30/2025
 

Scott Fisher

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2022

O`AHU (8)

O`ahu Island Burial Council

Name

Representation

Term expiration date

 

Mana Caceres

ʻEwa

6/30/2024

 

Chuck Ehrhorn

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2023

 

Benjamin Shafer

Koolauloa

6/30/2024
 

Brickwood Galuteria

Koolaupoko

6/30/2025

 

Lynette Cruz, Ph.D.

Waiʻanae

6/30/2023

 

Nanea Lo

Kona

6/30/2024

 

Diane Fitzsimmons

Waialua

6/30/2024
 

VACANT

Landowner/Developer

N/A
 

W. Kamana’o Mills

Landowner/Developer

6/30/2025

 

MOLOKA`I (3)

Moloka`i Island Burial Council

Name

Representation

Term expiration date

 

VACANT

Kalawao

N/A

 

Keomailani 

East Molokai

6/30/2023

 

Nile Soares

Central Molokai

6/30/2022
 

Laʻakea Poepoe

West Molokai

6/30/2021 (Holdover)
 

VACANT

Landowner/Developer

N/A