BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS
Aaron Fernandez , President, joins the Health Center board and is excited about sharing his knowledge and experience in finance. Mr. Fernandez grew up on Lāna’i and left to attend school. Now back as the Lāna’i Branch Manager of First Hawaiian Bank (FHB), he is looking forward to giving back to the community. Mr. Fernandez is responsible for small business and loan development at FHB as well as overall management of the Lāna’i Branch’s daily activities. He is also serving as the community liaison for First Hawaiian on Lāna’i. He joined First Hawaiian in 2011 as customer service representative at the bank’s University Branch and has been the Lāna’i Branch Manager in Training since 2012. Prior to joining the bank, he was a financial service representative with Bank of the West in Portland, Oregon and has over six years of financial services experience. He has holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Andrew de la Cruz, Vice-President, is the owner of International Food and Clothing Center, and has run his business for 35 years. He has been a member of the Maui County Police Commission in the past, and is currently on the Maui County Fire & Safety Commission.
Michele Piilani Holsomback, Secretary, is the daughter of Pete & Charlotte Holsomback of Waipahu, granddaughter of the late Ernest & Rebecca Richardson of Ko’ele. She is a graduate from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Post-Baccalaureate in Secondary Education. Michele is currently the Vice Principal at Lana’i High & Elementary School and a formerly a middle school science teacher and Na Pua No’eau Coordinator. She resides on Lana’i Hawaiian Homelands with her dreamy husband, Zachary and their delightful dog, Marty..
Deborah dela Cruz, Treasurer, is a retired bank manager and financial specialist with experience in contract negotiations. Ms. dela Cruz is a long time member of the BOD Finance Committee. Born on Lāna’i, she moved away but returned in 1990 after a 23-year absence. In addition to her activities with LCHC, Ms. dela Cruz is a member of the Lāna’i City Lions Club and a former trustee of the Hawaii Lions Foundation.