Red Cross Hawaii Chapter Chair

Patrick K. Kobayashi

Patrick K. Kobayashi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Kobayashi Group LLC (KG), in Honolulu, Hawaii. With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mr. Kobayashi provides the fiscal management and marketing and sales direction for the company’s many projects. Mr. Kobayashi also manages the sales and leasing processes for KG developments, overseeing the sales teams of both residential and commercial projects.

Kobayashi Group has been active in residential and commercial development in Hawaii for many years. Its major residential and commercial projects include Kukio Golf & Beach Club on the Big Island; Kapolei Commons mall on Oahu and the Kona Commons mall on the Big Island; the Hokua, Capitol Place, and ONE Ala Moana, residential condominium projects on Oahu. Ongoing projects include the Park Lane Ala Moana and VIDA at 888 condominium projects, Hilton Garden Inn in Waikiki, King’s Village in Waikiki, and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children’s (KMCWC) new building for neonatal and pediatric intensive care.

The firm has also developed affordable housing projects, including Napili Villas on Maui and Kapolei Kai on Oahu. Other public projects include Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei High School, Kapolei Civic Center, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Science Adventure Center, Queen’s Medical Center’s parking structure, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, and KMCWC parking structure.

Prior to joining Kobayashi Group, Mr. Kobayashi worked for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kobayashi was born and raised in Hawai’i, attended Hanahau’oli School and Mid-Pacific Institute (MPI), and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Business Administration. He is active in numerous community organizations and currently serves as Chair of the Hawai’i Red Cross Board of Trustees, and member of the Hawaii Fresh Water Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at MPI and is Chair of the school’s Development Committee. In the past, he served as Vice Chair for the Honolulu Liquor Commission, member of the Board of Directors of PBS Hawaii, MPI Alumni Association President and Board of Counselors member, and, was a member-at-large for the Hawaii Agra Business Development Corporation.

Mr. Kobayashi is the Chair of the American Red Cross of Hawaii Board of Directors for his first term. He is the Principal and CEO of Kobayashi Group, LLC. Mr. Kobayashi has served on the Hawaii Red Cross board since 2002 and has served on the Nominating Committee and Executive Committees. He is a past Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Chief Executive Officer

Coralie Chun Matayoshi, Hawaii Red Cross

Coralie Chun Matayoshi

Coralie Chun Matayoshi has served as the CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter since 2003. In 2013, she was named CEO of the Pacific Islands Region, which includes Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. She is an attorney who previously served as Executive Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association for 13 years. She is a graduate of Punahou School and earned a political science degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her juris doctor degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1981.

Matayoshi has served as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Special Assistant United States Attorney in Washington D.C., worked for several years in private practice, served as Chief Policy Analyst for the State Senate Committee on Business Development & Pacific Relations, and as Executive Director of the Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

In 2010, she was named by the Pacific Business News as Businesswoman of the Year (nonprofit) and has won numerous awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, Hawaii State Bar Association, and Hawaii Visitors Bureau (Kuhina Award).

Matayoshi recently completed a 5-year term on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, and currently serves on the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau Board of Directors and Diamond Head Theater Community Advisory Board. She has also served on numerous community boards and committees, including Hastings College of the Law Alumni Board of Governors, Aloha United Way Nominating Committee and Non-profit Campaign Chair, FOX TV-2 Action Line Advisory Board, American Bar Association Committee on Justice Initiatives, Hawaii Commission on Access to Justice, and Neighborhood Justice Center Board. She was also a long-time editorial board and columnist for the Hawaii Bar Journal, and is the author of a chapter on "Women & Jobs" in a book entitled Price of Paradise.

Matayoshi is a former Narcissus Queen and mother of three.

Board Members

  • Derek Baughman
  • Stanford Carr
  • Dennis Christianson
  • Chuck Cotton
  • Ron Forest
  • Dennis Francis
  • Gregg Fujimoto
  • Chad Goodfellow
  • Dana Gusman
  • Sean Hehir
  • Peter Ho
  • Glenn Hong
  • Anna Hu
  • Kathy Inkinen
  • Harrilynn Kameenui
  • Henry Katsuda
  • Robert Kurisu
  • Kristina Lockwood
  • Ian MacNaughton
  • Noel Morin
  • Richard Parry
  • Steven Reed
  • Frank Richardson
  • Richard Robel
  • Maya Rogers
  • Jean Rolles
  • Kelly Sanders
  • Carina Tagupa
  • Brian Tatsumura
  • Peter Tomozawa
  • Nicole Velasco
  • Scott Wo
  • Elisa Yadao

Executive Committee

  • John Henry Felix, Ph.D (Chairman Emeritus)
  • Patrick Kobayashi (Chair)
  • Dan Giovanni (Treasurer)
  • Kitty Lagareta (Secretary)
  • Randy Harris
  • Scott Higashi
  • Warren K.K. Luke (Ex-officio)
  • Tan Tek Lum (Ex-officio)
  • Gerald Sumida (Ex-officio)

Military Liaisons

  • RADM Vincent B. Atkins (14th Coast Guard District)
  • GEN Robert B. Brown (U.S. Army Pacific)
  • ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr. (U.S. Pacific Command)
  • MG Arthur Logan (State of HI Dept of Defense)
  • ADM Scot H. Swift (U.S. Pacific Fleet)
  • BG Bertram Providence (TAMC)
  • Gen Terrence Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy (Pacific Air Forces)
  • LtGen John Toolan (Marine Forces Pacific)

Other Community Liaisons (non-voting)

  • Rev. William H. Kaina
  • Melvin N. Kaku
  • Police Chief Louis Kealoha
  • Fire Chief Manuel Neves
  • Mark Knapp Rigg
  • George Szigeti

Board of Advisors (non-voting)

  • H. David Bess
  • Jeffrey Harris
  • Camille McCormack
  • Vivien Stackpole
  • Bill Wilson
  • Carolyn Berry Wilson

Neighbor Island Advisory Councils

Neighbor island advisory councils were established in 2006 in each county. Key leaders from local communities were asked to serve as members and help identify community needs and enhance the community’s awareness of and involvement with the Hawaii Red Cross.

East Hawaii Advisory Council

  • David Bock, Editor & Publisher, Hawaii Tribune-Herald
  • Janel de Jesus, KTA Super Stores
  • Randy Hirokawa, University of Hawaii - Hilo
  • Mike Kaleikini, Puna Geothermal
  • Gerald Kosaki, Hawaii County Fire Department
  • Chris Leonard, New Wave Broadcasting Corp.
  • Noel Morin (Chair)
  • Adrian Murphy, HPM Building Supply
  • Debra Ota, Hawaii Gas
  • Alan Shiraishi, Bank of Hawaii
  • Jerod Strong, Walmart Hilo
  • Ed Teixeira, Hawaii County Civil Defense
  • TBA, Hawaii Island United Way

Maui Advisory Council

  • Laksmi Abraham, Maui United Way
  • Roger J. Dixon, American Professional Management Services
  • Steven Eisen, E&E Management & Consulting Svcs
  • Chief Tivoli Faaumu, Maui Police Department
  • O.K. Buzz Fernandez, Matson Navigation Company
  • Anna Foust, Maui Civil Defense
  • Chad Goodfellow (Chair), Goodfellow Bros.
  • Lui Hokoana, Maui College
  • Walter Lott, Walmart
  • Chief Jeff Murray, Maui Fire Department
  • Lorrin Pang, M.D., Department of Health
  • Sharon Suzuki, MECO
  • Craig Tanaka, Grand Wailea
  • Pam Tumpap, Maui Chamber of Commerce
  • Ronald Vaught, Community Volunteer

Kauai Advisory Council

  • Chip Bahouth, Sheraton Kauai Resort
  • Bill Buley, The Garden Island
  • Fred Cowell, Kauai Coffee
  • Randy Francisco, Office of Economic Development
  • Dan Giovanni, Chair
  • Colleen Kaiminaauao, Kauai Community College
  • Diane Keeler, Walmart
  • Charlie King, King Auto Center
  • Chief Darryl Perry, Kauai Police Department
  • Todd Raessler, The St. Regis Princeville Resort
  • Marissa Sandblom, Grove Farm
  • Tom Shigemoto, A&B Property Division
  • Elton Ushio, Kauai Civil Defense Agency
  • Chief Bob Westerman, Kauai Fire Department
  • Ron Wiley, KONG FM 93.5

West Hawaii Advisory Council

  • Carol Kitaoka, Community Volunteer
  • Hugh D. Baker, Jr., HD Baker & Company Hawaii LLC
  • Philip Fernandez, Community Volunteer
  • Jacqui L. Hoover, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, Inc.
  • Rodney Ito, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
  • Judith Jennet, Ocean Sports Waikoloa
  • Major Mitch Kanehailua, Hawaii Police Department
  • Mitchell Tam, Resonate Hawaii
  • Ed Teixeira, Hawaii County Civil Defense
  • John Yates, III, Walmart
  • TBA, Hawaii County Fire Department

Former Board Chairs

  • E.D. Tenney - 1917
  • George R. Carter - 1918
  • E.D. Tenney -1918
  • M.F. Prosser - 1919
  • Alfred L. Castle - 1920-23
  • Mrs. Harry Dawson - 1923-24
  • Riley Allen, Acting -1928-29
  • Frank E. Midkiff - 1929-33
  • Robbins Anderson - 1933-40
  • John E. Russell - 1940-41
  • Alfred L. Castle - 1941-44
  • John E. Russell - 1944
  • William W. Mohahan - 1945-46
  • George P. Dennison - 1947
  • William W. Mohahan - 1948
  • Raymond Addelmeyer - 1949
  • Reynolds G. Burkland - 1950-52
  • Jo L. Fuller - 1952-53
  • George Moody - 1953-56
  • Judge J.F. McLaughlin - 1956-58
  • Mrs. Jon Wiig - 1958-59
  • Alexander Castro - 1959-61
  • John Henry Felix - 1961-63
  • I.D.White - 1963-64
  • Ernest Moore, Jr. - 1964-66
  • Judge Masaji Marumoto - 1966-67
  • E.F. Fitzsimmons - 1967-69
  • Nelson Prather - 1969-70
  • Robert A. Franklin - 1970-72
  • John Henry Felix - 1972-75
  • Chapter President

  • John Henry Felix - 1975-77
  • Warren K.K. Luke - 1977-78
  • Chapter Chair

  • James H. Yoshimura - 1978-79
  • Vi E. Dolman - 1979-81 (deceased)
  • Gen. Fred C. Weyand -1981-83
  • Joseph Pelletier - 1983-85
  • William F. Quinn 1985-87
  • Martin Schiller 1987-89
  • James Andrasick 1989-90
  • Lily Yao 1990-91
  • David Bess 1991-92
  • Tan Tek Lum 1992-93
  • Martin Schiller 1993-94
  • Jane B. Tatibouet 1994-95
  • June Reinwald 1995-96
  • June Reinwald 1996-97
  • Don Carroll 1997-98
  • Blake Waterhouse 1998-99
  • Blake Waterhouse 1999-2000
  • Blake Waterhouse 2000-01
  • Faye Kurren 2001-02
  • Faye Kurren 2002-03
  • Robert Fujioka 2003-04
  • Robert Fujioka 2004-05
  • Tertia Freas 2005-06
  • Tertia Freas 2006-07
  • Bill Wilson 2007-08
  • Bill Wilson 2008-09
  • Peter Ho 2009-2010
  • Peter Ho 2010-2011
  • Scott Wo 2011-2012
  • Scott Wo 2012-2013
  • Jean Rolles 2013-2014
  • Jean Rolles 2014-2015
  • Patrick Kobayashi 2015-2016
  • Patrick Kobayashi 2016-2017