The new Board began their terms on 1 January 2023

Alaka'i Ho'oholo (Executive Board)

Kalani Heu





Patrick Filbert

Hope Pelekekina 'Elua
(2nd Vice President)

Doreen Hall

Kākau ‘Olelo Ho’opa’a


Hope Pelekikena Mua
(1st Vice President)

Papa Ho'oholo (Board of Directors)


Pa'ahana Bissen

Na Alaka'i (Director)


Michelle Souza

Na Alaka'i (Director)


Stacen Makaiwi

Na Alaka'i (Director)


Debra Chock

Na Alaka'i (Director)


Maggie Perry

Na Lei Makalapua Koho Mua
(Mainland Council Representative)

 On 26 September 2023, Pelekikena ‘Iho Nei (Immediate Past President) Vincent I. Souza submitted his resignation as a sitting member of the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club Board of Directors.  

This occurred due to unforeseen circumstances and Pelekikena ‘Iho Nei Souza expressed his current inability to carry out his responsibilities and feels it is in LVHCC’s best interest that he vacates his position.  

It is with regret, yet with great understanding, that the LVHCC Board of Directors accepts Vincent’s resignation yet will maintain his membership in good standing.
Me ka Ha’aha’a, 
The Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club

The Executive Officers and Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club would like to pay tribute to and show our appreciation to our past Presidents who served our Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community.

Wayne Panoke, five years, 1989 to 1994

Herbie Watson, one year, 1994 to 1995

Art Wooters, one year, 1995 to 1996 

Pauline Clark, two years, 1996 to 1998

Oni Onekea, one year, 1998 to 1999 

Jeff Pagan, two years, 1999 to 2001 

Teri Keli’iheleua, two years, 2001 to 2003 

Helene Pierce, two years, 2003 to 2005

Lehua Vincent, two years, 2005 to 2007 

Charles Herring, two years, 2007 to 2009

Tamar Hoapili, two years, 2009 to 2011

Vincent Iokimo Souza, one year, 2011 to 2012

Tieri Pa’ahana Bissen, four years, 2012 to 2016

Dorinda Puanani Burnet, four years, 2016 to 2020

Doreen M. Hall, two years, 2020-2022