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County of Hawai‘i <br />Public Access, Open Space and Natural <br />Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) <br />Commission Members/Biographies <br />E. KOOHAN PAIK-MANDER TERM: 1/1/18-12/31/22 <br />Council District 1: Portion of South Hilo, North Hilo, Hāmākua, Portion of Waimea (Pu‘ue‘o, Wainaku, Kai- <br />wiki, Pauka‘a, Papa‘ikou, Onomea, Pepe‘ekeo, Honomū, Wailea, Hakalau, Ninole, Papa‘aloa, Laupāhoehoe, <br />Waipunalei, O‘okala, Pa‘auilo, Pa‘auhau, Honoka‘a, Kukuihaele, Wa‘ipio, Āhualoa, Portion of Kamuela, Pleas- <br />ant Acres, Nani Waimea, Kamuela Highlands, Kamuela Lakeland, Kamuela Meadows, Kamuela Havens) <br />E. Koohan Paik-Mander grew up in Korea, Guam and California, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from <br />New York University in Dramatic Writing. Presently, she has been living in Kukuihaele, just topside of <br />Wa'ipio Valley, and is employed by the 501(c)3 non-profit, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action <br />(HAPA) as Director of Development. Part of her responsibilities at HAPA include advocating for tradi- <br />tional stewardship of natural resources and resisting the continuing sprawl of luxury developments in <br />Hawaii. Prior to 2012, she had resided on Kauai for 20 years. While on that island, she helped to found <br />the Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice. She also taught media literacy at Ke Kula Niihau O <br />Kekaha, a charter school on Kauai's west side that serves the local Niihau community. <br />KAI‘ENA BISHAW II TERM: 1/1/15 - 12/31/19 <br />Council District 2: Portion of South Hilo (Downtown Hilo, Bayfront, Wailoa, Portion of Waiākea Houselots, <br />University Heights, Komohana Gardens, Portion of Waiākea-Uka, Lanakila, Mohouli, Ainako, Kaūmana, <br />Pi‘ihonua, Wailuku, Waiānuenue) <br />Kai’ena Bishaw II, born and raised in Hawaii and a 20 year resident of Hawaii Island. He presently <br />works for RCUH/USGS as a botanical geological hydrological research specialist studying native forest <br />infrastructure across various watersheds on Hawaii Island under the label of Climate Science and Cli- <br />mate Change. Through his experiences and knowledge, his wishes are: to support, to provide, and to <br />advise this commission down a PONO path for the environment and its relationship to its people. <br />SHELLIE BEE ALLEN NAUNGAYAN TERM: 1/1/ - 12/31/ <br />: Portion of South Hilo, Portion of Kea‘au (Banyan Drive, Keaukaha, Hilo Industrial <br />Area, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Puainako Houselots, Kawailani Houselots, Haihai Subdivision, Por- <br />tion of Waiākea Homesteads, Waiākea-Uka, Pana‘ewa, Macadamia Nut Farms, 8-1/2 mile Camp, <br />Kūlani, Kea‘au Shopping Area, Kea‘au High School) <br />Shellie Bee Allen Naungayan was born in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, and has live in Hilo since 1971. She gradu- <br />ated from Konawaena HS; received her Bachelor’s in English and Secondary Education from UH Hilo; <br />and her Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, <br />Utah. Her research was in curriculum development in the area of Gifted and Talented education. Dur- <br />ing a teaching career of 34 years, she taught Expository Writing and British, American, and World Lit- <br />erature, primarily as Waiā kea HS. She received national recognition at the National Council of Teach- <br />ers of English and at the College Composition and Communication Convention (CCCC).