Advisory Board Members
Elena is Elemental Excelerator’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) advocate who supports the ongoing vision of student success for Hawai’i’s K-12 learners. Outside of the office, Elena is a true blue Ka‘imukī townie and an aficionado of 80’s rap lyrics. You’ll find her scouring the streets and social media for the best homegrown fashion Polynesia has to offer, with her daughter in tow.
Harvey is responsible for financial reporting and analysis for HONBLUE Inc.which includes its divisions Electric Pencil, Jet Graphics, Zoombis and Brue. Further, Harvey is an active philanthropist with a track record of selfless donations to support Hawaii’s communities.
Ian is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations, Ian Bigelow is responsible for identifying and creating strategic business development opportunities and acquisitions, in addition to overseeing the operations of our subsidiary business lines, including Property Management and other key business initiatives.
Dr. Abhari is committed to digital transformation and data-driven applications for social innovation, open entrepreneurship, and alternative education. He founded STEMD2 R&D Group to support STEM education in underserved communities and led federally-funded research projects in professional development, connectivist learning, and mathematics education. Dr. Abhari is an Assistant Professor of MIS at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. He has a Ph.D. in Communication & Information Sciences with interdisciplinary backgrounds in Business and Engineering.
Leschon is currently working as a Senior IT Project Manager for Kamehameha Schools and building a non-profit organization called TheGr8Commission which will provide a networking and sharing economy website for service volunteers. Leschon was born in Chicago, raised in Texas, and currently resides in Honolulu.
Mark is a co-founder of Foundation 9 Entertainment (F9E), which grew to be the largest independent game developer in the world. During his 11+ years in growing this business, Mr. Loughridge oversaw the creative direction of the company, spearheaded new product development, and provided leadership on strategic planning. Mr. Loughridge sold his stake in 2006 and now invests in a variety of projects, with a particular interest in educational innovations and technologies that foster creativity.
Robin served as President and CEO of the AIG Hawaii Insurance Company Family of Companies. He was Insurance Commissioner for the State of Hawaii, District Director and Counsel for the SBA’s Honolulu Office, and practiced law in the private and public sectors. Campaniano also engages with Hawaii based non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, organizational structure. He also mentors, counsels and coaches within the organizations with which he is engaged, as well as with individuals throughout the state.
Louise K.Y. Ing is Director with Alston, Hunt, Floyd, and Ing. Her litigation and dispute resolution practice covers areas of law that impact businesses and business people on a daily basis, including contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and intellectual property. Louise has received numerous awards including Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement Award in 2016 and Best Lawyers in America’s® 2015 Hawai‘i Lawyer of the Year for both Bankruptcy and Bet-the-Company Litigation. She active with a number of organizations in the state. She serves local nonprofits and business through her board of directors work with the University of Hawai`i Foundation, Child & Family Service, Hawaii State Bar Foundation and Island Holdings.
Alice is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happiness University. She is an expert life guide, and author of six nationally award-winning books on life wisdom, self-growth and happiness. She has two columns, one in MidWeek titled “A Mindful Moment,” and and an award-winning column in the Sunday Star-Advertiser called “Go Ask Alice” that offers pertinent life guidance. Through Happiness U, she helps both companies and individuals develop positive mindsets in order to live more inspired in both their professional and private lives. yourhappinessu.com
Ellise Fujii, Advisory Board Member
Ellise Fujii is the Director of Development and Marketing at the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council. The Honolulu-based Aloha Council serves nearly 11,000 Scouts on Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, as well as American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Prior to joining the Aloha Council, she provided development, marketing, and public relations consulting services to a broad range of for-profit clients in the hospitality, restaurant, real estate, and retail sectors; as well as non-profit organizations serving Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.