Election of new officers will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, April 25th from 11 am to 12 noon during our conference. The following are the four nominees for board of director positions.
Neida Bangerter, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Since 2009, Neida has been the Director of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery where she oversees curating, organizing and designing of exhibitions, and education programming in the gallery. In addition, she is a master teaching artist and provides visual arts instruction for students, and teaches professional development workshops for teachers and artists both locally and nationally. Her community work includes the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Advanced Teaching Artist Roster. Neida was an HMA Board Director from 2009-2011, and Board Vice President from 2011-2013.
Maja Clark, Shangri La, Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures, O‘ahu
Maja joined the Shangri La staff in November 2003 and currently holds the position of Collections Manager. She has primary responsibility for the overall management of access to and recordkeeping for Shangri La’s collections, including the museum collection of Islamic art, historical and institutional archives, and architectural elements. Maja holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, School of Art; a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Keahe Davis, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, O‘ahu
Keahe is the Education Specialist at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, located at historic Ali`iōlani Hale (Hawai`i State Supreme Court Building). He is responsible for development, implementation and coordination of educational programs, including tour programs, and conducts teacher professional development workshops. He volunteers his time as a docent at `Iolani Palace, and is hula `ōlapa for Hālau Nā Wainohia. Keahe attended UH Mānoa focusing on Hawaiian Studies and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in European Studies.
Noa Dettweiler, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, O‘ahu
Since 2009, Noa has been General Counsel at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum where he directly oversees the Anthropology, Archives, and Ethnology Departments, as well as other departments. His expertise is in Native Hawaiian rights, and historic preservation federal laws. He also performs community service as a Court Annexed Arbitrator for the State of Hawai‘i, and is a board director for the Waimanalo Health Center. He has a B.A. from Brigham Young University–Hawai‘i, and a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.