Common Cause Hawaii Board of Directors as of December 2019
Tony is a Honolulu attorney who has practiced at the law firm Schlack Ito, LLLC where he focused on civil litigation, and also worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. In addition to his work with Common Cause Hawaii, Tony is also a board member of the Litigation Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Nikki Love Kingman – Executive Director Emeritus, Secretary
Nikki Love Kingman helped to rebuild Common Cause Hawaii starting in 2007 and served as its executive director until 2012. She has worked for the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, Hawaii State Legislature, City & County of Honolulu, and Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and Civil Society, and taught public policy and public administration at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nikki has a bachelors degree in political science from Stanford University and a masters degree in public policy from Georgetown University.
Ian Lind is a well-known advocate for open and ethical government in Hawaii. He served as executive director of Common Cause Hawaii during the mid-1980s. Later he published an independent newsletter on money and politics in the islands, went on to become an award winning investigative reporter for a Honolulu daily newspaper, and has continued to win awards as an online columnist. He has written regularly about Hawaii politics, media, and more since 2000 at his blog, iLind.net.
Brodie Lockard is the founder of the Hawaii chapter of 350.org, the world’s largest organization dedicated to fighting climate change. He is passionate about campaign finance reform. He served as board member and Treasurer for Voter Owned Hawaii, and as Hawaii and Alaska Regional Coordinator for MoveOn.org during the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. Brodie is currently the Hawaii State Climate Lead for Organizing For Action. He has also volunteered with Move to Amend and Sierra Club, and done grassroots organizing for Public Citizen. Brodie earned a B.A.S. in English and Mathematical Sciences, and an M.A. in Computer-Based Education, both from Stanford University.
Larry Meacham, Executive Director Emeritus
David Miyashiro is founding executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN, a local education advocacy non-profit organization that works with communities and people of all sectors to promote educational equity in Hawaii. His interest in policy and advocacy started with his experience as a DOE special education middle school teacher during Furlough Fridays. He has seen the power of community action during his professional experience with the U.S. Senate, political campaigns, and Teach For America-Hawaii. David also serves as an elected member of the Kailua Neighborhood Board.
Ben Trevino is an experienced entrepreneur and technologist. Currently working for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit, Trevino was a founder of Interisland Terminal, a Honolulu-based non-profit organization with projects including community spaces, the Kaka‘ako Agora, and R&D Bookstore and Cafe. Prior to HART, Trevino was with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) where he was the architect of the UHERO Dashboard Project, a community data visualization portal for Hawaii data. He has held previous positions with Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, the Hawaii International Film Festival and Google.
Danielle Bass is the Sustainability Coordinator for the State of Hawaii within the State’s Office of Planning, Danielle emphasizes the comprehensive planning, coordination, and economic importance of Hawaii’s sustainability and climate change policies, practices, and goals for state government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. She previously served as the Legislative Manager for the committees on Water and Land; Transportation; Health; Consumer Protection and Commerce; and Tourism and Cultural Affairs in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. Danielle is active in many Mililani and Central Oahu community organizations. Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and a post-graduate degree in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
Dave is a retired US Navy Commander and IT project manager/systems analyst. He is active in several Honolulu community give-back efforts and assists Common Cause Hawaii in IT and media matters. He has been Secretary of his US Naval Academy Class of 1965 for nearly 55 years. He also supports IT and data management efforts at Hawaii Public Radio. He has a BS in Naval Engineering from USNA and a MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.