Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Officers for the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation serve in a completely voluntary capacity and receive neither compensation nor remuneration for their service.

Joan Gribbin-Aiu - Executive Director/President
Katherine Kealoha - Director/Vice-President
Debbie Luna - Director/Treasurer and Secretary
Sidney A. Hayakawa - Director
Ku`uhaku Park - Director
Rick Ornellas - Director
Rusty Spray - Director
Thomas K. Cayetano - Director


Joan Gribbin-Aiu

As the Executive Director of the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, Ms. Gribbin-Aiu has a long history with law enforcement in Hawaii, California, and Florida. She is the wife of Thomas K. Aiu, JD, a retired Special Agent with DEA, sister-in-law to HPD Lt. David Eber, and close family friend to LAPD Lt. (and Los Angeles Police Protective League Director) Brian Johnson and MSgt./DEA Task Force Officer Steve Diaz of the Sunny Isles Beach (FL) Police Department. Ms. Gribbin-Aiu remains active with Hawaii's law enforcement community.

Ms. Gribbin-Aiu is also a Survivor following the death of her daughter's father, Bryant Bayne, a HPD SWAT Officer. She was also a close friend of HPD Officer Troy Barboza who was killed while operating in an undercover assignment.

Ms. Gribbin-Aiu formed the Foundation as a non-profit corporation with the dream of someday building a Memorial to honor those men and women who selflessly gave of themselves in service and protection of the people of Hawaii. During the 25th Legislative Session, she petitioned the House of Representative and Senate for a measure supporting the Memorial. She closely followed House Concurrent Resolution 139 through every committee, spoke to numerous supporters, and testified at every hearing. Following HCR 139's passage, she filed the necessary IRS paperwork requesting 501(c)(3) exemption status and then carefully selected a handful of individuals who, like her, believed in the vision of a Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial.

Ms. Gribbin-Aiu, a homemaker and mother of four, is the former Director of Membership at the Hawaii Hotel Association, Ex-Officio and past president of the Star of the Sea PTG, and East Honolulu Food Festival Silent Auction Chair. She stands ready, along with her Board of Directors, to ensure that the Memorial becomes a reality.

Katherine Puana Kealoha

The Foundation appreciates the exceptional breadth of experience of Ms. Katherine Puana Kealoha. Ms. Kealoha is currently a Supervising Deputy Prosecutor at the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office. Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC), the state counterpart to the EPA, following an appointment by Governor Linda Lingle in February 2008. Ms. Kealoha possesses more than 15 years of litigation experience having previously worked in the Career Criminal Division of the Prosecutor's Office where she later established the environmental crimes unit. She also held her own private practice, the Law Office of Katherine Puana Kealoha and Associates, and is adept in areas of family, real estate, business, and criminal and civil law. In July 2010, the Judicial Selection Committee nominated Ms. Kealoha to a state District Court judgeship.

Ms. Kealoha served as program budget analyst with the State Committee on Ways and Means during the 1991-1992 legislative session. There, she evaluated operating budgets and alternative funding methods for OHA, the Waikiki Aquarium, and other state entities.

Ms. Kealoha is the wife of Louis Kealoha, Chief of Police of the Honolulu Police Department. Since 1996, she has served as an adjunct Professor at Chaminade University. Ms. Kealoha is active in law enforcement events and programs throughout the state. In addition to her busy schedule, Ms. Kealoha sits on the Board of Directors for Star of the Sea School and the Kahala Community Association.

A graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, Ms. Kealoha earned a bachelors degree in political science as well as a Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University. She later attended the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of law where she received her Juris Doctorate.

Debbie Luna

The Foundation appreciates the exceptional breadth of experience of Ms. Debbie Luna. Ms. Luna is currently the Administrative Assistant at Star of the Sea School. Her primary responsibilities include coordination of the institution's schedule and extra-curricular events, all of which ensure the smooth daily operation of the 250 student educational facility. Ms. Luna also oversees the schools daily financials and is the current Development Officer for Star of the Sea Church.

The Foundation is fortunate to have Ms. Luna as its Director of Finance. She has over 20 years of personal and private banking experience at Bank of Hawaii. Her experience includes bank operations, trust account responsibilities and finance expertise. In addition to her vast financial responsibilities at Star of the Sea School, Ms. Luna is charged with oversight of the schools Capitol Campaign program and works directly with the Diocese of Honolulu on budgetary and finance matters.

Ms. Luna is the wife of Lt. Randy Luna, a 25 year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department. Ms. Luna is a graduate of Star of the Sea School and attended Washington State University. She is the mother of two teenage sons, a volunteer at Punahou School and since its inception in 2005, has coordinated the many aspects of the highly successful East Honolulu Food Festival. As the wife of a police officer, Ms. Luna is aware of the daily sacrifice of law enforcement personnel and is, therefore, proud to contribute to the Foundation and its philanthropic endeavors.

Sidney A. Hayakawa

The Foundation appreciates the exceptional breadth of experience of Mr. Sidney A. Hayakawa. Mr. Hayakawa is currently the Administrative Services Officer for the Department of Transportation, State of Hawaii, Airports Division. Previously, Mr. Hayakawa was the Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). As the TSA Director, he oversaw over 700 TSA employees and ensured 24/7, the safety of passengers from neighbor island, mainland, and international flights.

By gubernatorial appointment in January 1999, Mr. Hayakawa was named Deputy Director for Law Enforcement, Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii.

Mr. Hayakawa was also the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the DEA Honolulu District Office where he managed investigative and enforcement operations conducted by Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Intelligence Research Analysts, and Diversion Investigators throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. His area of responsibility included DEA offices in Honolulu (PJKK Federal Building), Honolulu International Airport, HIDTA, Wailuku, Maui, Hilo, Hawaii, Agana, Guam, and Saipan, CNMI. Mr. Hayakawa retired after 27 years with DEA, with assignments in Honolulu, HI, Quantico, VA, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hayakawa began his illustrious law enforcement career as a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department.

Ku`uhaku Park

The Foundation appreciates the exceptional breadth of experience of Mr. Ku`uhaku Park. Mr. Park is a currently the government relations advisor at Watanabe Ing, LLP. Mr. Park was most recently the Government and Public Affairs Manager for the Hawaii Division of Horizon Lines Inc., the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company. He has also been the Marketing Manager for Hawaii Family Dental Centers/Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems and Marketing Director for Westcom Productions, a sports video company in Oregon.

By gubernatorial appointment, Mr. Park was named to the State Commission on Transportation and currently serves as its Chariman. He is one of the founding members of the Hawaii Harbor Users Group, is a Director-at-Large of the Hawaii Transportation Association, and an Executive Committee Member of the Hawaii Maritime Cabotage Task Force.

Mr. Park serves on the board of directors for the Makaha Sons Foundation, the Hawaii Home Ownership Center, the Na Koa Football Club, and sits on the Bishop Museum Association Council.

Mr. Park is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Lewis & Clark College.

Rick Ornellas

The Foundation appreciates the exceptional breadth of experience of Mr. Rick Ornellas. Mr. Ornellas is currently a Realtor-Associate at Mary Worall Associates/Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. in Honolulu, HI. He presently sits on the Board of Directors with the St. Francis Hospice Council and the Honolulu Zoological Society. Mr. Ornellas also serves as a volunteer mediator with the Mediation Center of the Pacific.

Mr. Ornellas has served on the Board of Directors for Star of the Sea School, where he vice-chaired the East Honolulu Food Festival. He is a former Director with the Kahala Community Association (KCA) and a member of the Elks Club B.P.O.E 616 (Waikiki). Mr. Ornellas also served for over 20 years on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Police Relief Association (HPRA) and was the former chair of the City and County of Honolulu Salary Commission.

Mr. Ornellas is a graduate of Damien High School and Chaminade University. Upon his graduation from high school, Mr. Ornellas joined the Honolulu Police Department where he served the citizens of Honolulu in many capacities, retiring after 25 years as a Detective.

Rusty Spray

Thomas K. Cayetano

Thomas K. Aiu, JD - Foundation Advisor

The Foundation appreciates the breadth of experience of Thomas K. Aiu, JD. Mr. Aiu is a retired Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) having spent 26 years investigating narco-terrorism, organized crime, international money laundering/drug trafficking and USA Patriot Act violations in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami and overseas in Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia. Prior to DEA, Mr. Aiu was a criminal investigator with the State of Hawaii and a police officer in Los Angeles, CA. Currently Mr. Aiu is an Adjunct Professor at Chaminade University for Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice Administration specializing in Law, Agency Administration, and 21st Century Policy in Law Enforcement and Intelligence. He is also a Managing Partner at AML Solutions, LLC, a financial crimes consulting company providing due diligence and corporate governance to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Aiu is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree. His undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice Management from Chaminade University.