Jesse Broder Van Dyke – director of communications. Broder Van Dyke served as the director of communications for U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka until the senator’s recent retirement. He has extensive experience in media relations, writing, social media management, and has served as a news producer and assignment editor for KHON –TV.
Cabinet Directors (in alphabetical order)
Michael D. Formby – director of transportation services. Formby served as the interim director of transportation under the Lingle administration, where he oversaw the management of the Airports, Harbors and Highways divisions.
Prior to that, he was the deputy director of the Harbors Division. At the DOT state level, he worked extensively on project planning and implementation, and with the state’s environmental assessment and environmental impact statement process. Formby is an attorney; he has been a litigator for the past 20 years, and has taught at the William S. Richardson School of Law and Hawaii Pacific University. He supports Mayor Caldwell’s vision for rail and other transportation issues.
Lori Kahikina – director of environmental services. Kahikina served as the director of design and construction in the Carlisle administration, where she oversaw and maintained the capital improvement project budgets for various city agencies, and directed the planning, engineering, design, construction and improvements of public buildings, streets, roads, bridges, wastewater facilities, and transportation systems.
She has also worked in the Department of Environmental Services in the Division of Collection System Maintenance where she has extensive experience related to the city’s wastewater system. Kahikina is a Civil Engineer.
Sheri Kajiwara – director of customer services. Kajiwara is the former Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Prudential Advantage Realty, a local, award winning, real estate firm. She rejoins the city with over 12 years of experience in the Mayor & Managing Director’s Office handling community concerns. Kajiwara also voluntarily coordinated Honolulu City Lights for over a decade.
Carolee C. Kubo – director of human resources. Kubo has over 22 years of experience in the human resources and labor relations arena. She served as the Human Resources Manager/Labor Relations for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, as a Field Officer for the Hawaii Government Employees Association, and as an Unemployment Insurance Specialist for the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. She is knowledgeable on personnel management and administration, private and public sector collective bargaining laws, and workplace issues.
Pamela Witty Oakland – director of community services. Witty Oakland served as vice president of Asset Management for the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. In that position, she managed leasing and property management teams for a $78 million real estate portfolio, developed and implemented a resident service coordination program for fixed income seniors, and directed the financing, development and construction of the Franciscan Vistas Ewa project which was financed with low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds. Prior to the work at St. Francis, she was a legislative researcher for the Senate President and an executive assistant to the City Council Chair.
Mark Knapp Rigg – director of emergency services. Rigg has served with the Emergency Services Department for 30 years. He started as a paramedic in 1982 and worked his way up as a unit supervisor and field operations supervisor. He most recently served as the Deputy Director, responsible for budget preparation and management, administration of collective bargaining agreements, personnel management and external relations. He is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, and a Mobile Intensive Care Technician/Mobile Emergency Care.