Workforce Development Board


The Maui County Workforce Development Board provides oversight of integrated programs under the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the County of Maui and leads efforts to engage with a diverse range of job seekers, training providers, program providers and businesses to implement career pathways for job seekers and essential services for employer businesses.  
The MCWDB is a nineteen (19) member Board which ensures that a minimum of 51% of its members are from the private sector. 

Executive Committee

  • Leslie Wilkins - Chair
  • Cristina Schenk, Vice-Chair
  • Kyoko Kimura, Chair Governance Comm.
  • Deanna Garcia, Chair Youth Comm.
  • Debbie Cabebe, Chair Youth Comm.
  • Bob Johnston, Chair Sector Strategies Comm.

Board Roster

  • Michelle Bruce, Goodfellows Brothers Inc.
  • Kimo Falconer, Maui Grown Coffee, Inc.
  • Deanna Garcia, Akimeka LLC
  • Karen Hanada, UH Maui College
  • Bill Kamai, Carpenters Union Local 745
  • Kyoko Kimura, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
  • Michael Rembis, Maui Health System
  • Ray Shimabuku, IBEW Local 1186
  • Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Dev Board
  • Kwanza Woodson, HI Employment Agency
  • Debbie Cabebe, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
  • Kay Fukumoto, Office of Economic Development
  • Kurt Ginoza, McKinley Comm School for Adults
  • Bob Johnston, Hawaii Pacific Solar, LLC
  • Kevin Kimizuka, Workforce Development Division
  • Shirley Rawlins, Texaco Kaunakakai
  • Cristina Schenk, Merriman Restaurants
  • Cyrus Kodani, ILWU Local 142
  • Grant Wilson, State of Hawaii Division Voc Rehab

On the State level, the Executive Director of the WDB represents the Mayor on the Workforce Development Council (WDC), the statewide workforce development entity.

Agendas and Minutes

View available agendas and minutes for the Maui County Workforce Development Board.

WIOA Local Plan - Maui County

The Workforce Development Board of Maui County in coordination with the Office of Economic Development, as part of its continuing effort to inform the public, refer to the link below to view the plan.
  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act - Local Plan

  • Contact Information

    Supporting Department: Office of the Mayor
    Phone: (808) 270-7855