Board of Directors

Ynyr & Corrie Agon
Frank & Beatrice Hawk

“We are pleased to be associated with Hawaii Therapeutic Horseback Riding and will continue to offer our support in aiding underprivileged youth and military members (active, retired and disabled) as the program continues to grow”.

Kehau Makaila
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Allen Ho

He is a decorated Army Combat Medic from the Vietnam War. He earned a law degree from the University of Hawaii and worked in the City & County of Honolulu and also served as a District Court Judge. His public service includes the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, the Land Use Commission and the Stadium Authority.  He is currently is in private practice. He has served on the Congressional Commission of Veterans Readjustment as well as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and has received numerous commendations and awards for his decades of public and community service. He is very proud of his efforts in helping to improve the lives of soldiers and their families during their years in uniform.  His passion for horses, stems from his Hawaiian kupuna who were among the first Paniolo. He is a descendant of one of the first Vaquero of California. An accomplished horseman, he has played the ancient sport of Polo for 37 yrs. and is the current president of the Honolulu Polo Club. He recently received the General George Patton Award for his years of service of promoting Army Polo, issued by the United States Polo Association.

Kalei Stern

Kalei Stern has experience in the management of initiatives that advance individuals and communities in Hawai‘i. She is a strong proponent of education at all levels, previously managing scholarship programs for college and university students, and currently teaching in the middle grades at Mid-Pacific Institute.  

Kalei’s commitment to community leadership includes previous positions on the boards of Kanu Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business Alumni Association, College Connections, and KAI LOA, the non-profit affiliate of Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Charter School.

Kalei is a life long resident of Windward O‘ahu. She graduated from Kamehameha Schools; earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California; and received a master’s in business administration from the Executive MBA program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Bill Kirton