About Us

One Kalakaua Senior Living is a fee-simple condominium multipurpose senior living community that exists to support the current and enhance the future lifestyle needs of our residents. An elected Board of Directors governs our community, which is managed by the Board, a Property Management company, and our Executive Director.

There are no restrictions on purchase of condominium units. However, primary occupants must be 55 years or older to reside at One Kalakaua.

Our Mission

We strive to be the leader in senior living by providing a gracious, friendly, and
secure residential community that offers residents and their families peace of
mind through wellness and assisted living programs that support the
continuum of care and “aging in place”.

Our Values

We strive for quality in everything we do. We are committed to excellence in performance.

We promote choice. At all times we offer our residents, their families, and our employees’ personal choice.

We respect individuality. We understand the unique needs of our residents, families, and employees. We accept differences and uniqueness.

We honor dignity. In all situations, every resident, family member, and employee deserves respect and privacy.

Board of Directors


Paul Schwind

Paul received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. His career entailed teaching Geography and Planning at UH-Manoa, and working for the State of Hawaii as Planning Program Administrator with the Department of Agriculture. Upon early retirement, he obtained a law degree from William S. Richardson School of Law, and passed the bar exam in 2001. Paul has experience in civil litigation, land use and condo law, and legislative bill drafting; he retired from his legal second career in 2009. He served many years on the Board of Directors of 2033 Nuuanu, including two terms as President. Paul is a life-long lover of classical music and opera, both in the audience and as an orchestra and chorus member. He has served on One Kalakaua’s Board of Directors for 6 years as Secretary, and is currently our President. His term expires in 2024.

Vice President

James Williams

Jim lived at the Honolulu Tower for over 25 years and served on their Board of Directors for about 10 years, including 4 years as Board Chair. He was the Administrator of the State agency (EUTF) that provides health benefits to over 100,000 state and county workers and retirees. He served on the Hawaii State Board of Education, and was appointed to several other State boards by three Governors. Jim was the President and (later) interim Executive Director of the 13,000 member HSTA. He co-founded Voyager Public Charter School and also taught at Kaunakakai School and Molokai High School. He has served on One Kalakaua’s Board of Directors for 1 year as Vice President/Treasurer, and is currently our Vice-President. His term expires in 2024.


June Ibara

June was born and raised in Wahiawa. She attended the University of Hawaii and University of Oregon where she majored in Math and Computer Education. She taught math for the DOE at various high schools in the State. She also taught nurses and physicians how to use the personal computer for two years at the Queen’s Medical Center. She lived in Hilo for 20+ years where she retired from the DOE and did a lot of volunteer work at the County Senior Center and the Panaewa Zoo and Gardens. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hilo Senior Net, the Panaewa Zoo, and a previous condo. She continues her volunteer work here at One Kalakaua assisting in various activities and teaching basic computer classes. She is also a member of the Finance Committee. June served on One Kalakaua’s Board of Directors for 7 months as Director and 3 years as Vice President, 1 year as President and is currently our Treasurer. Her term expires in 2025.


Henry Miyamoto

Henry “Hank” Miyamoto was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii and earned a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He worked as a design engineer for several local consulting engineering firms and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He later worked for the Department of the Army in Hawaii, Japan and South Korea. He retired as a Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is married to Merle Kumura and has two children and three grandchildren. Hank was appointed to One Kalakaua’s Board of Directors in 2023 and is currently our Secretary. His appointment expires in 2024.


Carol Shimokawa

Carol attended Cornell University for her Bachelor’s degree, and the University of Hawaii for a Master’s degree in Education.  She currently works as President and General Manager of Downstream, Inc., a general engineering construction firm. Carol previously worked as an Office Manager for KSF, Inc., a consulting structural engineering and construction management firm; as an instructor at Punahou School for Asian Studies and Japanese Language; as a FF&E Procurement Manager for a construction management firm for the $50M Rehabilitation of the Historic Moana Hotel; and as a Flight Attendant for Pan American Airlines. She was also the Owner's representative and construction manager for Kyoya Company, Ltd., owner of the Moana Hotel. Carol has served on the One Kalakaua Board of Directors as a Director for 13 years. Her term expires in 2024.

  • Leina Ijacic

    Executive Director

  • Jan April

    Facility Operations Manager

  • Katrice Kau

    Human Resources Manager

  • Linda Vares

    Resident Relations Manager

  • Wendee Nishimura

    Food & Beverage Manager

  • Miwa Ito

    Accounting Manager

  • Tiffany Kaspo

    Information Systems Manager

  • Joy Martin

    Director of Nursing

  • Denise Maddela

    RN Quality Manager

King David Kalākaua otherwise known as the Merrie Monarch, was recognized as bringing back the Hawaiian teachings of the arts, medicine, music, and dance. As he strove to ignite a renewed sense of pride in all things Hawaiian, he revitalized the Hawaiian culture and language through hula. His love of Hawaiian music, dance and culture continues to carry on as we maintain the pride of the Hawaiian culture through song and dance.

“Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people”. - King David Kalākaua