Board and Staff Members

About Our Team

Waikele is a master planned community on the Leeward side of Oahu that was developed by the Amfac Corporation back in 1991. This development project began with the construction of two multi-family complexes and one single-family subdivision. Today, the Waikele Community Association (WCA) stands as one of the premier planned communities in the State of Hawaii. Waikele now has 12 multi-family town home complexes and 9 single-family subdivisions. In addition to these 2937 homes, the Waikele community also has two privately owned shopping centers, a fire station, elementary school, championship golf course, and two parks which are maintained by the City and County of Honolulu. 

WCA Staff Members

Malcolm Ching

General Manager, AMS, PCAM

Malcolm started with the Waikele Community Association in 1997. As a Covenants Specialist he introduced the use of digital photography as a effective tool for enforcement. He was promoted to Covenants Manager in 2000 and then unto General Manager in 2003.

He currently holds an Association Management Specialist (AMS) and a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by the Community Association Institute (CAI).

Malcolm is best known as the founder of TAAG (Taking Action Against Graffiti). Hawaii’s first fast response graffiti team that started in 2004. TAAG has gain the reputation of being one of the most effective and successful anti-graffiti teams in the State of Hawaii with over 40 dedicated volunteers that patrol the Waikele community on a daily basis. TAAG has been featured on KHON , KITV, the Honolulu Advertiser, the Honolulu Star Bulletin, and radio interviews with Rick Hamada and Senator Fred Hemmings.

In 2008, Malcolm became the first recipient of the “Aaron Chaney Property Manager of the Year” award sponsored by Building Management Hawaii magazine.

Duane K. Samson

Covenants & Community Relations Officer

Duane was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu and graduated from Kailua High School Class of 1983. 

He retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 2013 with 27 years of service. During Police Week in 2013, He was nominated and selected as the Sergeant/Police Officer of the year. His last tour of duty in HPD, he was assigned to the District IV, Community Policing Team. His duties included planning and training for all Neighborhood Security Watch and Citizen’s Patrol members, intake of all community concerns and complaints, and partnering with the community, government and private agencies to find positive outcomes and solutions to their concerns and complaints.

Shortly after retiring he was hired as Chief of Security and Safety by the Makaha Valley Towers, from 2015-2018. He managed the condominium’s covenant violations and penalties. While Chief, he was responsible for closures of a couple of known drug houses within the complex and implementing a zero tolerance for trespassing and crime.

His philosophies are “partnering and working together will solve many community concerns,” “getting to know your neighbor and being the eyes and ears for the police department will create place of wellness,”  and “see something, say something” Call 911. 


Krysten Furukawa

Executive Assistant

Krysten started with the Waikele Community Association in March of 2012 as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Executive Assistant in January of 2018. She was born and raised in Hawaii. As a graduate of James Campbell High School, Krysten went on to earn her Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii – West Oahu in 2011.

Waikele Ohana. Waikele Community Association - WCAMitsuo Shito

President Emeritus, WCA

In 1996, the Waikele Community Association elected Mitsuo “Mits” Shito as the first homeowner Board President. As an original owner of Golf Club Estates, Mits Shito guided Waikele from its early years of development to become the award winning master planned community it is today. Mr. Shito was well respected throughout the State of Hawaii, serving many years in the State House of Representatives. During his 14 years as a Legislator, Mr. Shito made many contributions to the Pearl City and Waipahu District that we still benefit from till this day.  He also served 42 years in the Hawaii Army National Guard, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major. Prior to joining the WCA Board of Directors, Mr. Shito also served several years as chairman of the WCA Modifications Committee. On February 12, 2010, Mr. Shito passed away at the age of 79 years. The Waikele Community Association will be forever grateful to Mits Shito.  For it was through his leadership and vision that Waikele gain the reputation as Hawaii’s Premier Planned Community and will continue to be preserved for our future generations.

Darrell Young

President, WCA Board of Directors

Darrell Young has been on the WCA Board of Directors since 1996 and was one of the original five members elected to the Board. He is an original homeowner from the Champions subdivision and also sits on the Champions Neighborhood Committee.

Mr. Young continuous to be an active supporter for improvements within the Waikele community, and has extensive experience working with our State and City lawmakers which has benefited our community in many ways.

Jim Carberry

Vice President, WCA Board of Directors

Prior to joining the WCA Board of Directors in 2002, Jim Carberry served as valuable member of the WCA Modifications Committee. Mr. Carberry is one that truly places the needs of the Waikele homeowners first. As a Board Member, he was instrumental for the WCA installing concrete stools along Paiwa Street to assist our daily walkers and joggers.

Mr. Carberry is a homeowner in the Classics subdivision and also enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.

Dennis Makabe

Treasurer, WCA Board of Directors

Denton Chun 

Secretary, WCA Board of Directors

Denton Chun was elected to the WCA Board of Directors in March of 2010. He is a Classics at Waikele resident, and also dedicated member of the community volunteer group called TAAG (Taking Action Against Graffiti).
Denton is a graduate of Damien Memorial School, and a past president of the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, a leadership training organization for young individuals. He is also active with several Chinese service organizations which coordinate activities and projects in the Chinese community.

Mary Higa

Director, WCA Board of Directors

Mary was elected into the WCA Board of Directors in October 2021.  She has been a resident of Waikele since 1997 in Ho'omaka Village and Viewpointe of Waikele.  She and her husband raised two boys who started their education in preschool at Waikele Elementary where she still volunteers there to this day.  From February 6, 2008, Mary and her family joined the T.A.A.G. team. They continue to regularly volunteer with WCA and Leeward Community Church.

Mary had been in Management in Pizza Hut and Outrigger Hotels.  She had also worked in Customer and Field Services with the Hawaiian Electric Company.  She was employed at UH, Leeward College, and Waikele Elementary.  She was the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer at the parent board of Hawaii Technology Academy's Ohana Committee.