Board of Directors
Jeremy McComber, of Hilo, has established experience in affordable housing programs – working for 12 years in various capacities with the County’s Office of Housing and Community Development, followed by three years with HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. as Director of Operations for the organization’s various homeless programs. For the past six years, Jeremy has been part of the team at Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation as Chief of Operations of its mutual self-help and multi-family housing development programs. In addition to his service as a board member at Neighborhood Place of Puna, Jeremy also serves on the board of directors for the Keaukaha School Foundation and the newly-formed non-profit Aloha Critter Club.
Clarysse Kami Nunokawa
Born and raised on Hawai`i Island, Clarysse Kami Nunokawa is currently retired after years of service in government and the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of Hilo High School, and earned a master of social work degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She and her husband Randy returned home to Hawai`i Island in 2003 after 20 years of living and working in Honolulu. Serving as Executive Assistant to Mayor Billy Kenoi and overseeing statewide initiatives for the Hawai`i Community Foundation honed her skills in working with community, facilitating groups and managing large state and federal grants.
Lauri Redus currently lives in Volcano with her husband of 20 years. With 30 years of experience in Healthcare Lauri has spent the last five years growing and managing our Rural Health Clinics here in East Hawaii. Originally from Texarkana, Texas, she has earned BAs from the University of Austin and from Ottawa University. She holds a BS from Belmont University and a MA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. She has also worked with various Medical Mission organizations in Haiti, Guatemala, and Africa.