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 Board Members
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 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.
Vice President WCA
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.
Mel Morita currently serves a dual role for the WCA as Board Director and as a member of the Modifications Committee. He previously resided in the Pearl City Palisades subdivision prior to relocating to Sunset Pointe in Waikele.
Mr. Morita is also an active member of the Waikele TAAG Team which patrols the community on a daily basis to clean up unsightly graffiti damage.
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.
WCA Staff Members
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.
Natasha started with the Waikele Community Association in August of 2011, as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Covenants Specialist in March of 2012. Born and raised in Hawaii, she graduated from Pearl City High School in 2002.
Krysten started with the Waikele Community Association in March 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She was born and raised here in Hawaii. As a graduate of James Campbell High School Krysten went on to attend Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, eventually returning to Hawaii to graduate with her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii – West Oahu in 2011.