Board of directors
Just like our team members on the ground helping families, HCL’s board members understand and appreciate the same values. Kui, Noelle, Thomas, Sunshine and Billy are all knowledgeable, compassionate stewarts of native Hawaiian ancestry who are working to secure the funds needed to continue HCL’s mission: to help solve Hawai‘i’s housing crisis.
President – Felicity “Kui” Meyer was raised on the island of O‘ahu. She is a Branch Manager and Residential Loan Officer at SecurityNational Mortgage Company. With over 30 years in the mortgage industry, Kui knows how to work with homeowners, buyers, builders and real estate professionals to help members of her community gain and retain homeownership.
Over the years, she has served as a board member for many local nonprofits dedicated to building foundations for future generations through homeownership, with a particular focus on native Hawaiians and transactions on Hawaiian Home Lands.
Vice President – Noelle Kai grew up on the island of Kaua‘i. She currently works as a paralegal for the Grad Law Firm, specializing in mortgage and real estate transactions. Noelle brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries having most recently worked for Premier Title and Escrow.
From her career beginnings at City Bank, she expanded into a diverse 20-year real estate career covering transaction management, property sales, escrow processing, and client management. During that time, she also built a successful mobile notary business.
Treasurer – Thomas Atou is born and raised on the islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. He is a planner with the City and County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in community-based economic development, and recently served as manager of the $27-million Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund.
He is knowledgeable in managing federal and philanthropic grants and contracts, as well as in providing entrepreneurship training, management of a business incubator, and administration of a micro-loan program for Pacific Islanders.
Board Member – Billy Pieper is born and raised on the island of O‘ahu. He is Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Partnerships with American Savings Bank and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Billy currently serves as Board Chair Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, and Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.
He is a board member for Pacific Islanders in Communication and the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Foundation, serves as a member of the advancement committee for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and is a campaign committee member for the American Heart Association.
Board Member – Sunshine Topping is born and raised on the island of Hawai‘i. She is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness with Hawai‘i Pacific Health and has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
Sunshine currently serves as a Trustee of the King Lunalilo Trust and as a Board member for Housing Solutions, the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, and the Special Olympics of Hawai‘i.