People + Partners

Meet The Elemental Excelerator Team

Strategy & Partnerships

Melissa Uhl

Chief of Staff

Nina Ali

Strategic Initiatives

Matt Logan

Partnerships Manager

Mike Jackson

Investor in Residence

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Rozie Kennedy

Director of Impact Partnerships

Saritha Peruri

Head of Corporate Partnerships

Aneri Pradhan

Senior Partnerships Manager

Startup Acceleration

Ramsay Siegal

Managing Director, Accelerator

Sara Chandler

Managing Director, Equity & Access

Kim Candid

Kim Baker

Director of Innovation, Water

Danya Hakeem

Director of Innovation, Agriculture & Circular Economy

Danielle Harris

Director of Innovation, Mobility

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Nneka Uzoh

Director of Innovation, Energy

Sherrie Totoki

Director of Accelerator Operations

Amanda Denney

Pipeline & Dealflow Manager

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Nathaly Moreno

Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access 

Karina Soria Mendoza

Portfolio Fellow

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Peter Fiske

Market Intelligence Coach, Go-to-Market Track

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Julia Murphy

Financier in Residence

Community Activation

Tiffany Huynh

Director of External Affairs, Hawaiʻi

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Roya Dennis

Career Pathways Manager

Pam Chasuta Anukoolthamchote

Senior Partnerships and Policy Manager

Operations & Finance

Mike Curtis

Managing Director, Finance

Lisa Kanehiro


Jamila Jarmon

In-House Counsel

Benny Kim

Executive Assistant

Brenda Hearn

Office Manager


Tate Castillo

Legal Intern


Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Communications

Ian Chipman

Director of Content & Media

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Bobby Bailey


Lani Cobb

Events Manager

Carmen Ayala

Communications Fellow

Board of Directors

Laurene Powell Jobs

| Board Chair
Emerson Collective

Dawn Lippert

| Board Member
Elemental Excelerator

Kelvin Taketa

| Board Member
Past President/CEO
Hawaii Community Foundation

David Crane

| Board Member
Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital System

Maurice Kaya

| Director Emeritus
Elemental Excelerator


Aimee Barnes

| Board Advisor
Former Senior Advisor
Office of Governor Brown, State of California

Ernest Moniz

| Board Advisor
CEO and Co-chair
Nuclear Threat Initiative CEO
Energy Futures Initiative

Peter Seligmann

| Board Advisor
CEO and Co-founder
Nia Tero

Brad Powell

| Board Advisor
Managing Director, Investments
Emerson Collective

Vivian Yasunaga

| Board Advisor
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
Child & Family Service