Hawaii Bicycling League Staff
Prior to joining HBL, Lori was the CEO and Executive Director of Bikeshare Hawaii. Over a four-year period, she led the funding,design, start up, launch, and community acceptance phases of the Honolulu bikeshare program, Biki. She used a variety of skills acquired over her career, added her passion to get more people on bikes, and her desire to give back to the community to move the initiative forward. She designed the program, raised funds, collaborated with local government, and helped the community accept a new transportation mode. In its first full year of operation, Biki became the 6th most popular system (of more than 100) in the nation.
Lori has 40+ years of senior management experience in a variety of industries in local, national and international markets. She specializes in business strategy and marketing. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she held executive leadership positions at Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America, and major advertising agencies including McCann-Erickson and Grey Advertising. McCarney’s local experience includes serving as Group Executive Vice President of Bank of Hawaii, and as an SVP of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.
She raised three sons in Honolulu and is very proud of each of them. She enjoys athletic competition as evidenced by her competing in 11 Ironman triathlons. She also recently biked more than 2,200 miles from Fargo, North Dakota to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Malia k Harunaga
Director of Membership
Malia has always loved riding bikes, and competed in keiki triathlons when she was little. She has been teaching as a League Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists for eight years, and after graduating college joined the awesome crew that is HBL at the beginning of the 2015. She is now a League of American Bicyclists Coach (one of 18 in the nation) and could not be happier spreading the joy of cycling to everyone. She loves bicycling (fixed gear & road, competing & for leisure), running, and photography. Malia is looking forward to bicycles taking over the world (or at least Hawaiʻi) in the near future!
Sateash joins the HBL team with 10 years of event planning experience, and looks forward to learning the ins and outs of planning the best bike ride events in Hawai‘i! Sateash enjoys dancing, going to shows, singing karaoke, and hanging with friends, over a good meal, a fun board game, or a day at the beach.
Director Emiritus, Advocate
Chad has been an HBL member, volunteer and bike/bus commuter from Kailua since 2003 when the Honolulu bus strike pushed him back to pedaling after years of bus and car riding. Before starting work at HBL in 2010 he was executive director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with 6,000 housing units statewide. He is happy to use his background in county government on Kauai and experience with the legislature to support HBL’s advocacy for safer streets and vision zero – a future where no one has to die on our streets.
Andrew enjoys riding bikes, but finds hills to be a problem. He found a great solution to this when he heard about electric bikes and proudly owns a couple DIY bikes. Andrew has been working with kids for over 10 years and now gets to teach them how to be safer and smarter commuters.
BikeED Team Leader
Chet “the Jet” Blanton has taught bicycle education to 4th graders in BikeEd Hawaii since 1999. The founder of the triathlon team Team Jet Hawaii, Chet’s also an accomplished triathlete: former reigning world record holder for completing the most Ironman’s in one year (27, 1998-2003), and has completed 45 Marathons, 80 Ultra Marathons, 100 Sprint Triathlons, and the Double Deca Ironman.
BikeED Team Leader Chris is super happy to be a part of BikeEd Hawaii again working with our Keiki on bikes, where it all starts. He is inspired to see all of the progress made lately for safe cycling on the roads of Honolulu
BikeEd Part Time Instructors Kalā Alefaio and Taylor Clark coming soon