Board Members

The SBRRB members volunteer their time by reviewing rules and regulations, attending state agency meetings, making presentations, performing outreach activities to small business organizations, and commenting on legislation. The Board is scheduled to meet monthly, and is administratively attached to DBEDT.

Statutorily, the SBRRB is comprised of eleven (11)  members – ten (10) current or former owners or officers of businesses from across the State, and the Director of DBEDT or the Director’s designated representative, who serves as an “ex officio” board member.
Aside from DBEDT’s Director, the board members, with the advice and consent of the Senate, are appointed by the Governor. Three members are appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the President of the Senate, three members are appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two members are appointed by the SBRRB, and two members are appointed by the Governor.
The appointments reflect a representation of a variety of businesses in the State with no more than two members from the same type of business and at least one representative from each county. In addition, nominations are solicited from small business organizations, state and county chambers of commerce and other interested business organizations.



Welcome to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board’s website.  The SBRRB volunteer members have a vital role to perform.  Board members join in serving the people of Hawai‘i and most importantly represent their islands to support small business challenges and successes.  We look forward to working with the Departments and Counties and helping to make positive and lasting changes to the small business community.

The business assistance the SBRRB offers is available to all Hawaii small businesses but we can only help those that know we exist!  Be sure to “follow” us on Twitter and “like” us on the SBRRB Facebook to stay in touch with Hawaii regulations that may impact your small businesses.



~Tony Borge

2018-2019 SBRRB Members

Anthony BorgeAnthony Borge

Honolulu City and County
Term ends: 06/30/2019

Robert CundiffRobert Cundiff

Honolulu City and County
Vice Chair
Term ends: 06/30/2020

Garth YamanakaGarth Yamanaka

Hawai’i County
2nd Vice Chair
Term ends: 06/30/2019

Director of DBEDT
Designated Representative 
Ex Officio Voting Member

Dr. Nancy Atmospera-Walch

Honolulu City and County
Term ends: 06/30/2020

Harris Nakamoto

Honolulu City and County
Term ends: 06/30/2019

Mary AlbitzMary Albitz

Maui County
Term ends: 06/30/2020

William Lydgate

Kaua’i County
Term ends: 06/30/2022

Jonathan Shick

Honolulu City and County
Term ends: 06/30/2022

James Kimo Lee

Hawai’i County
Term ends: 06/30/2020


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If you are a current or former officer or owner of a business and live on Oahu or any of the neighboring islands, you qualify!

Vacancies for boards and commissions can be found on the Governor’s Boards and Commissions website.  Apply online by following the prompts.  Be sure to have a current resume and letter of recommendation to upload and submit.

For specific questions relating to boards and commissions, contact Sharon Ibarra:

For questions relating to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, contact SBRRB Administrator Dori Palcovich.