Executive Director







Denise Iseri-Matsubara

From 2014-2018 Iseri-Matsubara was a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, developing and implementing the state’s housing plan and related policy issues. She was appointed by the Governor to the HHFDC Board and served as the Chief of Staff’s designee on the State’s Interagency Transit-Oriented Development Council and Affordable Housing Task Force.

Iseri-Matsubara has held positions as executive director of the State Office of Community Services, Senior Assistant to the Lt. Governor, executive assistant to the Chancellor of the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, community relations director of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, director of government relations of the Hawaiian Electric Company and special assistant and legislative analyst of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.