To support the National Park Service in the protection, preservation, and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Board of Directors

Holly Kaʻakimaka

Holly Kaʻakimaka, Secretary


Holly Ka’akimaka is the Human Resources Director at Hilo Medical Group and has extensive experience in for-profit and nonprofit HR work. She has worked in this field with Maui Land and Pine and with the Institute for Human Services on Oahu. Holly resides in Mountain View and has volunteered for various projects in the Park. She looks forward to being involved with the Friends in supporting the Park.

Bernard A. Balsis, Jr. – Chair

FHVNPʻs new Chairman of the Board. Picture and bio coming soon.

Pamala Funai

New Board Member. Picture and Bio coming soon.

Linda Pratt

New Board Member. Bio and picture coming soon.