Connecting People with the Park
through education, volunteerism, and philanthropy


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.

Fia Mattice

Fia Mattice

Fia Mattice was born and educated in Sweden, and learned early to appreciate untouched nature. She has a BA in Journalism and a BS in Social Work from the University of Stockholm. She has lived in Volcano for more than 25 years, where she and her husband David had a cut flower farm for 15 years and now grow vegetables and native plants mostly for their own pleasure. They enjoy camping and kayaking. She was Gallery Manager at the Volcano Art Center for 10 years. Fia served as secretary for the Cooper Center Council for 5 years, and is one of the founders of the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Her grown son Daniel lives in Seattle, and son Lukas is a senior at UH-Manoa.