Hutapea is vice president and chief appraiser for Captain, Hutapea & Associates. She joined The Captain Company in 1999 and was promoted in 2004 to become its chief appraiser. Hutapea has also served as managing director of PT Graha Karya Reksatama, Appraisal Co. based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has nearly two decades of experience in real estate research, valuation and consulting
Hutapea served as part time lecturer in valuation related subjects at Tarumanagara University in Jakarta and as an active member in Indonesian Society of Appraisers. She is also an establishing member and former editor of the Indonesian Valuers Journal.
Hutapea holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Trisakti University in Jakarta, Indonesia and a master’s in real estate from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Maria Eugenia H. Leon Guerrero, assistant vice president and Lean Six Sigma Champion & Strategic Planning Officer, Bank of Guam
Leon Guerrero is Bank of Guam’s assistant vice president and Lean Six Sigma Champion & Strategic Planning Officer, a position she has held since May of 2011. Her previous position was as credit officer for the Bank of Guam’s Corporate Banking Group, a position she held from November of 2010 to May of 2011.
She is versed in financial modeling, valuation, financial institutions, credit risk analysis, project management and Six Sigma process improvement methodology. Leon Guerrero is a member of the Guam Young Professionals, a division of the Guam Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Bank of Guam paddling team.
She holds a bachelor’s in international studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Leon Guerrero also holds a master’s in business administration in 2009 from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business.
Marie Pangelinan Lizama, sales manager, Delta Air Lines
Lizama is the sales manager for Delta Air Lines’ Guam-based operation, a position she has held since 2004. From 1998 to 2004, Lizama served as account manager for Worldspan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Trans World Airlines. Collectively, Lizama has more than 10 years of service and experience in the fields of account management, sales and travel consultancy.
She holds a bachelor’s in business administration and marketing from the University of Guam. Lizama is a member of the Lt. Governor’s Islandwide Beautification Task Force Blue Print for Partnership Subcommittee. She is also an advisory board member for Sanctuary, Inc. and a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine catechist at Santa Teresita Catholic Church in Mangilao. Lizama’s special interests include traveling and reading.
John Unpingco, Esq., administrator, Guam Veterans Affairs Office
Retired Chief Judge Unpingco is currently special assistant to Governor Edward J.B. Calvo and administrator of the Guam Veterans Affairs Office. He is a member of the California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam bars. In 2005, Unpingco established the Law Office of John S. Unpingco & Associates, LLC to serve various clients in both public and private sectors in areas of corporate law, probate, and probate acquisitions.
Following his retirement from the U.S. District Court of Guam in 2004, Unpingco assumed the position of managing partner of Lujan Unpingco Aguigui & Perez, LLP. His efforts to have the Federal Magistrate’s Act amended by U.S. Congress permitted the District Court of Guam to have a magistrate judge. Unpingco appointed former Superior Court of Guam Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan as Guam’s first U.S. Magistrate Judge.
In 1992, with unanimous approval from the U.S. Senate, Unpingco was appointed by President George H. Bush as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Guam. In 1977, Unpingco served as Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force and, following international law studies in the United Kingdom, was selected to attend Georgetown University Law School Master of Laws program in Washington, D.C.
Unpingco also served as Chief of Contract Law Division and eventually Counsel with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California. He is affiliated with the Air Force Retirees Association, and is a parish lector and Lay Eucharistic Minister with the Agana Cathedral. He also enjoys traveling and reading.
Unpingco holds a bachelor of arts in history from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He also holds both his Juris Doctor and master of business administration in management from New York University.
James W. Gillan, M.S., H.S.A, director, Department of Public Health and Social Services
Gillan is director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services. From 2001 to 2011, Gillan served as consultant for the PMC Isla Health System and was responsible for the development of fee structures, MIS elements and clinic policies relative to compliance with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
From 1972 to 1984, Gillan served at DPHSS under a variety of progressing capacities to include facilities manager, administrator of the Guam Health Planning and Development Agency, emergency medical services planner, and deputy director. He currently serves under various board directorships to include membership with Health Services and Management Systems, Inc., IPS, Inc., Discover Guam, Inc., and Scootcars Guam, LLC.
Gillan has coached various youth volleyball, basketball, cross-country, and football teams. He is an avid runner and enjoys reading with a special interest in Irish history. Gillan holds a bachelor of arts in government from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He also holds a master of science in health services administration from Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mary A.Y. Okada, Ed. D., president and chief executive officer, Guam Community College
In 2007, Okada became the first female president and chief executive officer of the Guam Community College. Okada has served GCC over the years in various capacities to include vice president of financial affairs, controller, and general accounting supervisor. She also served as comptroller for the Department of Education. In the private sector, Okada served as finance manager for Pacific Western Enterprises and held various financial positions with Payless Markets, Inc.
Okada has membership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Asian Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS), Pacific Postsecondary Education Council (PPEC), American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).
In addition to her GWIB membership, Okada also holds board positions with the Guam Contractors Association Trades Academy, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, and the Andersen Air Force Base Civilian Advisory Council.
Okada holds both a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and management and master’s in public administration from the University of Guam. She also earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. Okada has interest in promoting workforce investment as a component of a better quality of life for the residents of Guam and Micronesia. She enjoys spending time with family and baking.
Marcel G. Camacho, executive director, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority
Camacho is executive director of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Guam’s housing assistance with 800 residential units for low-income families, elderly, and persons with disabilities. He also runs the administration of 2,545 housing choice vouchers for tenants to rent units, supervises over 100 employees and manages an annual budget in excess of $68 million in federal, state and local assistance.
Camacho served as a real estate broker, where he expanded his knowledge of real estate laws, principles, and processes in Guam’s market. He is a former senator of the Guam Legislature and held chairmanship of the Committee on Land, Agriculture, Military Affairs, and the Arts.
Camacho’s leadership style is to run his operation like a private business, and his approach is to plan effectively for the betterment of the community. His goals are to ensure the effective and efficient development of sustainable communities for the future.
Camacho currently serves under the Governor’s Civil Military Coordinating Council (CMCC) as the co-chairman of the Housing Council Working Group (CWG). He plans to continue his education by pursuing a rigorous executive director program in conjunction with Rutgers University.