Hawaii Bicycling League Staff

Lori McCarney
Executive Director

Prior to joining HBL, Lori was the CEO and Executive Director of Bikeshare Hawaii. Over a four-year period, she led the funding,design, start up, launch, and community acceptance phases of the Honolulu bikeshare program, Biki. She used a variety of skills acquired over her career, added her passion to get more people on bikes, and her desire to give back to the community to move the initiative forward. She designed the program, raised funds, collaborated with local government, and helped the community accept a new transportation mode. In its first full year of operation, Biki became the 6th most popular system (of more than 100) in the nation.
Lori has 40+ years of senior management experience in a variety of industries in local, national and international markets. She specializes in business strategy and marketing. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she held executive leadership positions at Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America, and major advertising agencies including McCann-Erickson and Grey Advertising.  McCarney’s local experience includes serving as Group Executive Vice President of Bank of Hawaii, and as an SVP of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.
She raised three sons in Honolulu and is very proud of each of them. She enjoys athletic competition as evidenced by her competing in 11 Ironman triathlons. She also recently biked more than 2,200 miles from Fargo, North Dakota to Bar Harbor, Maine.

Malia k Harunaga

Malia k Harunaga
Director of Adult Education

Malia has always loved riding bikes, and competed in keiki triathlons when she was little. She has been teaching as a League Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists for nine years, and after graduating college joined the awesome crew that is HBL at the beginning of the 2015. She is now a League of American Bicyclists Coach (one of 18 in the nation) and could not be happier spreading the joy of cycling to everyone. She loves bicycling (fixed gear & road, competing & for leisure), trail running, and photography. Malia is looking forward to bicycles taking over the world (or at least Hawaiʻi) in the near future!

Stacey Acma
Events Director

Stacey has close to 30 years in operations management and hands-on delivery of innovative solutions. Success has come through a love of fast-paced dynamic opportunities that deploy her strengths in project management, people management and the strategic delivery of engaging communications.

Prior to joining HBL, Stacey spent the last 16 years in executive leadership driving fundraising efforts for local non-profit healthcare organizations. Most notable is 10 years spent as Director of the Kapi‘olani Children’s Miracle Network where she led statewide mission-driven fundraising campaigns. Her creation of numerous successful high- engagement programs with individuals, corporate and retail partners lead to national recognition with the “Stephanie Melemis Excellence in Service – Hospital Person of the Year Award” in 2013.

Stacey finds the most satisfaction delivering a mission aligned with her personal values and passions. You can imagine how excited she was to join HBL and combine her drive for community awareness, advocacy and education with personal passion for health, wellness and cycling. When not planning and holding HBL events, Stacey spends much time outdoors; surfing, paddling, swimming, running and of course cycling, even participating in several marathons, triathlons and ride/run events. Stacey loves adventure travel, most recently cycling through Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands.

Chad Taniguchi, HBL executive director

Chad Taniguchi
Director Emiritus, Advocate

Chad has been an HBL member, volunteer and bike/bus commuter from Kailua since 2003 when the Honolulu bus strike pushed him back to pedaling after years of bus and car riding. Before starting work at HBL in 2010 he was executive director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with 6,000 housing units statewide. He is happy to use his background in county government on Kauai and experience with the legislature to support HBL’s advocacy for safer streets and vision zero – a future where no one has to die on our streets.

Andrew Ouchi
BikeED Manager/Instructor

Andrew enjoys riding bikes, but finds hills to be a problem. He found a great solution to this when he heard about electric bikes and proudly owns a couple DIY bikes. Andrew has been working with kids for over 10 years and now gets to teach them how to be safer and smarter commuters.

Chet BlantonChet Blanton, HBL BikeED Team Leader
BikeED Team Leader

Chet “the Jet” Blanton has taught bicycle education to 4th graders in BikeEd Hawaii since 1999. The founder of the triathlon team Team Jet Hawaii, Chet’s also an accomplished triathlete: former reigning world record holder for completing the most Ironman’s in one year (27, 1998-2003), and has completed 45 Marathons, 80 Ultra Marathons, 100 Sprint Triathlons, and the Double Deca Ironman.

Chris Clark 
BikeED Team Leader Chris is  super happy to be a part of BikeEd Hawaii again working with our Keiki on bikes, where it all starts. He is inspired to see all of the progress made lately for safe cycling on the roads of Honolulu

Chris returns to HBL after a few years away from Hawaii working with bike advocacy groups and leading Bike Share operators in major mainland markets (Los Angeles and Atlanta) to make choosing a bike for transportation a common and normal, simple and safe choice. He is a former BikeEd Hawaii Team leader, manager and coordinator with experience in advocacy and events.
He grew up riding the pineapple fields of central Oahu around Mililani Town where his first job was delivering newspapers by bike. He regularly bicycled to school, explored the island by bike and later became one of Honolulu’s first bicycle couriers with Mokes on Spokes (where his nickname ‘Kalani’ originated). His Stumpjumper full suspension Mountain Bike is his favorite but also rides a Road Bike, single speed MTB and a “cherry vintage ‘86 Bridgestone MB-1”.

BikeEd Part Time Instructors Kalā Alefaio and Taylor Clark coming soon