Okinaka has served as vice president - controller of Hawaiian Airlines since 2011. She joined the company as a senior director in charge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and special projects. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Okinaka worked for Hawaiian Electric Co. and Coopers & Lybrand/PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A native of Hilo, Okinaka holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.