Our Executive Leadership TEAM

Brian Keala Benz

Owner-Operator & Client Advocate
“Together we will raise the status and standards of our cleaning profession, our industry, and our professionals—and protect our Hawai’i and preserve our quality of life.”

Keala was born and raised on Oahu and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama. He is a 30-year veteran of hospitality housekeeping management, and has earned a reputation as a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur. In addition to being the owner-operator of Team Clean Inc., Keala is the founder of the Professional Cleaning Institute of Hawai‘i and co-founder of both the Ho‘okipa Workforce Academy and the HLTA Hospitality Housekeeping Council. He has earned certifications in Executive Housekeeping and Rooms Management through University of Hawaii. He has also held Board positions with the National and Hawai‘i Chapter of IEHA, Oahu Workforce Investment Board, and Family Programs Hawai‘i.

David J. Debelbot

Vice President Operations & Clinical Clean Technical Advisor
“Hotels are like an ecosystem with multiple environments. It is my kuleana and honor to maintain and protect each client’s ecosystem.”

David was born and raised in Koror, Palau and came to Hawai‘i to study at Hawai‘i Pacific College. David has spent 21 years in the hospitality housekeeping industry where he assumed leadership roles in the IEHA, ISSA, and other industry associations over the course of his career. He has earned certifications from the CEH, IICRC, ISSA, and the Disney Institute Leadership Certificate. His experience also extends to key roles in the HLTA Housekeeping Council, Ho‘okipa Workforce Academy, and the Professional Cleaning Institute of Hawaii.

Christina Enoka

Operations Executive
“I’m passionate about fostering a culture of empowerment that enhances staff morale and satisfaction. That’s what leads to quality service delivery.”

Christina was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Hawaii in 1968. She joined Team Clean in 2019 after working in Hawaii’s healthcare industry for more than 30 years. Christina holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and has significant experience directing HR initiatives and working with stakeholders in the areas of risk mitigation and facility management. She has held board positions with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation, and Malama Learning Center. She also possesses a host of professional skills relevant to disaster preparedness.

Cynthia Tanaka

Human Resources Executive
“It’s important to earn the respect of everyone you meet, and to treat people the way you would want them to treat you.”

Cynthia grew up in Lihue, Kauai and later moved with her family to Honolulu. It was here that she would marry and raise her children. Today, she also has grandchildren as part of what has become a large family. As human resources professional, Cynthia works to bring out the best in people and finds inspiration in her grandparents, who worked in the pineapple fields to provide for their 12 children. These life experiences now inform what she views as her responsibility to cultivate, inspire and retain talent for TCI. With more than 20 years of experience in HR, Cynthia is an expert in labor and employee relations, safety, benefit administration, compensation, and recruitment.

Gayle Fumie Kmett

Accounting Executive
“To quote Maya Angelou, ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some humor, and some style.”

Gayle was born and raised on Oahu, graduated from Kaiser High School, and holds an AA degree in accounting from Leeward Community College. When she joined TCI in 2017, Gayle brought more than 20 years of accounting experience working in retail and other service industry businesses. She also brought her ability to bring life to numbers and numbers to life, which she enjoys doing. At TCI she manages all accounting operations, including AR, AP, and PL financial statements, and oversees the company’s internal controls.