Officers & Committees

MAUI GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  1. Chris Taylor – Chair – Chris Taylor’s love for nature, education and technology provides a solid foundation to support many fields. He enjoys working with diverse needs and collaborating across many cultural sections. While studying Sustainable Technology at the University of Hawaii Maui College he founded the Sustainability Club and served as president of the Peace Club. In addition to running his computer repair business Chris enjoys surfing, hiking and preserving Maui’s natural resources.
  2. Karen Chun – Secretary has a masters degree in Engineering specializing in Energy Systems from University of California. She has published papers on solar energy and natural cooling. She’s been active in both water and Hawaiian rights issues. As an outrigger canoe paddler, she is passionate about ocean access and water quality and has been active in working to resolve problems with waste water injection wells. She acts as webmaster for the Maui Group Sierra Club Website. Recently she lead efforts to prevent misuse of Maui water including problems with the planned commercial use of the Waihe’e groundwater for export and use of the Hamakuapoko Wells for human consumption.
  3. Sara Tekula, has experience in both the nonprofit and commercial business sectors, primarily in the areas of media  production, public relations and marketing, outreach and education, and community event coordination. Since moving to Maui in 2004, she has worked to promote native habitat restoration and as a volunteer and consultant for the
    Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. She is cofounder of the Plant a Wish project.
  4. Rob Weltman
  5. Terez Amato Treasurer
  6. Lucienne De Naie Lucienne de Naie is a long time Club member who has served as Chair and Vice-chair of the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter Executive Committee. She is a researcher and writer whose passion is protection of native plants, streams, watersheds and cultural sites.
  7. Daniel Grantham has served on Maui Sierra Club board for 12 years, in a number of positions, including Chair. His years videotaping community and government meetings for public access TV has given him some familiarity with Maui issues. His science studies and electro-mechanical work background have fueled his interest in the practical and technical aspects of renewable energy and sustainability. Nature, he believes, illustrates the importance of decentralization to robust and resilient life support systems.
  8. Clare Apana, a native of Wailuku, Maui, is a cultural practitioner and teacher who is deeply involved with cultural preservation issues throughout Maui. Clare received the Sierra Club’s Onipa‘a Award in 2013 for her long dedication to research and advocacy to protect Maui’s traditional cultural landscapes and burial areas. She has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and has a private practice in both Maui and Honolulu.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Please Contact Chris Taylor to volunteer. We could really use you!

Any Sierra Club member may add items to the agenda by emailing us at least a week prior to the meeting. To find out when and where the next Executive Committee meeting is contact Karen. Sierra Club members are invited to attend our monthly meetings. Please feel free to contact any of the Executive Committee members to give your feedback on issues.

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