Maui Group Executive Committee

The Maui Group Executive Committee (ex-com) has 9 members, who each serve for 2 years. Every fall, elections are held for 4 or 5 of the positions. The executive committee meets once/month at our office in Kahului. Between meetings, the members drive the various activities of the group through committees, which also include Sierra Club members not part of the executive committee.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the next round of elections, please contact us. If the number of members listed above is less than nine, we are currently short and the executive committee can appoint a member without waiting for the elections; in that case, don’t wait until the end of the year.

Any Sierra Club Maui member may add items to the ex-com’s agenda by emailing us at least a week prior. Sierra Club Maui 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. If you’re interested in attending a meeting – contact us.

See also previous Executive Committee members by year.

 

CURRENT MAUI GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2020)

  1. Rob Weltman
    President
    Rob is a retired software engineer with a lifelong love for the outdoors and for preserving and securing an environment that will sustain the plants and animals of our shared earth and the people who walk it. He sees bringing people of all ages and backgrounds into nature to experience the outdoors first hand a key element of building broad support for the action required to safeguard our natural resources.
  2. Clare Apana
    Claire is 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Daniel Grantham
    Daniel 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.
  5. Miranda Camp
    Vice-president
    Miranda is a life-long member of the Sierra Club, has served on the
    board for the Maui Group as cochair, currently a volunteer hike leader, planted native forest with the Auwahi Project, volunteered with The Nature Conservancy to rid the preserves of invasive species and also volunteered as hike leader for the Waikamoi Native Forest hike in the Haleakalā National Park. She is currently a real estate agent, but with a background in Wildlife Biology, Maui’s natural environment, cultural history and preservation of open spaces will always be of highest priority in her life. In her spare time she is either snorkeling or hiking to waterfalls.
  6. Michelle Walton
    Michelle is a dedicated hiker who enjoys getting out in nature, hiking and exploring different parts of the island. She wants to be part of the solution for Maui’s future, and would like to serve on the Sierra Club’s board to help the Club’s efforts to protect the natural environment, landscapes and native wildlife.
  7. Charlene Schulenberg
    Secretary
    Charlene was raised in Hawaiʻi, graduated from Maui’s St. Anthony High and California’s Santa Clara University. She has a background in media production and event and property management. She has volunteered for many years with organizations that help children, homeless families and the Kīhei community. Char hopes to assist the Sierra Club’s efforts on wetlands protection. She is active in many campaigns to protect natural and cultural resources in the South Maui area.
  8. Jeanie Stewart
    Treasurer
    Jeanie is a life member of the Sierra Club who served as the first chair of the Delaware Chapter in the 1990’s. She teaches at Kīhei Charter School and has a passion for outdoor education, hiking and protecting our native plants and animals. Jeanie was appointed to a vacancy on the Maui ExCom in 2019 and looks forward to continuing that service.