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 (2018)

  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. Janet Six

    Vice-president
    Dr. Janet Six is an archaeologist, specializing in archaeology of sugar plantations and water policies. She’s worked on cultural/ecosystem restoration projects: Lo‘iloa (‘Iao Valley); the sacred site of Moku‘ula (Lāhainā); Pālau‘ea Cultural Preserve and documentary films: Ho‘okele Wa‘a and Nā Kupu Mana‘ola. Janet served earlier on the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui steering committee. She chairs the Maui County Cultural Resource Commission.
  3. Stacia Ash
    Stacia has worked for the Maui Department of Environmental Management, Recycling Section for twelve years managing recycling programs, contracts, facilities and offering technical assistance and resources to the community. Her B.S. in Environmental Science has an emphasis in Sustainable Community Development. She has worked as an Environmental Consultant preparing ESA’s and as an Environmental Educator at the Hawaii Nature Center. She also served for six years as Maui Sierra Club Co-Conservation Chair and Secretary. Stacia enjoys Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Kim Toomey
    Secretary
    Kim is an active community volunteer and avid hiker who owned and managed a successful multi-million dollar business before moving to Maui five years ago. She also has experience as a director of project management. Kim looks forward to serving on the Maui Group Excom where she can contribute her professional skills in decision making, budgeting, presenting, and negotiating to help protect this unique and beautiful island.
  8. Robert Aldrich
    Robert of Kihei is a retired California Fish & Wildlife Environmental Crimes Task Force Lead Investigator enforcing Clean Water Act and air quality statutes. He is a stream alteration, restoration and hydrologic engineering specialist seeking to help Sierra Club work on clean water and cultural protection issues and better stream protection laws. Robert was active with the Aha Kiole Council in Molokai and is currently involved in Kula Kai Aha Moku Council in South Maui.
  9. Chuck Chimera
    Chuck has actively worked to protect Maui’s native ecosystems for over 25 years as a researcher and resources management employee with Haleakala National Park, UH botany grad student, and current state invasive plant specialist. Chuck has first-hand knowledge about the threats to Hawaii’s natural resources he can put to work as a Sierra Club board member, to support watershed protection and promote the strengthening of biosecurity measures for Maui and the state.