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Kai 'Opua - Directors & Officers

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The following is the Kai 'Opua's Directors and Officers as of 2024.

Executive Board Terms: 2023-2025

President: Kris Hazard2 year term: 2023-2025
1st VP: Mike Atwood2 year term: 2023-2025
2nd VP: Amy Young2 year term: 2023-2025
3rdVP: Nick Cranwell2 year term: 2023-2025
Secretary: Lori Honl2 year term: 2023-2025
Treasurer: Walt Wells2 year term: 2023-2025
Athletic Director: Vacant
Ex Officio: Vacant

*Executive Board was confirmed by vote at General Membership Meeting held On December 4, 2022. Appointment by President elect, Kris Hazard Voting Directors “pending approval by majority of elected officers.

Board of Directors: *Voting (6)

Race Secretary: Jo Ma
QLRCommissioner: Nikki Enos
Director: Kaho’okahi Kanuha
Director: Cheryl Villegas
Director: Reggie Lee
Director: Sue Lalane
Director: Kekaulike Tomich
Director: Leimana Spencer
Director: Barbara Prestia

Advisors: *Non-voting (7)

Kealai and Uncle Joe Salinas
Al Gustavson
Caroline Smith
Palani Greenwell
Maile Leslie
Tifiani Steghuis
Lillian Matsumoto


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