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Kai 'Opua - Directors & Officers

About Kai 'Opua → Directors & Officers

The following is the Kai 'Opua's Directors and Officers as of 2021.

Executive Board

PresidentDoug Veracruz
1st Vice PresidentAmy Young
2nd Vice PresidentKris Hazard
3rd Vice PresidentMike Atwood
SecretaryLori Honl
Acting TreasurerKris Hazard
Athletic DirectorCheryl Villegas

Board of Directors (Voting)

Race SecretaryJo Ma
Sergeant of ArmsNicki Lacy-Enos
DirectorBarbara Prestia
DirectorSue LaLanne
DirectorKaho'okahi Kanuha

Advisors (Non-Voting)

Kealai Salinas
Lillian Matsumoto
Leimana Spencer
Ellie Vannatta
Palani Greenwell
Kekaulike Tomich
Sari Lassiter


Kai 'Opua Canoe Club welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, trade associations and others interested in our organization and community services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the Kai 'Opua Canoe Club are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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