PRESIDENT – Judith Michaels
Has lived in Makena with her husband Richard since 1987. She has served as President of the Kihei Community Association, representing over 20,000 South Maui residents and President of the Makena Surf Homeowners Association. She has also served on the Mayor’s Cruise Ship Task Force and an Advisory Committee to the Mayor on obtaining a Sewage Pump Out Facility at Ma’alaea Harbor. She is serving her second elected term representing Senate District 5 (South Maui & West Maui) on the Democratic State Central Committee.
VICE PRESIDENT – Richard Michaels
A film and television director whose credits include over 50 episodes of Bewitched as well as The Brady Bunch, and Love, American Style. He also directed over 30 TV movies and miniseries including Sadat, Scared Straight!, and Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean. Richard is chairman of Maui Tomorrow’s Affordable Housing committee, which made a significant contribution to writing and enacting Maui County’s Residential Workforce Housing Ordinance. He has been Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of AKAKU: Maui Community Television and Chair of Democratic Party District 11 (South Maui).
SECRETARY – Mike Foley
Returns to the Maui Tomorrow Board after serving for four years as Planning Director of Maui County. Mike has worked as a land use planner and environmental consultant for 42 years, including service as the Planning Director for the cities of Sausalito, Davis and Napa in California. A Maui resident for the past 13 years, Mike was a founding board member of the Maui Coastal Land Trust and currently serves as its Vice-President. He also teaches geography at Maui Community College and is Vice President of the Makawao Community Association.
TREASURER – Trip Lynch
Married on Maui in the late 1990′s and a frequent visitor since, Trip and his wife made Upcountry their permanent home in 2006 after the youngest of their 6 children headed off to college. Now a highly regarded marketing consultant, Trip has run successful international businesses based in Europe, Asia, and on the mainland. Passionate about surfing, art, and real estate, Trip and Deb are keenly aware of Maui’s fragile environment. They are dedicated to preserving Maui’s pristine near shore waters and vast Upcountry vistas for tomorrow’s generations to enjoy as much as they do today.
Ph.D. Education, real estate broker specializing in sustainable properties, is a dynamic presence in Maui’s environmental community: past president of Makawao Community Association; board member of Maui Open Space Trust and State Park at Makena; board member of the Montessori School, Maui and of Haleakala Waldorf School.
Serves as Maui Tomorrow’s Volunteer Coordinator. Living on Maui since 2006 he has made an effort to learn about issues important to Maui’s future. This has led to co-founding South Maui Sustainability, a term as Board Member at the Kihei Community Association, founder of the South Maui Bicycle Coalition and member of the DIRE Coalition, working to phase out the injection wells. There is always time for strolling with toes in the water along South Maui’s wonderful beaches.
Retired economist Michael J. Duberstein first visited Maui in 1983 and moved here permanently in 2005. A Washington, D.C. native, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia and received a Ford Foundation Fellowship in International Development and did his graduate studies at UCLA. Michael spent a decade as a Congressional staffer, was the owner/proprietor of the Rainbow General Store in Keyser, WV, served as Project Director for the Appropriate Community Technology Fair & Conference (ACT ’79) as well as assisting other groundbreaking community-based technology programs. From 1981 until retirement in 2005 he was the Director of Research for the National Football League Players Association. Michael currently serves as Hawai’i Democratic Party District Eleven Chair, as Treasurer of both Akaku Maui Community Television and the Sierra Club Maui Group, has a weekly kuleana as a volunteer for Ho’aloha Aina, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea.
Irene Bowie, Executive Director
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Irene Bowie
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Irene has been a Maui resident for over 33 years. She served as Vice President of the Maui chapter of the American Cetacean Society in the late 1970′s and was a founding member, in 1980, of Pacific Whale Foundation. She has been involved with a number of environmental organizations and issues in Hawai‘i over the years.
You are invited to join us as a general supporter and/or volunteer.
Please contact Exec. Director Irene Bowie at 808.244.7570
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