Our Commitment to Service 

The goal of the RPCVHI Board of Directors is to deliver value to Hawaii RPCVs. One of the most important things we do is to bring returned PCVs together, in a variety of settings, to meet one another, network, make new friends, and learn about how to get involved in our activities and in the community. The Board encourages you to give us feedback, suggest ideas and otherwise become involved in current and future activities.

Serving on the Board is a great way to develop a network of friends who share common values and experiences. While it requires a serious commitment of time, it also enables you to put your passion for volunteer service to good ends. An orientation workshop is offered shortly after the Annual Meeting, providing time for new and continuing Board members to get to know one another, identify and prioritize organizational goals and activities for the coming year, and to have some fun. Monthly board meetings enable members to work progressively toward organizational goals, plan for and effectively put on the various activities, and build strong friendships while working on projects and activities together. Each position is elected annually, and Board members are expected to serve for 2 years, beginning in January. When a Board vacancy occurs, current Board members may invite organization members to fill the position/s until the next Annual Meeting when elections will be held.

Descriptions of Officer and Board member positions can be found in the "By Laws" in this section of the website.

RPCVHI accepts nominations beginning in the Fall, and at the Annual Meeting. Until then, if you wish to be involved in planning or implementing any upcoming activities, please get in touch with a current board member in your area of interest.

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2018 - 2020 Board of Directors  

Election February 2019

 President  Caroline Mackenzie     Ukraine, 2010-12
 Vice President  Alan Kusunoki  Morocco, 2008-10
 Secretary  Michael Kaukeano McDonald  Panama, 2015-17
 Treasurer  Kirsten Moy  Panama, 2013-15
 Contributing Director  Connie Brunn  Fiji, 1982-84
 Contributing Director  Whitney Yadeo-Evans  Afghanistan, 1971-72

 Contributing Director

 Webmaster


 

 Contributing Director

 Advocacy       

 Hali Robinett Marshall Islands, 1987-89

 Contributing Board Member

 UH-M Campus Peace Corps Representative

 Ronne Partoriza  Tonga, 2013-14

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OFFICERS


President

Caroline Mackenzie (Ukraine, 2010-12)

Caroline served with the Association for Young Disabled Adults in the Eastern Donbass Region of Ukraine as her primary assignment. Her secondary project was a cooking club  in Lugansk, Ukraine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a long time ago - before the SDS blew up the Math building! Prior to retiring in Hawaii, Caroline has had her own businesses. She's worked with the US State department in Singapore and has had the following jobs: Membership Director with San Diego Museum of Art, Girls Tennis Coach at The Antwerp Intl. School in Belgium, and Federal Grant Writer at Moores UCSD Cancer Center and City of Hope.  She enjoys her family, friends, house projects, gardening, tennis, golf, the beach, reading, needlepoint, cooking, the arts, and music.


Contributing Director

Whitney Yadeo-Evans (Morocco, 2008-10)

Whitney Yadeo-Evans served as a Health Education volunteer in Morocco. She worked with women and doctors on pre-natal care and nutrition as well as environmental health campaigns around water contamination. Whitney is currently the Senior Program Coordinator of Conservation International's Coral Triangle Initiative Program. Whitney is a community development and marine resource management specialist with ten years of experience in Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. She completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Denver and a masters degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. 

Secretary
Michael Kaukeano McDonald (Panama


Treasurer
Kirsten Moy (Panama, 2013-15)

Kirsten Moy served as a Community Environmental Conservation (CEC) volunteer in Los Santos, Panama from 2013 - 2015. She joined the Peace Corps after working for the National Park Service in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a sea turtle research assistant and applied her experience to the protected area La Marinera in Panama where sea turtles nest in the thousands each year. After service, she moved to Oahu and became the Marine Debris Coordinator for the Department of Land and Natural Resources. She now works for the University of Hawaii's Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative and the non-profit Oikonos Ecosystems Knowledge, located in Hawaii, California, and Chile.  



Contributing Director - Webmaster



Contributing Director
Connie Brunn (Fiji, 1982-84)




Vice President
Alan Kusonoki  (Afghanistan, 1971-72)




Advocacy Coordinator
Hali Robinett
(Marshall Islands, 1987-89)



Peace Corps Campus Representative at UH Manoa
Ronne Partoriza (Tonga, 2013-14)

Ronne Partoriza served as a Primary School English Teacher and Teacher Trainer in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Her secondary projects included: co-coaching a badminton team, High School Test Prep, and building a library--the first and only library in her school and village. Ronne is a U.H. Manoa alumna and a current MBA candidate focusing on not-for-profit and government organizations.  Prior to serving in the Peace Corps, she worked as an At-risk Youth/Substance Abuse Counselor in Honolulu, Early Childhood Educator in Texas, and Compliance/Bank Secrecy Act Investigator in Honolulu. Currently, Ronne is the Peace Corps Representative at UHM. She also works as a youth mentoring Program Director with the YMCA of Honolulu.

Past Board of Directors:

2017 Board of Directors

 President & Membership  Caroline Mackenzie     Ukraine, 2010-12
 Vice President, Advocacy   Anna Alden  South Africa, 2010-11, Guyqana, 2016
 Secretary  Mari Yogi  Morocco, 2009-12
 Treasurer  Kirsten Moy  Panama, 2013-15
 Director At Large  Connie Brunn  Fiji, 1982-84
 Web Presence  Amy Olliffe  Madagascar, 2006-09
 Membership  Whitney Anderson  Morocco, 2008-10
 Board Member           Ronne Partoriza   Tonga, 2013-2014

UHM Campus Peace Corps Representative: Ronne Partoriza, Tonga 2013 

2016 Board of Directors

 President  Caroline Mackenzie      Ukraine, 2010-12
 Vice President   Whitney Anderson  Morocco, 2008-10
 Secretary  Mari Yogi  Morocco, 2009-12
 Treasurer  Kirsten Moy  Panama, 2013-15
 Director At Large  Anna Alden  South Africa, 2010-11; Guyana, 2016
 Web Presence  Ronne Partoriza  Tonga, 2013-14
 Membership & Outreach   Amy Olliffe  Madagascar, 2006-09
 Board Member             Grace MacGruder             Cape Verde & Togo, 2011-13
UHM Campus Peace Corps Representative: Grace MacGruder, Cape Verde & Togo 2011-13  

2015 Board of Directors

 President  Rosemary Casey                   N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71     
 Vice President / Membership Chair  Blake Porter  Tonga, 2006-09
 Secretary  Allie Pyan  Zambia, 2009-11
 Treasurer  Caroline Mackenzie  Ukraine, 2010-12
 Web Presence, Events Co-Chair  Ronne Partoriza  Tonga, 2013-14
 Events Co-Chair  Anna Alden  South Africa, 2010-11
 Outreach Coordinator  Amy Thompson  Madagascar, 2006-09
 Board Member                        Jean Thoulag  Micronesia, 1977-79
U.H. Campus Peace Corps Representative: Grace MacGruder, Cape Verde & Togo 2011-13  

2014 Board of Directors

 President  Rosemary Casey  N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71         
 Vice President / Membership    Blake Porter  Tonga, 2006-09
 Secretary  Allie Pyan  Zambia, 2010-12
 Treasurer  Caroline Mackenzie       Ukraine, 2010-12
 Web Master    Ronne Partoriza                   Tonga, 2013-14
 Events Coordinator  Jean Thoulag  Micronesia, Yap, 1977-79
 Outreach Coordinator  Sena Pierce  Tonga, 2006-09
 Board Member  Anna Alden  South Africa, 2010-11
 Board Member  Amy Thompson  Madagascar, 2006-08
U.H. Campus Peace Corps Representative: Samantha WestPhilippines, 2009-11          

2013 Board of Directors

 President  Rosemary Casey                N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71  
 Vice President / Membership   Paul Gauci        Thailand, 2009-11
 Secretary  Rebecca Young  Belize, 2007-09
 Co-Treasurer  James Cogwell  Philippines, 1987-89
 Co-Treasurer  Vincent Cleveland  Armenia, 2009-11
 Web Master  Linda Chock  N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68
 Events Coordinator  Mahri Swan  Morocco, 2007-09
 Board Member  Lisa Stevens  Burkina Faso, 2006-08
 Board Member  Sena Pierce  Tonga, 2004-07
U.H. Campus Peace Corps Representative: Samantha West,  Philippines, 2009-11

2012 Board of Directors

 President   Rosemary Casey                  N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71     
 Vice President / Membership   Paul Gauci            Thailand, 2009-11
 Secretary  Barbara Trecker  Ukraine, 2009-11
 Treasurer  James Cogwell  Philippines, 1987-89
 Web Master  Linda Chock  N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68
 Events Coordinator  Mahri Swan  Morocco, 2007-09
U.H. Campus Peace Corps Representative: Sena Pierce, Tonga, 2004-07

2011 Board of Directors

 President   Kimberly Biggs      Honduras, 1986-88
 Vice President  David Newstead  Togo, 2007-09
 Secretary  Alexander Kuch  Romania, 2007-10
 Treasurer  Corie Tanida  El Salvador, 2008-10
 Events Coordinator  Rosemary Casey  N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71
 Web Master  Linda Chock  N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68
 Board Member  Rep. Gene Ward  Malaysia, East Timor (Country Dir)
 Board Member  Don Romero  Philippines, 1967-70
 Membership Chair  Willis Moore  Bolivia, 1962-64
 Honolulu AIDS Walk Coordinator               Jessica Garlock-Tuialii             Samoa, 2000-03

U.H. Campus Peace Corps Representative: Sena Pierce, Tonga, 2004-07

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RPCVHI Past Presidents

 Dr. Rosemary Casey (Northern Mariana Islands, 1969-71)

Kimberly Biggs (Honduras, 1986-88)

Doug Long (Swaziland, 1190-92 and Lesotho, 2003-05)

Adam Liss (Samoa, 1987-89)

Nancy Heinrich (Liberia, 1977-79)

Doris Young (Tunisia, 1977-79)



 
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