Governing Board Members

The Governing Board is made up of students, faculty, staff, parents/family & community members. The current members of the LCPCS Governing Board are:

Nicolette Hubbard, Chair
Bethany Morrison, Vice Chair
TBA, Secretary
Don Bryan, Treasurer

Families: Bethany Morrison
Community: Don Bryan
Staff: Jill Doying
Faculty: Kaulana Smith
Student: TBA for SY2017

Pam Elders
Juliet Higgins
Nicolette Hubbard
Rachel Real
Tenille AhChoy

Romeo Garcia

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Governing Board Member bios

Nicolette Hubbard
, Chair, is an LHES 2000 alumnus, and an LCPCS parent.

Bethany Morrison, Vice Chair, is a LCPCS parent, a long-range Planner for the County of Hawai‘i and member of the Ocean Resources Management Program Working Group.  She has experience in collaborating with different levels of government and agencies as well as grant proposal writing and fiscal matters.

Don Bryan is a forester, an entrepreneur, and a grandpa. In addition to the LCPCS Governing Board, he currently serves on the board of Hui Kāko`o O Laupāhoehoe and the Hawai`i Forest Industry Association, and is a board member and forester with Hāmākua Tropical Woods. His hobbies include managing the LCPCS wood and auto shops.

Rachel Real is a hospice nurse, mother of two Seasiders, and has served on the LCPCS Governing Board since 2014. This year she became chair of the Development Committee, and is currently working to help build Hui Makua, a parent group for LCPCS.

Ama Martin is a Laupāhoehoe native, and her roots in this community go back 4 generations. SY2016 is her fourth year as Student Services Coordinator Clerk at LCPCS.

Naomi Smith is originally from Dallas, Texas, and moved with her family to Hawai`i in 2014. Naomi attended Texas Women's University, where she graduated suma cum laude with a BS degree in Elementary Education. Her passion is science and reading, and she has two wonderful kids.

Tenille AhChoy is a fourth generation community member and 1999 alumnus of Laupāhoehoe High School. She holds a bachelors degree in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. Her background includes Finance and Human Resources management in the luxury resort sector. She is also an LCPCS parent. 

Pam Elders was a Head Start Director for 25 years, and before retiring in 2008 worked as Operations Director in a large non-profit human services agency. She was a founding member of the alliance to convert LCPCS to a charter school and wrote the Federal grant which brought $450,000 to the planning and implementation effort. She looks forward to working with the community, families and staff to fulfill the school's vision of graduating successful learners who are job, school and life-ready. 

Juliet Higgins is a parent of two LCPCS students. She has a Masters Degree in Health Science from the University of Hawai`i at Hilo. She has been on the Governing Board since 2013 and she strives for independence/self sufficiency through education and cultural competency. She lives on her family farm in Hakalau.