Governing Board Members
Members



Governing Board Member Bios


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.

Alfred Kent is a retired engineer and has lived in Papa'aloa since 2011. In addition to serving on the LCPCS Governing Board, he is a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the County Novice Swim Team at Laupahoehoe Pool. For 4 years, he was a member of the Board of COM Aquatics in Texas, served as Chair for 2 years, and taught International Business to 6th Graders for Junior Achievement. Alfred graduated from Iolani School in Honolulu and took an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He worked in the International Oil and Gas Industry for over 32 years and raised 3 boys.


Kelly Campbell is the mother of 5 boys that have kept her very busy. She has cleaned houses, worked as a Human Resource Assistant, a Town Clerk and other office professions. She was blessed to be able to stay home most of the time while having younger kids at home. Since they have all been in school, she has worked at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School as a Paraprofessional where she has worked with pre-school, lower elementary and the last two years in High School Special Education. She is the lead parent for our Hui Makua Group and loves being involved in the community and church where she has served in various positions. 


Daphnie Martins is an alumni of Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School. She was born and raised in Laupahoehoe and her family have deep roots in the community. She is married and helps in the running of her husbands trucking company. She is a Cosmetologist in her own salon and a Hair Rep for a luxury hair care line. She is also blessed with the opportunity to be a work at home mom of three rambunctious little ones (6,5,2). Her passion for more opportunities for our keiki is her biggest driving force.


David Sheehan has lived in the Laupahoehoe community with his wife and three children (Dimitri, Ariel, Dylan) since 1992. David, along with his wife Nicole Tergeoglou, has lived in Japan (8 mos.), Maui (1 yr.), and Kohala (9 yrs.) prior to living along the Hamakua Coast. His son, Dimitri Sheehan, is a 2005 graduate of the then Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School. David is a 1970 graduate of Northglenn High School in Northglenn, Colorado, and continued his studies at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. As a man of many talents, Sheehan has experience in making furniture, building custom kitchens, and farming. He looks forward to give back to the community that has raised his children by serving on the LCPCS Governing Board. 


Melanaea Mather is the mother of 2 daughters, a 4th grader and a 2 yr old. She considers raising kind, curious and playful children as one of her greatest accomplishments. Previous to having children she worked in the field of Massage Therapy and body wellness. After her first child, she became a stay at home parent until her daughter entered Kindergarten at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS). Since then, she has worked at LCPCS as an EA in the Pre-School classroom for 3 years, and more recently, as a home healthcare aid to a kupuna. In either teaching young keiki, or caring for kupuna, she enjoys serving her community.


Oriah Nagahiro is currently a Junior at LCPCS and interns at the Dragon Den Media Lab (NHERC) in Honokaa. She has one sister in 7th grade that goes to LCPCS as well. In addition to her role as a peer mediator, Oriah has served two terms as President in Student Body Government (SBG). She is also an active student leader and student-advisor in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, an international leadership program. Oriah created an animation presentation about Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) and presented it at the Hawai'i Youth Sustainability Challenge in Honolulu. She is an aspiring digital media artist and animator.