LK Alumni Reviews
"I started my current position shortly after graduating LK. I probably would not have considered applying for it without having just participated in the LK program. It helped to refresh my passion for challenge and seizing new opportunities. The sense of accountability is heightened when you have a network of other professionals that you stay connected with. It helps to have feedback and ask for support or assistance during the tough times. Since LK, we’ve opened the Women’s Center which will enable the agency to serve the community to a greater capacity for generations to come. LK also helped anchor my commitment to do all I can to make Kaua`i a better place for everyone who lives or visits the island. The Hawaiian values that were such a big part of the leadership program brought a tremendous richness to the more western ideas of successful leadership. I would recommend the program for self- reflection, assessment and overall personal growth and development. "
"LK helped me In building relationship with people that are doing important work in the community. It's a local Kauai organization that brings together a group of individuals that probably wouldn't meet otherwise. It's a cross section of many different strong personalities of various areas. You don't only learn how to become a better leader yourself, but you also get to connect and compare notes with other leaders of the island, thus experiencing their styles and learn from the best."
"I didn’t know it at the time that I signed up for Leadership Kauai but, Leadership Kauai has been the best way for me to learn how to demystify thoughts about leadership and cultural barriers that come with it here on Kaua’i. It was amazing to unravel the science behind being an effective leader. The best part of it all was that the learning was in real time, incorporating Kaua’i needs and bringing together Kaua’i people from many different sectors of life."
Class of 2015
Leadership Kauaʻi Alumni Network - LKAN
All graduates of the Leadership Kauai classes from 2005 to present are part of LKAN and are listed on this website.
Leadership Kaua'i Adult Class of 2005
In alphabetical order: Nathan Aiwohi, Bernard Carvalho Jr., Felicia Cowden, Annette Creamer, Pat Finberg, Jason Kuloloia, Kathy Oreskovich-Williams, Pat Pannell, Alex Pascual, Mel Rapozo, Marissa Sandblom, Bill Schmidt, Denise Tripoli, Art Williams & Nathan Wood.
Leadership Kaua'i Adult Class of 2006
In alphabetical order: Erik Burkman, Janice Chun, Kathy Clark, John Cox, Larry Dill, Ryan Elston, Allison Fraley, Mike Hubbard, Naacole Kaai, Michelle Lizama, Michelle McGregor, Lynne Nagaoka, Corey Nakamura, Ken Pierce, Caven Raco, Char Ravelo, Rayne Regush, Matt Taba, Soncy Tamashiro, Caroline Manera-Texeira & William Trugillo
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2007
In alphabetical order: Fran Becker, Claurino Bueno, David Bukoski, Sheryl Grady, Renae Hamilton, Kim Hester, Keone Kealoha, Kelly Knudsen, Naomi Nishida, Anna Peters, Leah Ragsac, Janine Rapozo, Jerry Refamonte Jr., Rebekah Reid, Thor Seraphin, Lisa Ubay, Keith Yap & Jacy Youn
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2008
In alphabetical order: Diane Ayre, Ginger Bray, Nely Caberto, Dale Cua, Kerith Edwards, Steven Handy, Milo Haneburg, Brenda Jose, Shannon Ladd, Celia Mahioka, Ivory McClintock, Ron Morin, Steven Murphy, Jan Nessen, Fred Pascual, Vonnell Ramos, Chris Ryer, Ken Shimonishi, Leland Tottori, Linda Uyehara
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2009
In alphabetical order: Rob Abrew, Jessica Amas, Damian Baptiste, Lisa Chun, Victor Cloutier, Dawn Cummings, Eric Devlin, Victoria Gordon, Edison Iloreta, Jennifer Ishikawa, Melody James, Ezra Kanoho, Monica Kawakami, Daniel Momohara, Sean Perkins, Milani Pimental, Shawn Shimabukuro, Erika Sy, Elton Ushio, Kari Villabrille,
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2010
In alphabetical order: Galen Alvarez, Jade Battad, Maile Carvalho, Pam Chock, Tom Clements, Josh Copeland, Dary Edwards, Russell Fu, Colleen Ka'imina'auao, Darlene Muraoka, Thomas Nizo, Kymi Sakai, Debbie Santiago, Scott Sato, Brianne Shiroma, Marla Suga, Allison Toma, Kerri Villa, Reiko Yoshida
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2011
In alphabetical order: Joseph Corbo Jr., Michael Dahilig, Cindy Duterte, Janis Finn, Joshua Fukino, Shelly Gerardo, David Hanashiro, Russ Hasegawa, Arryl Kaneshiro, Merleene Pohai Kirkland, Nicole (Kaui) Naumu, Abraham Nihipali, William Ortiz Jr., Nicole Sakurai, Sherry Scott (Gonsalves), Alexander Simson, Bradley Soria
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2012
In alphabetical order: Andy Asquith, Duane Kaleo Carvalho, Catherine Clement, Lindsay Crawford, David Hinazumi, Dereck Kaneshiro, Cameron Kruse, Robert Levoit, Jesse Mahorney, Mardi Maione, Marla Pua Palmeria, Brad Rockwell, Clarence Sales, Rosanne Shimogawa, Jennifer Sifuentes, Mahealani Carroll Yamashita.
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2016
From Left to Right: Stuart Scott Taylor, Cheryl Stiglmeier, Christina Camara, Marilyn Solatre, Robert Fullick, Christine Tina Mattos, Eva LaBarge, Donald Donny Kaulukukui, Uri Martos, Arthur Brun, Rozetta Williams, Todd Ozaki, and Tiffany Bernades. Also included are Juno Ann Apalla and Jason Coloma.
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2017
Left to Right: Gracie Grace, Kent Yamauchi, Micah "Makani" Taniguchi, Andrew Bestwick, Joslyn Wong, Donn Kakuda, Judy Lynch, Ted Faigle, Shale Shore, George Evanoff, Lana Spencer, and Robert Purdy. Also included are Anna Baudouin, Chelsea Crapser, Philip Kali, and Kaci Manion.
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2019
Participants are Nannie Apalla - KPAA, Jennifer Banes - PMRF, Elif Beall - Self, Bronson Carvalho - County of Kaua'i, Jon Ching - Kaua'i Coffee, Jeremy Cole - KFD , Marty Collins - Wilcox Health, Carrice Gardner - Governor's Office, Bria Greer - LE.I Entrepreneurs, Pia Gregorio - KIUC, Yoshito L'Hote - Aina Ho'okupu o Kilauea, Lori Ingram - Wilcox Health, Les Jacinto - Alexander Day Spa and Salon, Jesica Matsuoka - Blue Fish Marketing, Christopher McReavy - PMRF, Matthew Megby - PMRF, Shelley Paik - KIUC, Shereen Peleras - Manu Kai, Eric San George - KCC, Shantel Santiago - Self, Caroline Vye - Kukui'ula Clubhouse, Stacy Waikoloa - American Savings Bank, Seana Walsh - NTBG, and Collin Ward - PMRF.
Leadership Kaua'i Class of 2020
Left to Right: Ryan Hoku Gordines, Cory Gokan, Bronson Yadao, Brandon Simpliciano, Joseph Banayo, Richard Burkhart, Andre Lister, Mahi'ai Na'ihe, Melody Lopez, Lawai'a Na'ihe, Amanda Gordines, Anna Balazar, Derrick Adams, Camri Kahea Ragudo, Sara Touchet, Sarah Wright, Sarah Piano-Tjarks, and Frankie Harriss. Missing: Blanca Baron, Jesse Brown-Clay, Denby Dawson, Tamara Duterte, Andre Bambi Emayo, Julia Esquivel-Ramirez, Regina Floyd, Pohakukauea Kekaualua, and Debra Ruiz.