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School Leadership

Father Kuriakose - Pastor
Tonata Lolesio - Principal
Manny Fernando - Business Manager and Accountant
Yvette Richard - Admissions and Marketing Director

Voting Members
Father Joseph - Pastor

Amy Sharp - President
Amy grew up in Texas where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing at Stephen F. Austin State University.  After graduating college Amy worked for several large marketing and advertising companies across the US.  In 1999 Amy came to Maui on vacation and returned two months later for good.  Since moving to Maui Amy has had a long and successful career in resort sales and management with Marriott, Westin and she currently holds the title of Sales Manager with Hyatt Residence Club on Ka'anapali Beach.  Amy met her husband John in 2006 and they have two boys attending Sacred Hearts School.  Wyatt, is in the 7th grade and Cameron is in the fifth grade.  They have both attended Sacred Hearts since they were three years old.  Amy's passion is volunteering and helping others.  She has been on the Sacred Hearts Live Auction committee for several years, she is involved in programs such as Operation Christmas Child and also teaches Sunday School at Harvest at Kumulani Chapel.  She is grateful in her new role on the SHS Advisory Board to be able to bring together her background in sales and marketing and her love of giving back to the school.

Alton Anthony DeGama Jr.
Born and raised in lahaina, Alton Anthony DeGama Jr. attended Sacred Hearts School from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Alton and beloved wife, Laurie Lei DeGama, his high school sweetheart of over 25 years, have daughter Whitney who attends the 5th grade at SHS. He graduated with a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and recently became a Certified Health Coach. Newly retired from owning his own deli(No Ka Oi Deli) for the last 20 years, Alton is now working for Kaiser in the Positive Choice Weight Management Department. A perfect fit for the exercise fanatic who loves CrossFit, tennis, distance running and just recently became a Zumba instructor. Alton, also a Maria Lanakila parishioner, is very grateful to be given an opportunity to shape SHS in an advisory capacity.

Jorge Pedroza
Jorge has been part of the School Board for the last 4 years. His daughter, who had attended from kindergarten, graduated from  Sacred Hearts in the Spring of 2017. He still has one attending son in the 4th grade. Jorge and his wife believe sending their children to Sacred Hearts was the best decision they ever made! Jorge also serves on the Maria Lanakila Pastoral Committee and is proud to represent the Hispanic community.

Nick Ware

‚ÄčNora Takushi

Who What How

Q: What does the school board do?  
A: Ensures the long term success of the school in its mission through strategic planning to meet the school's needs in areas such as Development, Enrollment, Fundraising, Marketing and PR, Technology Development and Curriculum Enhancement.

Q: How does it operate?
A: There are monthly meetings (usually the second Tuesday of each month), with additional special meetings and project sub committees as needed.

Q: How are members chosen?
A: Any parishioner or parent can apply in March of each year to a nominating committee of the Board. The Pastor makes the final decision from names put forward.