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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
Rev. Kuriakose Nadooparambil, MF  - 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 Senior 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 School Advisory Board for 5 years and she has been the President of West Maui Little League for the last 5 years as well.  She is grateful in her 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 Lahina, Alton Anthony DeGama Jr. attended Sacred Hearts School from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Alton and his 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 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

Nick was born and raised in central Vermont before attending Northeastern University in Boston, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics.  Upon graduating in 2006, he moved to Oahu for “just a year” with his three best friends.  Nick was hired by T S restaurants at Duke’s Waikiki on his first day on the island and his first trainer was his now wife, Jasmine.  The training continues to this day...

After starting his management career with T S in 2010, Nick was selected as the General Manager of Duke’s Maui in 2018.  Nick and Jasmine have two young boys, Brady (yes, after Tom Brady), and Finley.  Brady is enrolled in the ELC program at Sacred Hearts, and they look forward to enrolling Finley when he is old enough as well.  In Nick’s words: “Having a sense of community was vital while growing up in rural Vermont.  It’s a familiar feeling here in West Maui where community comes first.  Jaz and I are looking forward to raising our boys with the same emphasis on values that we were raised with, and attending Sacred Hearts School is a big part of that.”

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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 about names put forward.