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Governing Board Members

Governing Board Member Bios

David Borsh is a nine year resident of the Hāmākua Coast previously living in Pāpaʻaloa before moving to Nīnole four years ago with his wife Cheryl where they built their forever home. David holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. David brings 20 years of experience to the LCPCS Board from his work with a global medical equipment manufacture out of Solna, Sweden where he managed people, processes and budgets. David enjoys spending his spare time gardening, playing golf and scuba diving. 

Susan McCarthy holds a BS in Operations Management from Hawai’i Pacific University. She worked in retail management for Liberty House Stores for 20 years (1976 - 1996). Susan volunteered as Chairperson of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in New Zealand and served on the board of the Honolulu Symphony Guild. In both of these roles, Susan had a prominent part in promoting and supporting the arts. Before retiring to the Big Island in 2016 with her husband, they previously lived in New Zealand for 21 years.
Wendy Hickok lives in Laupāhoehoe and resides at the Rosie Rainbow Ranch (about a mile away from the school). She is the proud Mother of a 7th grader at LCPCS. Wendy has her BA in Communications from UCLA. She has traveled the nation offering consulting services of business development, process improvement, and systems redesign for the automotive industry. Wendy has served as a board member for various charitable organizations. She stays busy; however, her happiest moments are spent with her family on the ranch where she raises mini cows, mini horses, mini donkeys, mini goats, and llamas. 

Kurtis Sherer 
moved to the Big Island in 2008 to attend UH Hilo and play baseball with Vulcans where he received a BA in history and Postbaccalaureate in teaching social studies grades 6-12.  He was hired as the social studies teacher at LCPCS in 2012 when it was converted to a charter school. While teaching social studies for 10 years he has taken on various leadership roles supporting faculty and students in accomplishing the school’s mission. Now as LCPCS Student Success Coach, Kurtis will be representing the faculty on the school’s governing board.

Robert Efford 
moved to the island in 2021 with his family. He is the CEO of the Arc of Hilo, a non-profit celebrating 70 years of serving youth and adults with disabilities. Robert holds a degree from Pepperdine University, with graduate work in vocational rehabilitation through the University of Wisconsin. He serves on the Hawai'i County Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities and is a passionate advocate for community access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Robert and his wife, Kristi, have two daughters who attend LCPCS and live in Paukaʻa.

Dawn Kulberg
has been a resident of Laupahoehoe for 26 years. She is a proud member of the Sugpiaq tribe in Alaska and often spends summers with family up there. Dawn is a multi-generational jewelry artist with over 20 years of experience in selling and creating her artwork. She showcases her work in galleries and Native American art markets around the world. Dawn holds an A.A.S. degree in Jewelry Design from F.I.T. in NYC. She is a proud mom to three keiki, two of whom currently attend LCPCS elementary, and a teen who attended LCPCS from K-8th grade but is now at Hilo High.