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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.

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.

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.
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 5th 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. 

Megan Patten has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State University.  She is credentialed in Hawai‛i as a “Highly Qualified Teacher.”

Archie Nitura