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Current Sanctuary Advisory Council Subcommittees


Subcommittees are official subunits of the Sanctuary Advisory Council and are composed solely of members of the council. They are established to help fulfill the council’s duties and provide expertise on key areas. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has four standing subcommittees: Education, Conservation, Research, and Native Hawaiian which are chaired by the respective seats on the council.

Education Subcommittee
Chair: Judy Lemus
Members:
Clarissa Honeker
Rick Gaffney
Doug Cole
Makaʻala Kaaumoana
Greg Kaufman
Janice Fukawa

Staff Lead: Kaʻau Abraham

 

Conservation Subcommittee
Chair: Makaʻala Kaaumoana
Members:
George Thompson
Walter Ritte
Mark Deakos
Eric Kingma
Frazer McGilvray
Thorne Abbott
Gordon LaBedz
Teri Leicher
Robin Newbold
Adam Pack

Staff Lead: Shannon Lyday

 

Research Subcommittee
Chair: Jack Kittinger
Members:
George Thompson
Judy Lemus
Mark Deakos
Eric Kingma
Phil Fernandez
Donna Brown
Greg Kaufman
Adam Pack

Staff Lead: Jonathan Martinez

 

Native Hawaiian Subcommittee
Chair: Matt Sproat
Members:
Walter Ritte  
Sol Kahoʻohalahala
Teri Leicher
Keola Lindsey

Staff Lead: Kaʻau Abraham



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