Board Members

Rory Enright – President

Rory EnrightRory is a highly engaged and active member of the local North Shore community. In addition to serving as president of the Kaua’i North Shore Community Foundation, Rory is on the board of the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce and member of its Government Affairs Committee, is an active leader of the Princeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and was previously the General Manager of the Princeville Community Association (PHCA).

Mary Paterson – Vice President

Mary PatersonOriginally from Henley-on-Thames, England, Mary has made the North Shore her home for over 30 years. Her first job here was with Princeville Corporation becoming the Promotions Manager in the marketing department. After Hurricane Iniki blew away that job, she started her own business, Custom Care Company, working with VIP clients to coordinate their property and concierge needs. Now retired, she keeps busy volunteering and staying healthy. Mary is a founding member of the Foundation, and is active on the board and the education and finance committees. She leads the educational enrichment program team helping North Shore youth succeed in their schoolwork. Whenever possible, she and her longtime partner, Jonathan, continue feeding their passion for travel.

April McGinnis – Secretary

April has been an active volunteer on the North Shore since the time she moved to Princeville​ ​with her husband and three daughters in 2006. Her volunteer roles have included: Hanalei School PTSA Treasurer (4 years), the only North Shore Girl Scout Troop Leader (6 years), and Kapa’a High School PTSA Secretary and Treasurer (over 4 years). In addition to serving as the Secretary for the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, April is a committee member for the North Shore Dog Park and ​the ​Savor Wine and Chocolate fundraiser. April is currently the Director of Operations at the Princeville Community Association where she has worked since 2006; is a Registered Investment Adviser with ​a North Shore-based investment advisory firm; provides bookkeeping services for ​a local construction ​company​; and ​bakes desserts for her cake and cupcake business.

Teri Peers, C.P.A. – Treasurer

After regularly visiting Kauai for 10 years, Teri and her family moved permanently to the North Shore in  2015. The family moved from Las Vegas where Teri served in executive roles in accounting, finance and treasury for a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded hospitality company. Teri strongly believes in the importance of a focus on youth, wellness and community to create a positive and successful environment for residents to enjoy and feel connected. She served as treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and has volunteered for multiple nonprofits, most of which have a youth and family focus. In addition to serving on the Foundation board, Teri is also currently a member of the Princeville Community Association (PHCA) board of directors.

Ken Rosenthal

KenRosenthal.revA permanent resident of Kaua’i, Ken is a passionate advocate for physical and fiscal fitness. He has taught fitness classes for over 30 years, is a former 6-time U.S., National, and World Aerobic Champion, and owned a health and fitness club in San Diego. Ken has an MBA in Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. For almost 30 years, Ken has worked for a non-profit economic development lending company, with a nationwide mission to increase access to capital for owner-user commercial real estate and business loans. Ken is the Chair of the Foundation’s Health & Wellness Committee and serves on the boards of the non-profit organizations Anaina Hou Community Park and the Kaua’i North Shore Business Council.

Linda George

Linda fell in love with Kauai during her first visit in 1992. She and her husband, Sam, bought a home on the North Shore in 2010 and moved here permanently in 2019. Linda spent over thirty-five years working with children with special needs as a Head Start teacher, Child Welfare Caseworker and Special Education elementary teacher. During the 2010-11 school year, Linda worked at Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahola as a SPED teacher and the elementary principal. She is currently a member of the Princeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Linda is passionate about her family, community and living a healthy lifestyle and she loves Kauai’s Aloha spirit that extends from the keiki to the kupuna.

Lorraine Mull

lorraine_mullLorri has been a property owner on Kaua’i since 1984 and a full-time resident of the North Shore since 1992. Originally from Louisiana, Lorri was a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and served as Dean of Admissions of Tulane Law School, prior to engaging in a full time law practice. She served on the board of the Women’s Health Foundation in Louisiana, and was named as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America”. Lorri was actively involved as a board member for the Hanalei and Kula PTSA for many years and a volunteer for the Red Cross swimming program.

Maylette Garces

MayletteGarces.revMaylette is an active volunteer on Kaua’i. She is the co-director of Ohana Fit Fest, an annual obstacle race hosted by the Kaua’i North Shore Community Foundation; a leader of the Princeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); and has volunteered at various nonprofits through the years. Maylette has over 30 years of experience in marketing and operations management, and is currently the General Manager of the Princeville Community Association (PHCA). Previously she lived in San Diego where she was an executive for one of San Diego’s largest casino resorts; her responsibilities included managing the organization’s charitable sponsorship and donation department. Maylette has served on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego, and is currently on the board of Heart & Hammer, an East Coast-based 501(c)(3) that performs humanitarian and medical missions in the Philippines.

Rosemary Vali

Rosemary Vali is a web developer, PHP and JavaScript programmer and a user experience designer. An early pioneer in motion graphics and the Macromedia Flash platform, Rose was involved in developing three open-source software projects, working as a lead developer for Campus Commons, as well as a developer on teams for the learning management system Moodle and Drupal, a content management system. Rose is currently working with nonprofit clients on the Salesforce CRM platform. A longtime education advocate, Rose has served on the board of a Hawaii charter school, worked as an IT consultant for the Hawaii State Charter School Administrative Office, and served on the Hanalei Elementary School’s 2016 -2018 SCC Board. She currently serves on the Boards of the Hanalei Watershed Hui and the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation. Rose lives in Haena where she raised two children who attended local public schools.

Teresa Young, C.P.A.

Teresa YoungTeresa has owned a home on Kauai since 2003 and moved here permanently in 2011. Prior to her retirement, she was a Tax Partner at Deloitte, specializing in serving foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. In addition to serving on the Foundation board, she currently serves on the audit and finance committee of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) and on the audit and finance committee for the UCSD Foundation. Teresa is also a trustee emeritus of the UCSD Foundation, and has served on the boards of numerous public charities including San Diego Foundation, UCSD Foundation, UCSD Alumni Association, and Planned Parenthood San Diego. Teresa is a licensed C.P.A.