Our Neighbor Island Leadership Councils provide a critical role in the advancement of the mission of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and its statewide service development and advocacy efforts. Members also assist CCH in building bridges with community partners, supporters and resources to enhance the organization’s fund development and program services. We thank all of our community leaders for their service and welcome our new Neighbor Island Leadership Council chairs, who also serve as members of our Board of Directors.
David Kurohara joined the Hawai‘i Island Leadership Council in 2017 and became Chair in 2021. He currently serves as the Business and Community Consultant for Hawaiian Electric on Hawai‘i Island, where he has been employed for the past 20 years. Dave is responsible for business outreach, education, developing relationships and establishes positive experiences with the community by effective communication of programs and services offered by the company. He helps lead the Hilo Heroes & Helpers event each Christmas sponsored in partnership between Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and Target Corporation where over 100 community volunteers serve on a single day to provide a joyful Christmas experience to children and families in need. Dave serves on many non-profit boards across Hawai‘i Island.
Dr. Terence (Terry) Liu is the Associate Director for Eyes Wide Open, a Kaua’i-based state-of-the-art media facility with a local and international mission to document and assist others in telling their story through video, music, art and multimedia dimensions. Terry is also a free-lance consultant on Kaua’i island engaged with Kaua‘i County Office of Economic Development, Rice Street Business Association, and Garden Island Arts Council. In January 2017, Terry was hired to serve as Hawai’i Arts Alliance consultant and served as Interim CEO developing a conceptual framework and strategy to strengthen education, community, and advocacy missions. He has a degree in violin performance from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music (1979), an MA Ethnomusicology from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (1982), and a PhD Ethnomusicology from Kent State University (1988). Dr. Liu plays violin in mariachis, electric bass and electric violin in rock bands, and is Usui Reiki Shinpiden (master) Level teacher and practitioner.
Greg P. Peros is the General Manager at the Maui Beach Hotel. Born on the island of Maui, he is a graduate of St. Anthony High School and Southern Oregon University. His management career started at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa as a Housekeeping Manager. Greg later pursued a career with Starwood Hotels and was part of the reopening team at the Sheraton Maui, as the Property Operations Manager. In addition to participating in hotel community-related activities, he serves on the Board of Directors for Maui High School Foundation, Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, Kiwanis Club of Maui Foundation, and is the past Lt. Governor for the Kiwanis Hawai’i Division for the California, Nevada and Hawai’i District for 2018-2019. He is also a Board Member for the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association and was the Maui County Visitor Industry Charity Walk Chair in 2017 that raised over $1.2 million that benefitted Maui County charities and organizations that help make our community a better place.