President - Peter Rice
Peter is in his second year as the board president at the Villages, having owned since 2006. Peter was raised and schooled in Connecticut and started moving west after college. First stop, Aspen. A job opportunity presented itself and he moved to Maui in 1983 and finally landed on the Big Island in 2006. Peter enjoys many sports and considers himself an avid golfer, swimmer and skier. He loves music and a good bottle of cabernet. He said, "I have been in the resort management business for over 40 years and bring my experience managing HOA's to the Villages."
Vice President - Guy Kurtz
Guy is in his second year as a board member and the first as the Vice President. Guy grew up in the mid-west, just outside of Chicago and finished high school in the Boston area. He stayed in New England for undergrad before venturing to Southern California. He raised a family in Colorado and then lived out of a suitcase before landing on the big island as a new owner a year ago with his partner, Linda. Ice hockey took Guy all around the world and to university, he was also a competitive golfer. He now inspires to surf like his colleague, Rob Baker. According to Guy, "Serving on the board is my next give back-volunteering my professional experiences in whatever capacity my fellow unit owners need most."
Secretary - Kirsten Melella-White
Kirsten is in her second year as the board secretary and is a new owner at the Villages as of December, 2020. A native New Zealand Maori, Kirsten came to the U.S to follow a basketball dream. She spent most of her time in southern California with her wife, Laura, before deciding to follow their retirement dream to Hawaii. Kirsten enjoys tennis, hiking, working out, teaching, cooking, rugby and a nice cold glass of Sav Blanc. She said, "As a teacher and a coach, I value the concept of "team" and working together to achieve goals. I hope to bring those qualities to the board and transparency to the Villages as a whole."
Treasurer - Patrick Mullen
Pat is in his first year as a board member and serving as Treasurer at the Villages. Born and raised in Southern California, he moved to the Fresno area of the Central Valley to work. Pat and his wife, Jean, became owners at the Villages in 2012 and moved here full time in 2021. His days are kept busy riding their two horses, swimming, running and cycling. Pat says “I would like to help our community continue to thrive as a premier location for all of our full and part time residents as well as our visiting guests. As a board member, I would like to help in making sure every owner’s voice is heard in the management of this great neighborhood.”
Officer - Harvey Cohen
Harvey is in his fourth year as a board member and has been an owner since 2013. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in New Castle, Pennsylvania. After meeting his wife Louise, they moved to Chestnut Hill, Boston. Harvey's interests include going to the gym, baking and basic tai chi. Harvey said, "As a board member since 2017, my objective has been to maintain a superior living experience at the Villages while ensuring a sound financial basis for operations. This objective includes maintaining the aloha spirit in all activities with guests, owners, board members, and employees."
Officer - David Colker
David joined the Board in 2021. The Colker family has been coming to the Mauna Lani resort since 1992 and bought their unit at the Villages in 2011 after sampling other local resort developments. David enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, working out, cooking (and eating the great local fresh food), reading, and trying to play golf. He retired in 2019 after working over 40 years at a large international law firm, where he profitably managed a practice group and also served on a number of management committees. David “believes in transparent consensus leadership and will work to help maintain the high quality of the Villages from both a structural and atmospheric standpoint as well as strive to make the improvements that the community desires”.
Officer - Monica DeMeulemeester
Monica joined the board in 2022. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she moved Seattle after college where she lives with her husband, Scott, and three kids, now in college. Monica and Scott became owners at the Villages in 2020 after visiting the Mauna Lani resort for over 10 years and falling in love with the community. She works for a high-tech company and enjoys frequent getaways to slow down and watch the waves, read several good books, and spend time with family. Monica believes in the value of being active in a community and giving back with Aloha spirit. As a board member, "I seek to listen, understand options, and participate in board decision-making for the continued benefit of our special community."
Property Manager - Jon Wilson
Realty Management - Susan Gand
Susan is the principle at Pacifica Realty Management Inc. She has been the managing agent for the Villages at Mauna Lani since 2004.
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