Team

Megan Fox : Executive Director

Megan Fox

Executive Director

Megan supports general day-to-day operations, program management, fundraising, and marketing as our Executive Director. She was previously the Director of Operations and has been with the organization since 2014. Megan has a diverse background that spans nonprofits, startups, and educational institutions with over a decade of focus on workforce development, organizational capacity building, business development, and program launches and turnarounds. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management and Public Policy with a focus on Human Resources and is a published author on creating job programs. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the University of Hawaii's Kaua`i Master Gardener program.

megan@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x12
Jillian Seals : Village Harvest Program Manager

Jillian Seals

Village Harvest Program Manager

Jillian is supporting the Village Harvest gleaning program on a temporary basis to help create a sustainability plan and transition the program into a community-led initiative. She is a long time Kaua‘i farmer and mother of 4 with over 20 years of large scale farming in the moku of Ko'olau, throughout the ahupua'as of Kilauea and Moloa'a. She has extensive, hands-on experience in organic food production since her childhood, where she grew up on farms in both New England and the Caribbean, before moving to Kaua‘i in 1999.  Back in 2007, Jillian started with MK as the Project Coordinator for the first pilot program for the Farm Incubator Program (FIP). She is also the Founder of the island's only SNAP ready Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program known as the Kauai Farm Connection.

villageharvest@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x20
Joell Edwards : Farm to School Hui Project Manager

Joell Edwards

Farm to School Hui Project Manager

Joell manages the Kaua‘i Farm-to-School Hui program, helping to lead a collaborative stakeholder group of farm to school partners across the island and assisting in incubating their ideas into tangible projects. Joell was a volunteer during April 2018ʻs flood and has a strong history in nonprofits, including over a decade of service as a Board Member for foundations and organizations in health, human services, and hunger. She is also a Certified Learning & Development Specialist with extensive project management and marketing experience, who is passionate about facilitating increased local food access.

farmtoschool@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x23
Timothy Reis : Farm Manager

Timothy Reis

Farm Manager

Timothy manages the 8-acre community farm in Kalihiwai, including food production, landscaping, community garden management, and ag intern leadership. He has an extensive background in farming and agriculture on Kauai‘iʻs north shore, including experience at Kailani Farms, Kauai‘i Fresh Farms, and Seascapes Nursery. His interests and passions include creating a better tomorrow for future generations, restoring and developing modern relevancy for cultural practices, and expanding on community resources to perpetuate aloha. Timothy is a cultural practitioner who grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by orchards, and has lived on the east side of Kaua‘i with his family for over decade.

timothy@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x8
Bryna Storch : Mahi‘ai Technical Assistance Program Manager

Bryna Storch

Mahi‘ai Technical Assistance Program Manager

Bryna leads our Mahi‘ai Technical Assistance Program, which offers monthly workshops and one-on-one technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers. She started her family farm, Lanipo Farm, in 2010 at Kilohana, and expanded to more acreage in Olohena. Bryna has worked for and learned from farmers and agencies across Hawai‘i and internationally, and now is grateful for this opportunity to work with farmers on Kaua‘i. She has come to see that our only competition is imports and that our Kaua‘i farm community will only become stronger by supporting each other.

mahiai@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x15
Barbara Jean Kaauwai : Mala`ai Kula Kitchen Manager

Barbara Jean Kaauwai

Mala`ai Kula Kitchen Manager

Chef Barbara will be launched our Mala`ai Kula program's food service, providing farm-to-school meals to Kawaikini New Century Pacific Charter School. She is passionate about offering an `ai pono experience to our keiki, bringing her childhood experiences of preparing Hawaiian food and butchering skills to the plate. Barbara is a Kaua`i High School grad and has experiences from Prep Cook to Kitchen Manager at various farm-to-table restaurants on Kaua`i including The Feral Pig, Hukilau Lanai, Street Burger / Oyster 369, and Eat Healthy Cafe.

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Haley Molnar : AmeriCorps VISTA: Kawaikini Farm-to-School Program

Haley Molnar

AmeriCorps VISTA: Kawaikini Farm-to-School Program

Haley is assisting Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in creating a culturally relevant farm-to-school program, including the development of reimbursable meal programs and increasing capacity for student education in nutrition, food, and agriculture.

Kawaikini@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x21