Team

Due to COVID19 Response, many of our programs and staff are shifting, and our response time may be longer than usual. Follow us on social media for the most recent news and updates.

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
Anni Caporuscio : Programs Manager

Anni Caporuscio

Programs Manager

Anni is MK's Programs Manager, coordinating general operations and programming connected to our food hub and food access programs. She brings with her over 20 years of business administration experience and holds a BA from Vanguard University in Southern California. Most recently she utilized her entrepreneurial and business experience as the Owner and Manager of Small Town Coffee in Kapaa town since 2006, as well as a small bookkeeping and tax business assisting Kaua‘i small businesses since 2014. Anni brings an immense amount of attention-to-detail, compliance-related focus, and demonstrated self-initiative to the team, with a passion for building local food systems (especially chickens!). She previously managed our Aloha Aina Workforce Program - a County of Kaua‘i CARES Act funded project that placed dislocated workers into career-changing opportunities in conservation and food systems organizations across the island in the fall of 2020.

anni@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x13
Rose Hayes : Project Manager, Moloa‘a ‘ĀINA Center

Rose Hayes

Project Manager, Moloa‘a ‘ĀINA Center

Rose is our Project Manager, currently overseeing the development of the new food hub that will serve the farmers in Moloa'a and support the growth of our island-wide CSA and commercial aggregation and distribution programs. She joined MK in April 2018 supporting Mea‘ai on Wheels, the hot meal home delivery kūpuna program, as part of flood response and recovery. For 20 years, Rose worked in corporate technology project management while serving the community in volunteer roles with the United Way, Boy Scouts of America, American Heritage Girls, and the Red Cross. She has a BA from Columbia College and has been certified as a PMP (Project Management Professional) with the Project Management Institute since 2005. Passionate about food from a young age, Rose is excited to help transform our food systems and increase our food security and sustainability.

rose@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x23
Haley Molnar : CSA Program Coordinator

Haley Molnar

CSA Program Coordinator

Haley coordinates our various CSA Programs, including managing the on-the-ground operations of our free home delivery program for houseless and homebound, as well as our CSA Pickup Program. Haley was previously a Program Manager for the Mala‘ai Kula Farm-to-School Pilot at Kawaikini NCPCS, helping to manage a variety of school food and garden projects as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member. She also helped to coordinate the beginning of our CSA programming as the Distribution Manager for our USDA Farm to Families CSA Program during 2020's COVID response. Haley has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and also works at Kauai Kunana Dairy supporting their farm, kitchen, and marketing operations.

haley@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x25
Keoni Bounos : CSA Coordinator & Gleaner

Keoni Bounos

CSA Coordinator & Gleaner

Keoni wears a lot of hats supporting our CSA Programs, Village Harvest gleaning program, and commercial aggregation and distribution services. He previously managed the 8-acre community farm in Kalihiwai, including food production, landscaping, community garden management, and ag intern leadership. Keoni has experience in warehousing and logistics from Oahu, and an extensive background in farming and agriculture on the Big Island, especially within taro farming in the Waipio area.

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Stormy Soza : Marketing & Outreach Specialist

Stormy Soza

Marketing & Outreach Specialist

Stormy supports our Hawai‘i Farmers Market Association and Kaua‘i Food Access programs with a variety of marketing and outreach work including social media marketing, website and directory updates, community and client outreach activities, and more. She joined the team in summer 2020 through the Aloha Aina Workforce Program, and previously attended our Green Careers Certificate training in 2014 where she interned with National Tropical Botanical Garden. Stormy grew up on the east and west sides of Kaua‘i, and is passionate about using her many years experience in the food and agriculture fields to build a brighter future for Hawai’i and her people.

stormy@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685
Leticia Elzaurdia : Project Manager, Garden to Cafeteria

Leticia Elzaurdia

Project Manager, Garden to Cafeteria

Leticia Aleka Elzaurdia is currently coordinating the Garden to Cafeteria program for Kaua‘i.  She previously worked with MK as a liaison to local farms, managing Local Food Connector updates and providing technical assistance and new resources to farmers across the island during 2020ʻs pandemic response work. Leticia has a BA in Fine Art and in Community Studies and over the last decade, has proudly served food grown by our local farms as a server and bartender at a few of the best restaurants on Kauai's north shore. Five years ago Leticia launched her own small business to cater bartending services to private events and also worked as a wedding and event coordinator.

mahiai@malamakauai.org | (808) 828-0685 x11