Prayer Rock Foundation Board Members



Our Buddhaful Board



From left to right, Faina Hendershot, Lucienne de Naie, Ram Dass, Bob Neil, and Jeff Munoz


 Board Member Resumes

Lucienne de Naie  - board member - has lived in East Maui  for 21 years  She has served on numerous community boards and  helped found two local land trusts; Maui Coastal land Trust and Maui Cultural lands, Inc, to care for our natural and cultural treasures. Lucienne has won awards from the Community Work Day program, Na Ala Hele-(state trail building program)  and the Governor's service award for for her efforts in cleaning up and caring for public lands. She has been a panelist at several state planning conferences and is a frequent speaker at civic and service organizations. She is a former Executive Assistant to Maui Council Member Michelle Anderson and currently serves as Chairperson of the 5,000 member, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter and as a member of the Maui County General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC

Robert G. Neal  - board member/treasurer - an Ohio native, born and bred.  Graduated from Ohio State University with a B. S. degree in transportation, business and economics.  Served in military in Vietnam as a top secret Crypto Specialist.  Worked for Penn Central railroad as a management trainee, Yard master and Train master in charge of territory from Lansing, Michigan down to Jackson, Michigan.  Worked in Vietnam as a civilian until the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 (worked for American company Amtraco managing their rolling stock division, consisting mostly of International Harvester trucks, tractors and scouts, Galion Road Graders, Eaton Yale fork lifts, Gardner Denver air compressors, etc..  Owned two retail dry cleaning businesses in Marin county North of San Francisco.  Worked for Intercontinental Hotel and Resort as a manager.  Since 1987 have owned Valley Isle Dry Cleaners on Maui.  Live with my mate Ashleea in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.  Have no children.

Richard Alpert aka: Ram Dass – board member/vice president -Since 1968, has pursued a panoramic array of spiritual methods and practices. In 1974, Ram Dass created the non-profit organization, Hanuman Foundation. Subsequently he co-founded The Prison Ashram project with Stephen Levine, which is now a separate non-profit organization. Ram Dass is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Seva Foundation, an international service organization. Seva supports programs designed to help wipe out curable blindness, restore the agricultural life of impoverished villagers and assist in primary health care in various parts of the world where it is needed; and, which works to bring attention to the issues of homelessness and environmental degradation in the U.S. Ram Dass now resides on Maui, where he is involved with a number of non-profit Maui based organizations.

Faina Tackaberry-Hendershot – Board member/president -Resident of Hawaii since 1960 Relevant Experience: Hawaiian Airlines Assistant to Director of Public Relations - 2 years Experience in press releases and copy for marketing brochures

Haleakala Waldorf School Teacher and Administrator - 1 year launched the school from its inception with two other women The Dolphin Project, Santa Monica, CA; Founder-Director, Oscar Jannigar  Worked in promotion and fund raising.  Purpose: to join with other like foundations to "save the dolphins".The GeoSphere Project, Santa Monica, CA; Founder-Director, Tom VanSant. Worked in promotion and fund raising through product development - 2 years Assisted in presentations at the UNCED Conference in Rio DeJaneiro Purpose: for educational purposes by creating an interactive globe providing information on past, present and projecting into the future on all aspects of global conditions, eg, global warming; depletion of the ozone layer; changes in major lakes glaciers and waterways (polution, flow, size); weather changes; rate of depletion in natural resources; tracking population of wild animals, fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, etc.