We are Windward residents who have come together to address quality of life concerns in our area. We are a voluntary community action group, not affiliated with or part of any political party, government entity or other organization.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Windward residents by addressing environmental issues (noise, odors, crime, traffic and other issues) affecting our neighborhoods. We identify problems, propose solutions and monitor progress.
President Eileen Hilton
A resident of Kaneohe and a Windward Coalition member since 2011, she is owner of Crown Care, a patient advocacy company. Eileen graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She was recruited by the NY Academy of Medicine to serve as the President and CEO of the Biomedical Research Alliance of NY. In addition to the Windward Coalition, she has done volunteer work for several organizations including the Waikiki Aquarium, Reef Watch, Lyon Arboretum. SCORE Hawaii and the Blue Water Task Force of the Surfrider Foundation.
Vice President Terri Needels
A windward resident for close to 30 years in Kaneohe Bay and Lanikai, and a long-serving member of the Windward Coalition. She works as a Clinical Psychologist in her private practice and consults with various governmental agencies, Family Court, and local elementary and high schools. Terri received her Ph.D. from Duke University and M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She also volunteers for the Blue Water Task Force (Surfrider Foundation), sampling the quality of the water in Kaneohe Bay and with the Hawaii Marine Animal Response, a non-profit marine species conservation and response organization, performing field response and public education regarding endangered, threatened or protected marine species. She is an active surfer, stand-up-paddler, outrigger canoe paddler, windsurfer, and tennis player.
Treasurer Amelia Comper
Amelia, a resident of Kaneohe, is a Managed Care Coordinator with Castle Health Group in Kailua. Amelia received her BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MA in Postsecondary Education Administration from Murray State University, and is working towards an MBA in Healthcare Management from Clarkson University. She is a longtime volunteer with Rotary International and Interact Club, and has done work supporting LGBTQ youth, community and urban gardens, food pantries, animal shelters, and historical societies.
Secretary Laurel Leslie
A kamaaina with grandparents reaching back to the early plantation era, Laurel was born on Oahu, and grew up on Maui. Returning to Oahu for school, then to the mainland, she graduated from San Diego State University, the California Culinary Academy and Wilton School in Chicago. She retired from the University of Hawaii, Manoa after teaching for 15 years at KCC, Travel Industry Management and the Department of Agriculture. She continues to water ski and snow ski when opportunities arise. Laurel has been a Kailua resident for 37 years, and a member of the Windward Coalition for ten years.
Editor Newsletter Len Rossoff
A resident of Kaneohe and a Windward Coalition member since 2012, he recently retired from Tripler Army Medical Center as a staff Pulmonary Physician. Len graduated from McGill University and holds board certifications in Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at a large Albert Einstein Teaching Hospital. In addition to the Windward Coalition, he has done volunteer work for several organizations including the Waikiki Aquarium, Blue Water Task Force of the Surfrider Foundation and Rotary Club of Honolulu.
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