Hawai'i Island-East Hawai'i-Chapter
Board of Directors
President, Odysseus Yacalis In his role as Director of Social Responsibility for the Daily Wellness Company, Odysseus has spent the last five years as a community liason advocating for the Hamakua community and actively engaging in community service projects. His primary focus has been on engaging with farmers in an effort to understand the obstacles, challenges and successes in building food security systems, and connecting them with viable solutions in an effort to accelerate the transformation of the Big Island agricultural landscape from chemical to regenerative practices.
Board Member, Jackie Prell
Vice President, Michael Cundick
Secretary, Rebekah Cryderman considers herself a life-long student, beginning farmer and steward of the ʻāina who values curiosity, integrity and compassion. She has collaborated with organizations for sustainable development, environmental regeneration and community health across California, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and now Hawaiʻi, and is passionate about encouraging multiple perspectives and supporting locally-based solutions. Currently she serves as the Director of Education and Guest Experience at Kalani Retreat Center, a nonprofit educational retreat center tucked into the coastal jungles of lower Puna. She looks forward to being of greater service towards efforts of food sovereignty, sharing knowledge and thriving community within the island of Hawaiʻi through her participation with Hawai'i Farmers Union United.