Board of Directors
Nā Koa Manu Conservation consists of an all volunteer board of directors, each bringing their own unique value to the organization.
President: Bryan Berkowitz
GIS/ Operations Specialist for Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) a program of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i (RCUH) by day and owner/ operator of Berktech Solutions LLC, a boutique technology & photography business by night, Mr. Berkowitz brings extensive technical, leadership, media, and community-focused conservation expertise to the organization.
Vice President: Sarah McLane Bryan
Mrs. Bryan is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Na Koa Manu Conservation and has been with the organization since its founding. She is also the Senior Disaster Services Analyst for the Pacific Disaster Center in Kihei, Maui and the owner/founder of the Makali'i Group, a GIS and project management consulting firm. Mrs. Bryan has more than 13 years of experience in the field of Geographic Information Systems, 11 years working with conservation and non-profit groups in Hawaii and 6 years of specific project management experience. Currently serving as the Chair of the Maui Conservation Alliance, she has spent 10 years with that grassroots organization to promote conservation issues across Hawai'i. She loves to help organizations find new funding sources, planting native plants, cooking for friends and enjoying the beach and ocean with her family.
Secretary: Sara Tekula
Since 2004, Sara has served Maui’s communities as a strategic business consultant, non-profit leader, and media producer for dozens of local businesses. She has planned successful community events, including The Noble Chef for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation and TEDxMaui, which she co-founded and directed. A member of the University of Hawai‘i business department faculty, Sara has taught undergraduate courses since 2011. Deeply passionate about protecting and restoring native habitats in Hawai‘i and abroad, she is co-founder of Plant a Wish, a native tree planting initiative that has planted trees in all 50 States and hundreds on Maui. For 12 years, she worked with Maui nonprofit The Merwin Conservancy, an organization co-founded by U.S. Poet Laureate and environmentalist W.S. Merwin and his wife Paula Merwin. She is currently involved in response and recovery efforts, including land restoration, following the August 2023 wildfires.
Treasurer: Brad Eichhorst M.D.
Brad Eichhorst, M.D., is a Minnesota native who majored in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota and spent the first part of his professional life studying placental permeability before electing to pursue a career in medicine. After completing his medical training at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science, Brad joined the staff of Mayo Clinic. He served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and directed the implementation of one of the first paperless electronic record systems at Mayo Thunderbird Family Medicine Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1996, Brad left clinical practice to join Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, and spent the next 16 years promoting the development and use of computerized health records. He was named Vice President for Clinical Informatics in 2001 and retired from Epic in 2012. Brad and his wife, Sherry, have been regular seasonal visitors to Maui since the early 90’s and became Maui residents following retirement. They divide their time between homes in Maui and Rochester, Minnesota.