Ugale joins foundation as program director
LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation has named Nestor Ugale Jr. its new program director.
The position was previously held by ShaRon Fredy.
No stranger to Lahaina, Ugale has been active within the Lahainaluna High School community as a teacher and activities supervisor.
His leadership background is rooted in Lahaina but has continued to places beyond the shorelines — most recently at the University of Oregon.
Recently, he helped coordinate the Annual Lahaina Town and Beach Cleanup with founder Matt Lane. The event brought together over 500 volunteers and residents of Lahaina in an effort to clean the highways and shorelines.
His passions for education, community service and preservation have been at the forefront of his endeavors.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join an organization whose efforts are geared towards restoring and maintaining what makes Lahaina so beautiful and
special. Proper stewarding and cultivation are of the highest priorities in my life and have always brought me to realize my higher purpose,” he said.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Hawaii nonprofit organization that strives to faithfully restore, maintain and interpret the physical, historical and cultural legacies of Lahaina, the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The foundation oversees and maintains 11 major historic structures in Lahaina and maintains public parks and open spaces throughout historic Lahaina Town.