Our Board is Here to Serve and Continue the Unity Hawaii Community Legacy

The Endowment Foundation has an elected five-member Board of Directors. Its duties are defined in the Foundation’s Bylaws. The Foundation's Board is duty bound to perform its functions in accordance with its Bylaws and the  UPMIFA uniform law  governing foundations.

Sally was a frequent visitor to Unity Church of Hawai’i every year while visiting her mother, Ruth Isaak Lyle, who joined in 1976.  She became a member in 2010 after moving here from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For the last two years, she has been serving on the Bylaws Committee and the Board of the Endowment Foundation and is currently chair of both.  Sally’s professional experience as an attorney was in law firms and at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Michael Hamnett has been attending Unity Church for eleven years. He has served on the Endowment Foundation Board since it was established and currently also serves on the church Finance Committee. He has been on the UH faculty since 1986 and served as the Executive Director of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii for 11 years.

Thomas Gallagher, MD, is a pediatrician completing over 30 years at Tripler AMC where he was director of the Office of Special Needs and Services, supervising over 30 professional staff.  He is a published author and was the recipient of ~$20M in Research Funds over 11 years to develop a cost-effective intervention protocol for the provision of medically related services dissemination to the Department of Defense Dependents Schools worldwide.  He was on the consultant board for the Department of Defense Educational board for autism, and was an invited speaker at many conferences worldwide. He was awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit by the Army Surgeon General in 2002.  He is serving as UCoH Board of Trustees president and has served on several committees in the community.

Jack has been a member of Unity Church since 1991. He has been active in many committees and has served on the Board of Trustees as President. As a former stock broker at Morgan Stanley, he brings investment knowledge and skills to the Endowment Board. Jack has MBA and MA degrees, and has had a career in Hawaii in hospital administration.

Howard has been a member of Unity Church since 1991.  He has been active in many committees and has served on the Board of Trustees as President.  He has been with the Hawaii State Energy office for over 30 years, leading the charge in in reducing Hawaii’s energy expenditures by well over $1 billion.  He is a licensed small businessman, managing properties for over 30 years.