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The Compassionate Friends Honolulu Chapter
Steering Committee 
 
       
 
Terry and David have been co-leaders of The Compassionate Friends Honolulu Chapter since May of 2015. David is also the newsletter editor, webmaster and Regional Coordinator for Hawaii. Terry is a Social Worker at Tripler Army Medical Center and David is retired.  Our son, Darryl passed in November 1999 from stomach cancer. He was 18 when he passed and just graduated from Castle High School. It's been a rough journey, though we have matured and grown a lot since.
 
Clara has joined our steering committee and has been the parent coordinator since February 2018. Her daughter Melanie passed in March 2012.
 
 
 
Laura is the facilitator for the monthly Tuesday evening meetings. Laura serves in the Army and has been in Hawaii since 2017. Her son Matt, passed when he fell while hiking in the Cascades in 2012. He was six weeks shy of his 20th birthday. It is not a journey any of us wants to walk... but I am grateful we can help each other in this new normal.
 
 
Stacy is a native of Las Vegas, and has traveled the country in her roles in tourism leadership and community service. On November 3, 2018, she lost her son Ryan to Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, at the tender age of 19. The devastating impacts of his loss have pushed her forward. Taking a promotion within her company one year later now allows her to make her home on Maui, with her wife and their two giant dogs. Stacy will be starting a Maui chapter of The Compassionate Friends, and looks forward to creating a welcoming and affirming space for those who have lost a child, sibling or grandchild. 
 
 
 
Jennifer feels incredibly honored to be the sibling facilitator. Jennifer found TCF early in her grief, after losing her brother Ian, in early 2020. She found TCF to be an incredible support, and wants to give back to those who gave her so much support. Jennifer moved to Hawaii in early 2021, and looks forward to sharing the aloha support with her fellow sibs.