BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Jed Gaines, Founder and President:
  Jed Gaines founded Read Aloud America in 1995, in effort to bring families together and also share the love of reading.  Under his leadership, RAA and the Read Aloud Program (RAP) have reached over 348,000 people in homes across the state.  Jed also serves as the Marketing Director and Funding Resource for the Read Aloud America organization.

Larry Laird, Vice President:  Larry is a former teacher, school principal and director of human resources for a large school district in the Bay Area. He was the first Maui Site Coordinator when RAP began on Maui in 2009. Since then he has overseen the operations of over 25 RAP programs on Maui. He currently serves as the Director of Operations and Grants.

Natalie Mun-Takata, Secretary:  Natalie Mun-Takata has been the Principal at Kalihi Elementary School for the last five years.  She leads Kalihi Elementary with a goal "to provide world-class education for all students."

Charman Akina, Treasurer:  Charman Akina, M.D., is a retired internist.  He formerly worked with the Honolulu Medical Group and the Waimanalo Health Center.

 

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