Franz Weber has been active in the cycling and triathlon community for over two decades, and was previously a board member of PATH. He currently serves on various boards, mostly of non-profits that are involved with cycling, child and family support, and assisting people in need. Several days/week you may see him on his bike, cycling several thousand miles/year.
Claudia Hartz is a Behavioral Health Patient Navigator at Hawaii Island Community Health Center. She has been a part of Hawaii Island Community Health Center for over nine years; previously known as West Hawaii Community Health Center.
Claudia received her B.A in Transborder Chicano/Latino studies from Arizona State University. Her focus in college was Community Health and Development. She was a research assistant for the Department of Transformative Studies during college. She completed her Master’s in Social Work through the University of Hawai’i Manoa campus. She dedicated her capstone to migrant seasonal agriculture workers in Hawai’i, creating a Migrant Seasonal Agricultural worker toolkit.
Claudia’s responsibilities as a Behavioral Health Patient Navigator is linking the underserved community to resources, helping to identify barriers in their medical and behavioral health care. Claudia is working towards her goal of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Claudia is a NACHW (National Community Health Worker Association and an advisor for the A.L.O.H.A. Latinos Association on Big Island. On her off time, Claudia enjoys spending time with her family, the local 5K walk/runs, walking on the Ane Keohokalole walking path, dancing with a local Ballet Folkloric group, and Zumba.
Cindy is a retired school principal and a dedicated local volunteer. She always loved the people who volunteered in her schools and is now happy to have the time to volunteer herself.
· Member of the PATH Board since 2014
· Mother, grandmother, and wife
· Retired school principal and adjunct university instructor
· Registration Director for Lavaman, Honu, and Ironman, and Ultraman Finish Line Co-Director
· Chairperson for GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) for West Hawaii’s fifth grade girls
· Standard Bearer Chairperson for Rotary Club’s Volunteers at the Hualalai Golf Tournament.
Melissa Braswell has been the owner of Big Island Running Company for 13 years. In that time, she has participated in and sponsored many of the local races and events on the Big Island, including helping organize registration on race morning for both the Run for Hops and PATH Run for many years. She is an active runner and occasional swimmer and enjoys helping people in the community become and stay active. Prior to her time on the Big Island, Melissa was an attorney in Chicago, and has recently received her Hawaii law license.