Board of Directors
Chairman - Larrie Cordova - Hawaii / California
Vice Chairman - Christina Garica Sanchez - Texas
Secretary - Kathleen Sherriffs - Oregon / Hawaii
Treasurer - James M. Schmidt - N. California / Hawaii
Member - Cam Cavasso - Hawaii
Member - Fabio Carrillo Rangel - Florida
Member - Jeanette C. Morgan - N. California
Member - Hawaii (Position)
Member - John R. Stewart - Hawaii
Member - Antoinette Clark - N. California / Hawaii
Member - Priscilla Robins - Hawaii / California
Hawaii's Intercessory Team
This Project has a dedicated Team of devoted Prayer Warriors.
President / CEO - Larrie Cordova
Vice President / COO - Hawaii / Position
Chief Financial Officer / CFO - James M. Schmidt
Sr. Administrative / Director - Kathleen Sherriffs
Public Relations / Administrator - Joserene P. Lacuesta
Marketing / CMO - Kristi S. Austad
Human Resource Manager - Isabel
Human Resource Consultant - Priscilla Robins
Global Real Estate Consultant - Hawaii / Position
Head of Security - Hawaii / Position
Telecommunications - Dennis Staysniak
Hebraic Learning Center-
Private School Superintendent - Hawaii (Local Position)
Sr.Construction Manager Phase I & III - Joe M. Ferrante
Non-Profit Executive Board
President / CEO - Larrie Cordova
Vice President / COO - Hawaii / Position
Vice President / Marketing - Kristi Austad
Chief Financial Officer / CFO - James M. Schmidt
Human Resource Manager - Isabel
Human Resource Consultant - Priscilla K. Robin
Agricultural Consultant - Cam Cavasso
Agricultural & Fish Manager - Ryan Hansen
The Shepard's Heart Homeless Director Hawaii's Communities - Foa Fetui
Fisher's of Men Director Lost Tribes of Israel Communities - Paul Cabello
The Shepard's Heart Director - Education and Rehab - Marsha Fetui
Director - Medical Clinic - (Hawaii Position) Local
Director - Feeding the Homeless - Cliff Ellis
Physical Security Manager Consultant - William P. Roe
Head of Security - (Hawaii Position)
Sr.Construction Manager Phase II - Joe M. Ferrante
Hawaii's Volunteer Committee Coordinator - (Hawaii Position)
Head of Special World Events- Jim Griffin
Every Board Member are Five Fold Believers
Larrie Cordova - President / CEO
As President, CEO and Founder of Hawaii's World Vision of Hope, Mr.Cordova is
now fulfilling a vision that was given to him nearly 30 years ago to reach the homeless and hurting people of Hawaii.
This vision was given to Mr. Cordova in 1977 after enlisting in the United States
Marines Corps. He was stationed in Hawaii, as part of the 3rd
Battalion 3rd Marines Special Force 3rd Reconnaissance Unit on Oahu.
Mr. Cordova was involved in the Movie Industry in Hollywood and worked on several
projects as a stuntman actor and drove for leading Actors and Directors for local Teamsters Union.
Mr. Cordova brings a wealth of experience both in the Construction Management
including residential, commercial and governmental projects and Supervised Habitat for Humanity projects. He has worked for such companies as Rudolph and Sletten, PCI, and others for the past 25 years in California, Colorado and Hawaii. He also has experience in sales along with Dale Carnegie Public Speaking, Contractor and Project Management Courses and Computer Aided Drafting at California College of Communications. Mr. Cordova attended Ohlone College in Fremont, California.
Mr. Cordova has been ordained for the past 29 years under Genesis Upper Room Church, Saratoga, California, under Reverend Rita Felix and now Apostle
Cam Cavasso - Board Member / Agriculture Consultant
Founder and President of Foundation 1776, Cam is a businessman with a small
farm in Waimanalo. He is a 24-year veteran financial advisor with the Mass Mutual
Financial Group. Cam served five years as an officer in the US Army and was
elected to three terms in the Hawaii State Legislature. He most recently ran as the
Republican nominee for the US Senate.
Cam grew up in Hawaii. He attended the Kailua Public Schools through high school.
After two semesters as a foreign exchange student at Waseda University in Tokyo,
Japan, Cam graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His degree from
that University was in Sociology and East Asian Studies. Cam is a lay minister in his church and often leads bible study groups. He is sought after as a keynote speaker by organizations and churches throughout the nation.
Late in 2010 and early 2011, Cam spoke to churches in Hawaii, California and
Florida. He met with several Pastors from Hawaii and their congrations to discuss
social issues. He also met with Pastors Dave and Kate Schmidgall and other
leaders of the National Community Church in Washington D.C., to discuss ministering to the homeless. Additionally, Cam attended the the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC),. The CPAC is a three-day annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States.
Their visit was to see the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in
Simi Valley. As part of this visit, Cam gained a greater understanding of President
Reagan's principles which include, individual liberty, economic opportunity, global
democracy and national price. These principles support the core values of
Dennis Staysniak - Media / Telecommunications
Dennis Staysniak is an award-winning photographer and executive producer, a
published graphic artist and a seasoned veteran, with over 35 years experience in
the field of Information Technologies. Mr. Staysniak holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Marketing& Advertising with a minor in Public Finance. Throughout his career,
Mr. Staysniak has served in a number of management capacities in both private andpublic sectors, developing large-scale multi-media and video sales/marketing and training programs.
He has enjoyed tenures in the health/medical, national retail food and Fortune 500
manufacturing environments. For the last 14 years served in the government sector
as the Manager of Information Systems and Facilities for the Lorain County Board of Mental Health.
In his current capacity, Mr. Staysniak provided construction oversight of a 19,000
Sq. ft. facility that presently houses a Level III Data Center (processing $20,000,000+) in Community Medicaid claims annually) and a community
mental health treatment facility. He co-authored the current Telecommunications Policy for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and provided project management oversight for a multi county, federally funded collaborative to establish a SQL-based data warehouse initiative.
He also provided project management oversight and development for an Ohio
Consumer Outcomes Survey Tool. This tool was used by provider agencies in 20
Ohio counties. In June of 2002, the British Government formally requested a copy of
this program for evaluation purpose as part of it's own national behavioral healthcare outcomes initiative project.
James M. Schmidt - Treasurer / CFO
A seasoned accounting executive with over 20 years of accounting experience,
James M. Schmidt started his accounting career as an auditor of high tech
companies in Silicon Valley with Ernst & Young, CPAs. After leaving Ernst& Young,
he worked with several start-up ventures with varied success. Mr. Schmidt obtained
experience in the accounting trenches of payables, receivables, inventory, cost
accounting, payroll, fixed assets and the like. During these early years, he assisted
in preparing an S-1 Registration and related schedules for taking Cardiac Pathways
Mr. Schmidt was first promoted to the position of Controller while working for Sensory, Inc. in 1997. He worked for WinNet MCS which was sold to an Israeli company and Chip Shot Golf Company which went bankrupt in 2000. As the Controller, Mr. Schmidt was involved with selling Spruce Technologies to Apple Computer in 2001. Again as the Controller, Mr. Schmidt was involved with a failed attempt to sell Saratoga Systems in 2002. Mr. Schmidt spent the next four years building an accounting consulting practice which converged into participating in Sarbanes Oxley audits.
In 2006, Mr. Schmidt accepted a position as the senior finance executive for Beck's
Furniture in Rancho Cordova, where he currently serves as the Controller.
Mr. Schmidt earned his BA degree in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1982.
He later returned to UC Berkeley and obtained his MBA in 1996. Mr. Schmidt
participated in a Washington Campus Fellowship at Georgetown University in
Washington D.C, where he studied Public Policy and Governmental Process in the
summer of 1988. He holds an active California CPA license #67904 which he first
acquired in 1994.
Antionette Clark - Board Member / Media
television I began my career working as an artist for a small television station. using
ink pens, colored pencils, markers comps, and airbrushes to create still art for the
newscasts and commercials. Then in the early 80's a new, innovative computer was
introduced to the television industry to create animation and I became a Broadcast
Designer using that computer for several years. While working in Miami, a group of
us started using the Apple Macintosh computer for animation before there was any
software or hardware developed.
NBC,as and After winning several awards, we were recognized as some of the first
designers to use a desktop computer for broadcast purposes. As I moved through
the industry from the network affiliates of ABC, CBS, and NBC, I was offered
positions and or recruited to be on the ground floor of larger networks such as Fox,
The Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel and Starz. My career flourished; I
could pick and choose where I wanted to work, I won Emmy and Telly awards, but
there always seemed to be something missing. I worked along side many talented
and brilliant producers, writers and reporters as we promoted news and
Finally,My life was defined by the Challenger disaster, the OJ Simpson car chase, the
Gulf War and countless movies, both good and bad. The industry was now governed
by attorneys, marketing experts and world disasters. Finally, after working for the
largest network in the world, the Defense Department, I sold everything and moved
to Hawaii with my 16 year old son. I worked for room and board helping to put
together a social network for Christians. It was in Hawaii, I saw the devastating
effects of homelessness and the obvious non representation of the growing
disadvantaged population by the media. There is a large segment of the
population who's concerns surround food and shelter and not who is the latest
winner on American Idol. I became an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, which is the a
for volunteer for national version of the Peace Corps. I took a pledge of poverty for
one year and offered my expertise to a government non-profit organization that serves
the low income population in California.
After my service I was asked to join the agency as a full time employee and I now
work with a group of dedicated individuals who have spent their lives developing
successful programs to help the homeless and low income people in their community.
Kathleen Sherriffs - Sr. Administration Director
Program in Senior Administrative Assistant on the pioneer Bridge Program in
Oregon for the past seven years serving Design.
Construction,Quality Assurance, Environmental and Project Controls groups to
accomplish the programs goals for project implementation during all phases of the
A influenced by the beauty and love for Hawaii, she developed a multi-faceted
entrepreneurship from producing a line of perfumes and lotions based on the
Hawaiian Royal family, owning an import and export business in Hawaii and later
a Hawaiian store named Royal Hawaiian King in a famous hotel in California.
Developed and most notably, she designed and developed an innovative
community commercial, residential and transitional housing model
" Village community " project that set the development of major projects in the
Wilsonville and Lake Grove areas of Oregon.
Ryan Hansen - Agriculture Manager
Ryan is a northern California native who moved up to Sacramento in 97’ to play
for baseball for Sacramento State. After his baseball career Ryan continued his
passion for water sports, skiing on CSUS water-ski team where both the team and
Ryan won several events. In baseball and waterskiing Ryan was team captain and
has continues his leadership skills and hard work ethic to this day. Ryan graduated
from Sac State in 2002 with a BA in Communications.
levels Today Ryan manages a farm in Nicolaus, CA where they grow crops; such as,
wheat, alfalfa, and rice. The total acreage of the farm is just over 1,600. Ryan is also
in charge of the farm’s aquaculture complex, where Ryan is currently growing close
to 100,000 channel catfish. Of those fish 30,000 are of market size today. In his four
years farming the greatest learning experience is the fact that farming is more than
just planting a seed in the ground and watching it grow, or hatching some fish and
watching them grow. Farming is a continual watch with the eye and a major science;
also, the grace of the Lord plays a key role. Farming takes a lot of hard work and
determination to be successful, something that Ryan is passionate about and thrives on.
The aquaculture complex is also home of The Watersports Farm; a 26 acre
private water-ski and wakeboard lake where Ryan gives people of all levels lessons
on waterskiing and wakeboarding. Ryan has skied all over the United States, and in
2002 skied on the (PWT) Pro Water-ski Tour.
Ryan was baptized a new believer in 2005, and is amazed at how his life has
changed. “I’m in amazement of how we live in darkness, before we see the light. Now life makes sense, God is real and he’s here for everyone who asks him
into their lives.
” Ryan is passionate about speaking the word of God. “We are the ones to
prepare our youth for something the world has never seen. We must stand
unashamed of the gospel of Christ, and share the good news to people with love and boldness.
Joserene P. Lacuesta - Public Relation / Administrator / Media
Joserene Lacuesta is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in her line of work.
Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care from the University of
Hawaii West Oahu. An honor student on the Dean's List and is a member of the
Justice, and Health Administration Club. As a Professional Speaker, she conducts
three levels of interactive college recruitment presentations at local high schools on
behalf of the University of Hawaii Community College System.
In addition she is the tour coordinator for Leeward Community College, whereby
she coordinators interactive tours though out the LCC campus, which include
class and program visitation.
Priscilla Robins - Human Resource Director
A human resource manager, now retired, served with the U.S. Federal Government
for 39 years.She received numerous honors, awards and recognitions for outstanding achievements in her line of work.
Previously, she served as project leader at Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl
She is active in a variety of church ministries, and as director, board of association.
Joe Ferrante - Construction Manager
Joe Ferrante was born and raised in San Jose, CA. My father was a general
contractor and I grew up working with him throughout most of my life. Braking away
from the family business to attend San Diego State University on a baseball
scholarship. Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 24th round, I spent three years in
the Astros organization. I was the Chapel leader on the ball club. I remained in
Daytona Beach, Florida, beginning my sales career working for a Budweiser
Quickly promoted within the company, spending five years there. Moved back to CA
in late 1988 and found a sales position with a local roofing company. Growing up in
the construction industry gave me a working knowledge of the industry.
With over (35) years experience in residential construction and roofing, excellent
sales and communication skills, Joe Ferrante has a proven track record of success in the industry and running his own company.
Joe brings great enthusiasm and a true love for Christ as well as others. Joe has
attended Cathedral of Faith in San Jose, CA for 22 years and serves in the creative
arts ministry. Joe also sings with Northern California’s premier men’s accappela
choir. One of the top ten choral groups in the world.
Attorney's for HWVH - Representing from California and Hawaii
Leeann K. Kaawa - Public Relation / Special Events - Hawaii
Tracie Donahue - Director / Producer - Pennsylvania
"Secrets to Love"
Tina Rosario - Prison Ministry and Family Counseling - N. California
Leon Rosario - Head of Hebraic Shofar Teaching - N. California
Mike Tobar - Excavating - Northern California
John B. Santos - Welder / Trainer - Northern California
Frank Orosco - Construction / Manager - Northern California