Samantha Moikeha (Hawai'i)
Samantha has been an important and valued member of the va’a community for over 45 years as a paddler, and over 35 years in va’a organizations and racing. In that time, she has taken on a wide variety of roles and positions of responsibility.
Samantha has extensive experience in organizing large regattas in her role as HCRA Race Commissioner, and in organizing and supporting races. This experience extends to several large distance races around the State of Hawai’i, including the Queen Liliu’okalani Long Distance Race, The Pailolo Challenge, and several additional association distance races and regattas. Most recently, Samantha is serving as the head of the organizing committee for the IVF World Sprints in Hilo, Hawai’i 2024.
Samantha is dedicated to her responsibilities, and to facing any challenges. We look forward to adding Samantha’s experience to the IVF Board.
Trish Johnston (Australia)
Trish commenced paddling in 1990, at that time there were only 11 clubs in Australia. Trish competed competitively for several years, before spending more time as an AOCRA administrator. Trish was elected to the AOCRA board during the 1998 AGM and has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President. Trish remained on the board for 21 continuous years, 7 of those as President.
In addition, Trish has been the IVF Representative for AOCRA for 10 years between 2010-2020 and has attended most IVF meetings since then. Trish has been a part of the IVF Medical committee and rules committee and was the Race Director for the 2016 IVF World Elite and Club Sprint Championships held and the IVF 2019 Long Distance Championships both held in Australia.
In the 21 years on the Board of AOCRA Trish has consistently been a part of operations planning and running events in a volunteer capacity. Trish is always willing to help, provide advice or feedback. We look forward to adding Trish’s experience to the IVF Board.