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  • Bill Coy, Director

    Bill Coy is the Director of the Omidyar Fellows Program. As the director, Bill is responsible for the overall success and external impact of the Omidyar Fellows program and the Forum of Fellows. This includes the design, facilitation, staffing, presentation, and evaluation of all elements of the program. He created the original model of the Omidyar Fellows program, including the curriculum, program elements and development of the Forum of Fellows. 

    Previously, Bill was a partner of La Piana Consulting and Director of Human Resources for the Catholic Diocese of Oakland and for Yosemite National Institutes, an environmental education organization. He also directed training and development for George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), a film special effects company, and was responsible for organizational and management development at both ILM and Skywalker Sound.

    Bill has developed and led leadership learning communities for both emerging and senior leaders from Fargo to Honolulu. He has acted as an executive coach with the Noyce Leadership Institute and the Stanford Medical Leadership Academy. He has been on the graduate faculty of the University of San Francisco and The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

    Bill’s real claim to fame was an extra in Return of the Jedi and is the only consultant known to have facilitated meetings at both the Vatican and Skywalker Ranch!

    Originally trained as a cultural anthropologist, Bill holds graduate degrees in systematic theology and clinical counseling. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and has worked in organizational trauma recovery.

    He lives a bifurcated life between Oakland, California, and Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He and his wife Nancy have four adult offspring and five grandchildren.

  • Sam Dorios, Systems and Complexity Associate

    Sam Dorios is experienced in approaches and practices of both systems thinking and emergent learning. Systems thinking is used to support efforts in creating sustained social change, and emergent learning helps those involved with the work improve their ability to have impact. Sam supports the Omidyar Fellows in their various projects and initiatives and helps shepherd Hawai‘i Leadership Forum’s internal learning and improvement. This includes utilizing various complexity tools, such as systems mapping and emergent learning tables.

    Sam earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also has bachelor’s degrees in both history and religious studies, having graduated summa cum laude. At UWM, Sam was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, co-founder and president of the Religious Studies Student Organization, and served as a student representative on both the history department's board and the university's religious studies board.

    Prior to joining the Hawai‘i Leadership Forum, Sam helped manage his family’s restaurant and was a teacher for Milwaukee schools. Subjects Sam taught include Latin and the History of Vampires.

  • Lisa Leong, Producer

    Lisa Leong is experienced in the design and implementation of professional development programs and organizational management. With a background in education administration and adult learning, Lisa’s primary focus for the past 20 years has been building meaningful professional learning communities through events and ongoing initiatives.

    Lisa oversees the business and ongoing operations of the Omidyar Fellows program and Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum, and leads special projects such as the Forum of Fellows Summit.

    Previously, Lisa was director of programs for the Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools, leading professional development programs for the 100-member schools. Simultaneously, Lisa served as conference director of the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference, an annual three-day program for top-level executives and thought leaders across Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

    Lisa grew up on the island of Kauaʻi, graduated from ʻIolani School, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine. She received a master’s degree in higher education administration from New York University. Her community commitments include serving as a board member of Pacific Buddhist Academy.

  • Kerry Lezy, Program Associate

    Kerry Lezy brings diverse skills to her position as program associate, where she provides communications, administrative, and logistical support to the Omidyar Fellows program and the Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum.

    Previously, Kerry was a deputy attorney general with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General. Prior to that, she was a deputy prosecuting attorney with the City and County of Honolulu and in private practice. Additionally, she worked for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education, teaching in Oʻahu’s public elementary schools.

    Kerry earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law. 

  • Troy Siruno, Project Associate

    Troy Siruno is a creative professional with more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience in Hawaiʻi. He serves as project associate, providing his communication and project management skills to the Omidyar Fellows program and Hawai‘i Leadership Forum.

    Previously, Troy worked as a consultant for SM Hawai‘i, developing communication strategies and campaigns for government entities and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, he was director of marketing for Hawai‘i News Now, the state’s largest­ broadcast media organization. Throughout his career, Troy has conceived and executed innovative marketing campaigns, bringing the stories of local businesses and other nonprofit organizations to life on broadcast, digital, and social media platforms.