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Our Staff

Administrative

Kukui Maunakea-Forth
Executive Director

Angie "Charlie" Aila
Executive Administrator

Kamuela Enos
Social Enterprise Director

Malia Morales
Curriculum, Assessment, and New Programs Director

Education

Angela Hoppe-Cruz
Education Resource Specialist

Shelley Muneoka
Education Resource Specialist

Nicky Manivanh
Education Resource Specialist

Enterprise

Gary Maunakea-Forth
Managing Director

Malia Morales
Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and New Programs

Derrick Kiyabu
Farm Special Projects Manager

Cheryse Sana
Farm Manager

Derrik Parker, Kuuleilani Samson, Julie Ioane, Miki Arasato
Farm Assistant Managers

Dino Berengue
Delivery Driver

Our Leadership

Our Board includes representatives from a diversity of organizations in the non-profit and business sectors; they are leading advocates and managers in education, agriculture, health, energy, media and community development.

Maenette Ah-Nee Benham, PhD. Board President
Director, Dean of the Hawaiinuiakea – the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Maenette has been a college Professor and Higher Education Administrator for the past three decades, serving at Michigan State University and more recently at the University of Hawaii. She is member of numerous indigenous and academic consortiums, and brings a wealth of expertise and experiences.

Kaimana Pine, Board Vice President
Owner, Hale Nalu Surf & Bike. Kaimana has been involved in management of their family business since his teenage years, and is now immersed in the world of social media, community organizing, and design. Still in his early 30’s Kaimana has been on the cutting edge of indigenous youth movements in Hawaii especially as they merge social media, design and surf/skate cultures.

Ed Kenney, Board Secretary
Owner/chef, Town Restaurant. To say Ed is at the forefront of Hawaii’s farm-to-table movement is an understatement. Ed has been a leader of sustainable food and agriculture movements the past decade, advocating/representing small farmers across the State of Hawaii. Working at both ends of the spectrum Ed has cooked for and advised presidents and world dignitaries; and found time to feed/mentor/inspire youth in our college pathway.

Neil Hannahs, Board Treasurer
Land Assets Manager, Bishop Estate Kamehameha Schools. Neil is a visionary leader and movement maker in indigenous land issues and natural resource management. Neil is an active and long-standing community activist, advocate, and volunteer, has served on numerous non-profit Boards, and he brings a depth of experience and knowledge on agriculture, land and water issues, and community development.

Other Directors

Our Board includes representatives from a diversity of organizations in the non-profit and business sectors; they are leading advocates and managers in education, agriculture, health, energy, media and community development.

Miwa Tamanaha
Deputy Director, KUA- Kua‘aina Ulu ‘Auamo

Kristen Kenney
Owner/Consultant, Celia Duke Designs

Kinohi Gomes
Associate Director, Na Pua No‘eau Center for Native Hawaiian Gifted & Talented

Mawae Morton
CEO, Pacific Bioenergy Group and Matariki Group

Paula Akana
KITV Broadcast Journalist

Keoni Lee
COO ‘Oiwi Television