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Board Members & Staff

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Ku'uleinani Maunupau

Executive Director

Kahulu Maluo-Pearson

Director of Operations


Michael Keolamau Tengan

Community Liaison

Kahealani Ferreira

Office Manager

Pōlani Kahakalau

Program Manager

Lynn Keahi


Uʻi Ige

Project Coordinator

Lohelani Furtado-Gaspar

Teaching Assistant & Archaeology Assistant


                 President                              Vice-President                         Secretary                             Officer

        Dr. Hokulani Holt                    Nanifay Paglinawan              Nicole Hokoana                 Kalena Eaton










Dr. Hokulani Holt


Dr. Hokulani Holt has been the Kumu Hula for Pāʻū O Hi’iaka for over 35 years. She has devoted her professional and personal time to many aspects of Hawaiian culture throughout the islands. Hōkūlani was a founding member, a parent, and a Director of Pūnana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Preschool. She was the first Maui Site Coordinator for Nä Pua No’eau, The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children, she was the Culture and Education Manager for the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission and  currently works at the UH Maui College, Director at Kahikina o Ka Lā. Hōkūlani is a cultural/lineal descendant of the Kaʻehu Bay area, aka Kauahea.


Nanifay Paglinawan 


Nanifay Paglinawan has her Bachelorʻs Degree in Psychology and recently retired from Women Helping Women as a Counselor and Women and Childrenʻs Advocate for the past 40 years on the island of Maui.  Paglinawan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her service and dedication to serving women and children of Maui County in the area of domestic violence.

Nicole Hokoana


Nicole Hokoana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked with youth on middle and high school campuses, with young adults at University of Hawai Maui College and with families at Child & Family Service. She served as a Program Director and Individual/Family Therapist at Child & Family Service for 4 years.  She currently works at Maui Behavior Health Resources.

Kalena Eaton

Kalena Eaton has a Bachelorʻs Degree in Family Resource Management and Masterʻs degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.  She has worked with youth of all ages as a Mentor Health Coordinator at the Department of Health, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division and was the Director Services Specialist IV for the Queen Liliuokalani Childrenʻs Center.  She is currently working at Maui Waena Intermediate School as a youth counselor.

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