Margaret J. Niuli’i Heine – President
Phillip M. Arnold – Vice President
Veronica Weigel – Secretary
Napali Woode – Treasurer
Rosie Lum – Director/Hospitality Chairman
Karlen Porter – Director/Merchandise Chairman
Pua Higa – Director/Scholarship Chairman
Tiana Dole – Director
Nohealani Hirahara– Director
Malia Scanlan– Director
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Papaku no Kameha’ikana encourages and enables families to understand and live and practice Hawaiian values and cultural traditions.
Hawaiian values (Akahai, Lokahi, ‘Olu’olu, Ha’aha’a, ‘Ahonui) and cultural traditions are learned, lived, and passed on within families for all future generations.
We plan, organize and coordinate Native Hawaiian activities for families that promote cultural practices. These activities include community service and educational events that perpetuate cultural protocol. Participants are encouraged to share and reciprocate with others including people throughout Polynesia.
Margaret J. Niuli’i Heine - President
Niuli’i is a Native Hawaiian, graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, and received her Business Management Degree at Chaminade University. She lives on Hawaiian Home Lands in Waimanalo. Niuli’i is an Assistant Vice President at First Hawaiian Bank. Niuli’i has danced hula for over 30 years for Na Pua Lei O Likolehua, recently graduated in 2009 as a Kumu Hula (hula teacher) and is now teaching in the halau. She is actively involved in outrigger canoe paddling with over 30 years of experience as a paddler and coach.
Napali Woode - Treasurer/Grant Writer
Rosie Lum – Director, Hospitality Chairman
I am 70 years old, recently retired in the field of District Loss prevention Manager for Longs Drugs. Coached Kamehamha Schools Girls program for 32 years as well as several canoe clubs during the summer months. Privileged to manage a Grant for Healani Canoe club and had the most wonderful experience learning the art of canoe repairs with Master Canoe Builder Bobbie Puakea for two years. I am of Hawaiian decent and want to continue to involve myself in anything and all things that are Hawaiian.
Karlen Porter – Director, Merchandise Chairman
Karlen is a Native Hawaiian graduate of the Class of 1996 from Kamehameha Schools and because of a volleyball scholarship is also a graduate of Chaminade University Class of 2000. Karlen is from and currently resides in Manoa. She is the PACS Administrator at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Karlen’s favorite responsibility is being an aunty. When she is not having fun at hula or paddling she loves relaxing with her family (including her German shepherd retriever Della) and friends.
Dr. Puanani Higa – Director/Scholarship Chairman
Puanani is a wife and mother to three beautiful keiki. Her ʻohana comes from ʻUalapuʻe, Molokaʻi; Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi Island; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She resides in Nuʻuanu and is the eldest of 5 siblings. Her interests include hula, singing, traveling, and photography. Pua is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Loyola Marymount University (BA English), University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa (MEdT), and the University of Southern California (EdD). Currently, Dr. Higa is the high school Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Tiana Dole - Director
I am Native Hawaiian, from Mo'ili'ili (lives on Waiaka where Kamo'ili'ili Church once stood) also raised in Maunalua. My passion is Reiki and Energy Healing, also learning other forms of spiritual healing and channeling; my goal is to learn traditional Hawaiian healing and Hawaiian language. I am in the secular field of the printing business now for 15 years and have a background in Graphic Designs and Printing. My connection to our Native Hawaiian culture is very recent and I have been connected through my nephews and nieces who attend Ke Kula Kaiapuni 'O Ānuenue and Kamehameha-Kapalama. The ocean is where I love to be. Sherwoods, Waimanalo is my favorite spot. I’m kind of a clown, love to laugh or make people laugh. I am a tatau aficianado and looking forward to my traditional Alaniho.
Nohealani Hirahara- Director
Nohealani is a Native Hawaiian, received her Executive MBA from UH and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. She lives on Hawaiian Home Lands in Waimanalo. She is a senior program manager for Hawaiian Electric’s Demand Response. Nohea is involved in innovative projects that help with reaching the states 100% renewables target by 2045. Nohealani is actively involved in sailing canoe, one man and six man outrigger canoe paddling.
Malia Scanlan - Director
Malia is a Native Hawaiian mother and grandmother. Her ʻohana has lived on the same ʻāina at Pūʻahuʻula in Kāneʻohe for eight generations. She is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa. Her passions are enjoying time with her children and grandchildren, kapa making, gardening--especially Native Hawaiian plants--and the Hawaiian lunar calendar.