KOM is governed by a ten (10) member Board of Directors comprised of community, private and business leaders, dedicated and committed to improving the health conditions and status of Native Hawaiians on the island of O`ahu through the development and implementation of a system of culturally relevant and appropriate services that complements and enhances rather then duplicates existing health care services.

Isaiah K. Aina
Chairman of the Board
Isaiah K. Aina, MBA, is from Honolulu, HI, and is a graduate of McKinley High School. He is of Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, and Chinese descent and currently resides in Mililani with his wife (Amy), and their four children, Brooke (14), Malosi (11), Kai (9) and Koa (3).

Isaiah also enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and proudly served overseas in deployments to Kuwait (2006) and Afghanistan (2012) in the field of Logistics/Transportation Management earning several accolades, awards and promotions. He received his education at the University of Phoenix where he graduated with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration.

Isaiah is a financial Services Professional with New York Life. The clients that he serves come from all walks of life – from young professionals starting off their careers to business owners in various stages of their vocations, and young families looking for direction towards building a solid financial future to pre/post retirees wanting to live their Golden Years as they dream.

Currently, he shares his love for the game of basketball by volunteering as a coach at Waialua High School. He also serves as the VP of Membership for the Ward Transformers Toastmasters Club and volunteers with the local Chambers of Commerce. Isaiah is humbled and extremely honored to serve as a Board Member with Ke Ola Mamo.
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Analika Nahulu
Board Vice Chair
Aloha mai, o’wau Analika Nahulu. I’ve been representing Waianae at the Ke Ola Mamo Board of Directors. I’m a lifelong resident and third generation to Lot 104 of the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. My grandfather received the award along with the original settlers and pioneers of the community. Believing that the spirit of a community is vital to its wellness, my grandparents, parents and families wove Hawaiian values and foundations for two of the three, original churches to the homestead. These are my traditions.

My early education was in the community, Nanaikapono Elementary and Intermediate School and finishing at St Andrew’s Priory. Soon after, started at Leeward Community College and finished with a B.A. in Community Development from Central Michigan University. There were two internships: Boston University, School of Medicine in Community Leadership specific to ATOD and Hawaii Pacific University in Community Non-profit Organizations Leadership. Graduate work followed at University of Hawaii-Manoa , School of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health Education. Additionally, years were filled with formal native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and practices from many practitioners: Katherine Maunakea, Kalua Kaiahua, Richard and Lynette Paglinawan, Henry Auwae, Margaret Machado, Abigail Napeahi, and Malia Craver were among the kumu – levels of study are marked with ‘Uniki and depending on the school, certificates of completion.
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Claire K Hughes
Board Secretary
Claire K. Hughes, DrPH, RD, served the Hawai`i’s State Department of Health for over 33 years, as a public health administrator, branch chief, nutritionist and registered dietitian. Dr. Hughes worked in communities on O`ahu and Kaua`i, providing nutrition support for chronic illnesses, Family Health Services and Nutrition Branch of the State Department of Health.

Dr. Hughes was a nutrition consultant to the Moloka`i Diet Program with Drs. Kekuni Blaisdell and Emmett Noa Aluli. In 1996, Dr. Hughes began chairing the Native Hawaiian Breast Cancer Sub-Committee of volunteers for the American Cancer Society – Hawai`i Pacific Inc. The group focused on increasing breast cancer screening among Hawai`i’s Native Hawaiian women, and creating a culturally-based training for health professionals, that reached over 300 of Hawai`i’s health professionals. The ACS volunteer group became the Native Hawaiian Cancer Committee, and focused on reducing cancer rates in Native Hawaiians, encouraging participation in annual health services. Dr. Hughes writes a monthly article on Hawaiian Health and Culture for the Ka Wai Ola of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Dr. Hughes continues to serve the Native Hawaiian Community in her retirement serving on a number of Boards of Health and Community Organizations and community programs.
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C. Melenani Wai`alae
Board Treasurer
Chantrelle Wai‘alae is an Attorney with a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she also earned a Native Hawaiian Law Certificate. As a law student, she served as a law clerk with the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i in Wai‘anae, the Gender Equity Legal Fellow at the University of Hawai’i Office of Institutional Equity, and the Hoenig fellow for Judge R. Mark Browning in Family Court. 

As a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Chantrelle served as the Justice for Women Fellow at the Hawai’i State Legislature. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Hawaiian Studies, with a focus in Hawaiian History and Governance. Chantrelle is passionate about serving the Hawaiian community and has served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two-terms with Hawaiian Community Assets where she worked with Hawaiians who were houseless, low-income, and moderate income to build their financial literacy and stability. Currently, she is teaching Hawai‘i Politics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Modern Hawaiian History at ‘Iolani School KA‘I program. She is a single mother of two girls and supports her youngest in Hawaiian immersion education at Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Waiau.
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Farrah Burke
Farrah K. Burke, MSOL is from Honolulu, HI and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Japanese Language Studies from Santa Clara University (SCU) and was fortunate to spend a year abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Sophia University. In 2015, she earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) from Argosy University.

Farrah’s professional background includes over 15 years of technical sales & service solutions within both the private and public sector markets. She has managed a myriad of AV/IT and construction trade specialties to successfully meet project requirements. Adept at delivering effective strategic account management & administration as well as contract completion and client satisfaction.

Currently, she is also serving as Board of Director-Secretary for the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) to help raise scholarship money for science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) students and teachers in Hawai`i. Farrah remains an active member with the AFCEA Hawaii chapter since joining in 2003 and is extremely honored to serve on the board of Ke Ola Mamo.
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Tiffany Ing
Tiffany Ing

Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing is from Mānoa, O‘ahu. She is an English teacher at Hālau Kū Māna New Century Public Charter School and appreciates its emphasis on place-based ʻike Hawaiʻi curriculum. Tiffany graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1994 and then obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

After traveling throughout Asia and teaching English as a Second Language in Pusan, South Korea, she returned to Hawaiʻi and earned a Master’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In 2015, she completed the requirements for a Doctoral degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her interests include nineteenth-century Hawaiian-language newspapers, nineteenth-century Kānaka ʻŌiwi narratives of Native nationalism, and post-colonial, indigenous discourse and theory. Tiffany’s book, Reclaiming Kalākaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign, was recently published in 2019 by the University of Hawaiʻi Press. Her love of studying peoples, places, and cultures has taken her to Japan, the Philippines, Korea, China, Jerusalem, Jordan, Egypt, and throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico..

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Gerald Lam
I am a licensed attorney in strategic business, administration and contract management consulting since 37 years.  I am also a federal prime contractor since 23 years in design build construction, unexploded ordnance remediation, hazardous waste and demolition and environmental services.  I served as a state district judge for 6 years.  I helped draft the state laws and regulations first licensing acupuncturists and regulating tattoo artists.

Since 1974, I have served on boards of various community charitable organizations in the Native Hawaiian and Chinese communities.  As a family successor to kahuna hoohanau Alina Paki, kahuna laau lapaau Luka Kinolau, royal genealogist Lillian Kahoalii, and kahu Alice Namakelua, I have been teaching select classes in ancient Hawaiian healing and cultural arts since 1982.  I first designed, contracted, engineered and performed the US Navy UXO Kahoolawe Island Cleanup in July 1995 continuing through 2003.  I am also an uniki maoli kahuna lapaau from Papa Henry Auwae (dec. 2000) and continue his teaching in the community today.  I represented KOM on the Board of Papa Ola Lokahi for 5 years and served as Papa Ola Lokahi’s president, vice president and treasurer from time to time.  I have a Native Hawaiian healing center that trains healers and counsels and treats patients.

List of family cultural training and experience

1956 – 1987:  Grandmother.  Princess Elizabeth Alina Kapahupineakaleikoakeopuhiwa-a-Paki (Fong Hing, husband).  Midwife cultural child birthing and family care.

1956 – 1972:  Aunty Luka Kinolau. (Kakoo –assistant– to princess Alina)  Government documented Kahuna laau lapaau since early territorial Hawaii.  Hawaiian healing.

1956 – 1972:  Aunty Lillian Kahoalii:  (Kakoo to princess Alina.).  Family royal genealogist, kahuna kahea and anaana.  Keeper of genealogical records and scrolls inuring to me.

1959 – 1985:  Aunty Alice Namakelua.  (Kakoo to princess Alina.)  Native culturalist and historian, Hawaiian language linguist, genealogist, and spiritual keeper

1954 – 1958:  Sifu Lum Dai Young.  Tao-gar.

1956 – 1967:  Grand-uncle sifu Wong Cook Fat.  Lin-siu, Hung-gar, and Chinese medicine.

1971 – 1991:  Sifu Cheuk Tse.  Tibetan Lama, White Crane, Hop Gar, Choy-Li-Fat, and Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

1996 – 2000:  Papa Henry Auwae.  Pookela kahuna laau lapaau.  Hawaiian healing.

2003 – present:  Co-founder, director of the Native Hawaiian Organization Charity

2005 – 2010:  President, Vice-president, treasurer volunteer at Papa Ola Lokahi.

2005 – present:  Director, Ke Ola Mamo.

2006 – present:  Founding member, Na Lei Hulu – council of healers.

Western academic training and experience

1969 –  Kamehameha High School for Boys

1973 – B.A. Political Science and History, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1976 – Juris Doctor.  J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1978 – Post doctorate LL.M. in Taxation and Constitutional Law.  University of Denver Law School

1978 – Post doctorate Masters of Accounting.  University of Denver

1989 – MBA, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

1982 – 1988.  District Judge, First Circuit, State of Hawaii

1976 – present:  Hawaii private law practice in taxation, business organizations & management, mergers & acquisitions, finance, real estate development, charitable organizations, trusts & estates, contracts, indigenous laws and treaties and international law.
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Alvin Hawai`i Pauole
Alvin Pauole is from Hanalei, Kaua’i, the son of John Papoko Pauole of Hanalei and Elsie Lew Pauole of Waimea, Kaua’i.  He graduated from Kamehameha Schools (KS) in 1956 and the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Al was recognized with many awards, including three Legions of Merit and two Meritorious Service medals during a distinguished 30-year navy career in nuclear submarines before retiring as a Captain. 

His naval accomplishments included being the first minority in the nation to be selected into the Navy Nuclear Power training program; becoming the first and only Native Hawaiian nuclear engineer to serve as Chief Engineer of an operational nuclear reactor plant;  serving as Chief Inspector of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board for Atlantic fleet in certifying the operational safety of all nuclear powered surface ships and submarines; and is the only Hawaiian to Command a Fast Attack nuclear submarine and a Squadron of nuclear submarines.

Upon retirement in July 1990, Al became the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Plant Manager at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, CO, responsible for 8,000 employees, manufacturing nuclear warheads initially, and later in transitioning to environmental cleanup.  In 1994 he relocated to Seattle, WA as Vice President DOE Programs for Brown & Caldwell, a national engineering firm with headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.  By this time he had already started working the non-profit arena with the establishment of the Pacific American Foundation in 1993 as a way for AL and his partners, David Cooper and Irwin Cockett (both Hawaiians and retired Generals) to give back to our people and perpetuate our Hawaiian culture.

In 1996, Al left Brown & Caldwell and became Executive Director and a project manager for the Pacific American Foundation (PAF) with a mission to help improve the lives of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) by helping them to help themselves.  The PAF focused on leadership and management training for emerging leaders by integrating NHOPI cultural values with western values of leadership and management.  Subsequently, the emerging leadership training program was consolidated under the National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI), a division of the PAF, and expanded to incorporate youth leadership, education, and mentoring training programs, designed to excite Native Hawaiian children about education and encourage them to seek higher education as a way towards improving their lives. Other PAF efforts in the education arena focused on developing cultural-based curricula for grades 3 to 12, including training over 800 teachers statewide on how to use these curricula, based on Hawaiian fishponds, the Ahapua’a concept, and Kaho’olawe upon request of the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) in support of establishing Kaho’olawe as a cultural center.

In 2004, Al became a director on the board of the PAF and a trustee of the non-profit Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), Hui O Hana Pono, while expanding a for-profit company, The Hana Group, Inc.(Hana), which is owned by Hui O Hana Pono.  The purpose of the NHO was to make money through ownership of as many for profit companies as necessary to support Native Hawaiian programs.  By this time AL was or had been  serving as board member of other non-profits including the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) of Seattle, WA, providing mental health and other services; Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), a national leadership training organization based in Los Angeles, CA; Ke Ola Mama; and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum.  He recently served as Hana Program Manager responsible for a technical and financial support services contract to the Navy at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua’i from December, 2010 to April 2013, overseeing 45 employees and two subcontractors.
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