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.
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..