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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA Executive Team

OHA’s executive team provides the authority and credibility needed to guide the strategic direction of the organization. The team is led by a Chief Executive Officer, who is appointed by the Board of Trustees.

The CEO selects all other members of the executive team, which is anchored by the Chief Operating Officer. Together, OHA executives all work as a team to bring the right combination of skills and experience to implementing policies, performing various functions of the operation, and helping the organization achieve its goals.

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Dr. Sylvia M. Hussey
Ka Pouhana
Chief Executive Officer

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Casey Brown
Ka Pou Nui
Chief Operating Officer

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Ramona G. Hinck
Ka Pou Kihi Kanaloa Wai
Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Lisa Watkins-Victorino
Ka Pou Kihi Kane
Research Director

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Alice Malepeai Silbanuz
Ka Pou Kihi Lono
Communications Director

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Capsun Poe
Ka Pou Kiʻi
Community Engagement Director

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Kai Mana Peres-David
Ka Hoakake‘a
Human Resources

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Carla J. Hostetter
Ke Kumu ʻAha
Office of Strategic Management Director

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