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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Alice Malepeai Silbanuz

Ka Pou Kihi Lono
Interim Community Engagement Director

Photo: Alice Silbanuz

Alice Malepeai Silbanuz is the Interim Community Engagement Director (Ka Pou Kihi Lono) for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She has been with OHA since 2011 and served as OHA’s Digital and Print Media Manager for four years prior to her current appointment.

With over 20 years of public relations and communications expertise in the government and nonprofit sectors, her work includes weaving traditional media outreach with digital and print communication strategy, multimedia storytelling, and partnership building. She oversees OHA’s Digital and Print Media Program, Community Outreach Program and the Hawaiian Registry Program.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and a certificate in Pacific Island Studies. Alice has volunteered her time to support the communications efforts of Indigenous community-based language programs in American Samoa and Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.