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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Corey Nakamoto

Ka Hoakake‘a
Human Resources Director

Photo: Corey Nakamoto

Corey Nakamoto began serving as OHA’s Director of Human Resources in March of 2024.

Nakamoto is responsible for managing OHA’s recruitment efforts, workforce development, and retention of its high-performing workforce. He is also responsible for the development and maintenance of systems and solutions that address organizational workforce issues and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Nakamoto has 27 years of human resource experience and most recently served as a personnel specialist with the state Department of Education’s Office of Talent Management, Investigations Section. He is a former lead investigator for the University of Hawaiʻi Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, and he has worked for other Native Hawaiian serving organizations such as Kamehameha Schools and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.