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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Stacy Kealohalani Ferreira

Ka Pouhana
Chief Executive Officer


Stacy Kealohalani Ferreira is OHA’s Chief Executive Officer (Ka Pouhana). Prior to starting in the position on Nov. 1, 2023, Ferreira served as budget chief of the Hawaiʻi State Senate, where she helped to shape and formulate state budgets. She is a former executive strategy consultant and division director of Extension Educational Services for Kamehameha Schools, where she also served as the trust coordinator for the Charles Reed Bishop Trust.

Ferreira has a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is kamaʻāina with familial ties to Hawaiʻi Island, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu. Many of her Ōpūnui ʻohana are from Lahaina, Maui.