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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Keli‘i Akina

At-Large Trustee

Photo: Kelii Akina

Keli‘i Akina, Ph.D. was elected OHA Trustee-at-Large in 2016. As a public policy leader in Hawaiʻi, Akina has pursued the advancement of the Hawaiian people while encouraging all citizens to work together for a better economy, government and society. Akina is President/CEO of the Grassroot Institute and an adjunct faculty member of Hawaiʻi Pacific University. He is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Northwestern University and the University of Hawaiʻi and is active in numerous community and faith-based organizations. To contact, call (808) 594-1976 or e-mail TrusteeAkina@oha.org.