The CNHA Board is elected rather than appointed by CNHA voting member organizations. This aspect of CNHA’s governance structure, as a member nonprofit, is an important distinction from a private nonprofit, self-selecting board. As a national coalition and intermediary, CNHA is governed by the very members it serves, Native Hawaiian community organizations to implement solutions and strategies of its leaders.
Executive Board Team
The Executive Board consists of the typical board leadership of most nonprofit corporations, including its Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. Due to the membership nature of CNHA, additional member leaders appointed by the board are also part of the Executive Board, including volunteer board members overseeing the Hawaiian Way Fund, Loan Fund and Policy Center work at CNHA.
- Chairman: Alvin Parker
- Hawaiian Way Fund Chair: Maile Meyer
- Vice Chairman: Hanalei Aipoalani
- Policy Center Chair: Robin Puanani Danner
- Treasurer: Lahela Williams
- Policy Caucus Chair: Namaka Rawlins
- Secretary: Lance Holden
- Policy Caucus Chair: Jeff Gilbreath