Our Board

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



ʻAha Pūnana Leo

Expires: 2017 Reps: Namaka Rawlins & Ekekela Aiona more info ʻO ka hana a ka ʻohana Pūnana Leo, ʻo ia ka hoʻokumu, hoʻolako, a mālama i nā kaiapuni ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi like ʻole. ʻO nā ʻohana ke ola o ia mau kaiapuni, a ma ke aloha akua, aloha ʻōlelo, aloha lāhui, aloha ʻāina, a me ke aloha naʻauao e pono ai kākou.

Association of Hawaiians for Homestead Lands

Expires: 2019 Reps: Liberta Albao more info Contact us for more info about this member.

Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Expires: 2018 Reps: Kaiwipuni "Punihei" Lipe; Jacob Ka'omaka Aki more info Na Pualei o Likolehua is dedicated to training young women in the art of hula and Hawaiian culture. Its mission is to prepare young women to become kumu hula, practitioners of Hawaiian culture and to carry on the traditions surrounding hula. The organization strives to uphold the values of traditional protocol to remain actively responsible to the ‘aina and to empower the Hawaiian people through education.

Friends of Moku‘ula, Inc.

Expires: 2017 Reps: Blossom Feiteira & Hokulani Holt-Padila more info The Friends of Mokuʻula are dedicated to breathing new life into the sacred site of Mokuʻula, Maui. In a multi-phased project, the nonprofit organization is committed to restoring the royal complex at Mokuʻula and working with governmental entities to revive the pond of Mokuhinia.

Homestead Housing Authority

Expires: 2019 Reps: Scott Mahoney & Robin Danner more info Contact us for more info about this member.

Makuʻu Farmers Association

Expires: 2018 Reps: Shirley Pedro & Laua'e Kekahuna more info Contact us for more info about this member.

Ka ʻOhana O Kalaupapa

Expires: 2017 Reps: Sol Kahoʻohalahala; Valerie Monson more info Ka ʻOhana O Kalaupapa was established in August, 2003, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual who was exiled to the Kalaupapa peninsula beginning in 1866.

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Expires: 2016 Reps: Moses K.N. Haia, III & Alan Murakami more info The Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) is the only non-profit, public interest law firm, concentrating in the unique area of Native Hawaiian Rights law. NHLC provides legal assistance to families and communities engaged in perpetuating the culture and traditions of Hawaiʻi's indigenous people.

Na Mea Hawai‘i/Native Books

Expires: 2018 Reps: Maile Meyer more info Na Mea Hawai‘i (Native Books) is a community resource devoted to providing opportunities for Hawaiians who make cultural products and hand-made items to sustain themselves economically. As a retail partner, Na Mea Hawai‘i offers venues in Kaka‘ako, Honolulu, Waikiki and downtown Honolulu for Hawaiian producers. The organization is focused on bringing raw materials needed for cultural products to market, teaching classes and workshops on how to make products, and learning more about customary Native practices.

Kanaka Maoli o Kaleponi

Expires: 2017 Reps: Andrew Ah Po & Tammy Moana Silva more info Kanaka Maoli o Kaleponi acts as a community outreach and resource and referral network for the California Native Hawaiian community for the purpose of initiating community development and capacity building programs focused on improving and enhancing the cultural, educational, employment, health, and overall socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians to help them achieve self-sufficiency through self-governance.

Hawaiian Community Assets

Expires: 2019 Reps: Jeff Gilbreath & Lahela Williams more info Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses homeownership as a tool to build, strengthen, and sustain Hawaiian families and communities for future generations. HCA is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Hawaii's only non-profit mortgage broker.

Ka Waihona O Ka Naʻauao PCS

Expires: 2018 Reps: Alvin N. Parker; Moana Makaimoku more info The mission of Na Lei Na‘auao Native Hawaiian Charter School Alliance is to establish models of education throughout the Hawaiian Islands which are community-designed and controlled and reflect, respect, and embrace Hawaiian cultural values, philosophies, and ideologies.

ʻAhahui Siwila Hawaiʻi O Kapolei

Expires: 2017 Reps: Lance Holden; Melissa Lyman more info ʻAhahui Siwila Hawaiʻi O Kapolei, kupaʻāina of Honouliuli is rooted with the kuleana to assure that cultural traditions and practices of nā ʻoiwi o Hawaiʻi are perpetuated by promoting cultural awareness and providing educational opportunities and an authentic Hawaiian presence in the Native community.

Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders Association

Expires: 2019 Reps: Charisse Ala & Micah Kamohoahi more info Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders' Association is a 501(c)3 nonoprofit organization right here in Kamuela, HI. Founded in 1952 by the first homesteadersʻ in our region, we now have a membership of over 500. The Waimea Hawaiian Homestead Region covers in excess of 27,000 acres of Homestead Lands on which 536 leases have been awarded. The Homestead is part of the Waimea Community which has a population of about 14,000 people of which roughly 40% are of Hawaiian decent. Waimea is a diverse traditional agriculture region, with strong opportunities from both its human and natural resources. The Waimea Hawaiian Homestead community is composed of land used for residential, agricultural, and pastoral purposes, as designated by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA).

Mālama O Kōloa

Expires: 2018 Reps: Teddy Blake; Leialoha Sanchez more info - Preserving and Restoring the HAWAIIAN CULTURE
- Creating a safe environment for our COMMUNITY
- Reducing traffic congestion with TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

I Mua Group (Diversity Seat)

Expires: 2017 Reps: Judge Mel Soong (retired) & Bob Moore more info The I Mua Groups aims to improve and maintain the quality of life of the kanaka maoli.

Kaupea Homestead Association

Expires: 2019 Reps: Iwalani McBrayer & Claudia Quintanilla more info Kaupe'a Homestead Association is a non profit community based organization formed to promote a safe neighborhood within the values of our Hawaiian culture.

Kevin Chang

Expires: 2018 Reps: As an Individual more info

Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly

Expires: 2018 Reps: Kamaki Kanahele & Nalani Benioni more info Mission: To preserve life and liberty and property of its beneficiaries by providing for practice, preservation of our culture, our Ohana, our rights and freedom of traditional worship and beliefs as the traditional heirs of the lands. | Goal: To unite under the menu of all Hawaii Nei, protect, preserve and defend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, As amended.

Hanalei Aipoalani

Expires: 2019 Reps: As an Individual more info