Michelle Kauhane

President & CEO Telephone: (808) 596-8155 Email: michelle@hawaiiancouncil.org

Michelle leads CNHA with more than 20 years of management experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. As an advocate on Native Hawaiian issues, she has extensive knowledge in affordable housing, lending, financial education and community development.

Michelle Kauhane is the President and CEO of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement with over 20 years of management experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. As an advocate on Native Hawaiian issues, she has extensive knowledge in affordable housing, lending, financial education and community development. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Gonzaga University. Prior to CNHA, she served as the Deputy Director at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Michelle is a homesteader from Kaupe‘a where she resides with her husband Mark and son, Saunders.