BOARD & STAFF

Our directors, officers, and support staff are representatives of the community, each of whom have served Hawaii’s community and all of whom have a passion to promote the organization's mission and vision.

BOARD MEMBERS

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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION

BS in Nursing

University of Bridgeport

CURRENT JOB

Retired psychiatry and public health worker; retired database tester.

Musician and drummer for our hālau for the past six years.

Valerie also dances hula with 

Hālau Aloha Moon for the past

six years.

President
VALERIE ALLEN
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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION

Graduate of College of Commerce

Nihon University

CURRENT JOB

Japanese Hawai'i Island Tour Guide

Hawaii Kanko

Musician and drummer for our hālau for the past eight years.

Vice President
NAOMI YAMAGISHI
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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION

BS in Chemistry

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

CURRENT JOB

Bookkeeper

Pūlama Nā Liko

Dancing with our hālau for the past 19 years. Now alaka'i (assistant) to help teach younger generations.

Treasurer
JULIE DUHAYLONGSOD
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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION

BA in Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Japanese

University of Oregon

CURRENT JOB

Secondary STEM Teacher

West Hawaii Explorations Academy

Dancing with our hālau for the past 19 years.

Secretary 
LINA MOCHIZUKI
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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AS in Hospitality and Tourism

Certification in Professional Standards for Tour/Driver Guides​

AA in Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii, MCC  

Native Hawaiian Tourism and Hospitality Association (NāHTHA)

OHA Kupuna Program - Hawaiian Studies Department, D.O.E.

North Hawaii Community Learning Center (NHCLC)

Cultural Resource Director, Certified Corporate Trainer, Concierge Manager, Hospitality Industry

Recipient, Na Poʻe Paʻahana Award, State of Hawaii

Brings stories and visions to life through dance productions. Formal training under the direction of Kumu Hula Ke’ala Kukona.

Executive Director
LANI ISAACS
CURRENT JOB

Kumu Hula & Artistic Director

'Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy

EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
EDUCATION

 BA in Communications: public relations & journalism

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate studies in pre-and-perinatal psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, family systems, trauma, somatic-based therapy, medical illness, and grief counseling

CURRENT JOB

Board certified, licensed genetic counselor 

Health Plans Director, Medical Policy for genetics diagnostic laboratory

Member of Hawai’i Medical Reserves Corps

Dancing with our hālau for the past 3 years. 

Advisor
STEPHANIE GANDOMI

SUPPORT STAFF

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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Operations Manager & Processor

Liko Boutique

Gift Shop and Thrift Boutique

Drummer and alakaʻi (assistant) for our hālau for the past 15 years.

Formal dance training under the direction of Kumu Hula Ke’ala Kukona.

Operations at Liko Boutique
KEALANI NAVOR
CURRENT JOB

Time Management & Organizational Skills

Communication and Critical Thinking

Customer Service and Sales

Administrative Assistant

Volunteer, Maui Memorial Hospital

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HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONER
CURRENT JOB

 Electrician

Stage Crew & Maintenance

'Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy

Kākoʻo (support, assist) to hālau in all activities, events and fundraisers for the past 20 years.

Kākoʻo for ʻAlohi Polynesian Dance Academy
DALE LIVINGSTON
PROFESSIONAL TRADE

Licensed Electrician, 27 years