Emillia is an Accredited Professional (AP) in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and serves as our Executive Director. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts (University of Oregon) and a Masters Certificate in Real Estate Development (Portland State University). She comes to Sust`āinable Molokai with a strong background in sustainable building practices, environmental compliance and project management as well as a life time of grassroots organizing. Emillia lives in central Molokai with her husband, 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Food Security Project Manager
Harmonee oversees Sustʻāina ble Molokai’s Food Security Program, including the management of our Food Hub and Mobile Market, as well as the coordination of the island’s Farm to School and School Garden Network. She became involved in the formation of the organization shortly after moving to Molokai in 2008, and has served in various capacities. Harmonee’s background includes environmental planning with a wide variety of communities across Hawaii and the Pacific. She has a Bachelors in History from Yale University, and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Mobile Market Operations Manager
Jamie has a strong background in agriculture and value-added production. She has been farming on Molokai for the past 10 years, including the start-up and management of her successful small business, Barking Deer Farm. She also has experience teaching Sustainable Agriculture courses. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Jamie has been working for Sustʻāina ble Molokai since 2015, where she has been instrumental in the expansion of the Food Security Program, especially in the launch of the Mobile Market, which aims to support all farms on Molokai.
Kupu Conservation Leadership Development Program
Farm to School AmeriCorps Member
Jesse is pursuing his intentions to work the land as a farmer, while also helping kids strengthen their connection to the land and their food. Having grown up in a small town in Massachusetts, Jesse has lived the past two years on Molokai, where he has worked closely with several local farmers and learned much about how to grow food sustainably. He is excited to work with the Sustʻāina ble Molokai team to bring together the Farm to School and Financial Literacy programs, to help youth better understand the connection between where our food comes from and where our money goes.
Hawaii Community Assets
Financial Literacy AmeriCorps Vista Member
Monique joined the Sustʻāina ble Molokai team in 2014, where she has been working to grow the Financial Literacy Program. She has initiated and strengthened partnerships within the community, including with our island schools. Monique is now focused on helping the integration between our Farm to School and Financial Literacy programs. Her goal is to provide youth with basic financial tools, including the understanding of how growing your own food can help a family reduce their monthly expenses and increase their health.