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OUR LOGO… OUR VISION… our commitment

The Sust `āinable Molokai design captures the love that we have for our island home. For many of us, Molokai is a living being, a beloved kupuna (ancestor) and cherished member of our `ohana (family). For this reason, we are fiercely protective of her.

Molokai Nui A Hina – the Great Child of Hina – is enfolded by her mother’s embrace. Hina’s hair adorns Molokai, like the kuahiwi (mountains) that attract the mist and call the rains of blessing upon us. Hina is manifested also in the hinahina flowers that blanket the coastline. Hina is present too in the phases of the moon that mark the times for planting, harvesting, fishing, resting and regeneration.

The design also touches upon Molokai`s reputation from ancient times as `āina momona (the fat or abundant land). The ocean appears as a net or a basket weave, connoting an abundant harvest. The school of manini fish and the kalo (taro) growing represent the momona of Molokai that we strive to restore.

The dual black and white imagery of the manini and kalo depicts our collective dream to restore the pono (balance) of the land and sea through living sustainably and renewing our connection to nature.

Placed in the center of Molokai is a bowl of poi, the physical manifestation of Hāloa, the first born and hiapo (eldest brother) of the people. In deference to Haloa, when the poi bowl is on the table, families do not argue. In that spirit, we remain committed to each other as a community and seek together pathways to sust `āinability.

Board of Directors

Cheney-Ann Pūlama Lima

President (8/2019–Present)
Vice President (1/2018–8/2019)
Land, Culture, History Research Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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Matt Yamashita

Vice President (8/2019–Present)
Member-At-Large (5/2019–Present)
Owner, Quazifilms Media

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Audrey Lynne Newman

Secretary/Treasurer (5/2019-Present)
Member-at-Large (3/2018-5/2019)
Conservation & Sustainability Advisor

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Eric Co

Member-At-Large (8/2019–Present)
President (10/2015–8/2019)
Vice President (10/2012–9/2015)
Nearshore Marine Resource Conservation Program Officer, HKL Castle Foundation

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Malia Akutagawa

Member-at-Large (7/2014-Present)
President (2/2010-6/2014)
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa

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Keoni Lee

Member-at-Large (5/2019–Present)
Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiʻi Investment Ready
Co-Founder, Waiwai Collective
Co-Founder, ʻŌiwi TV

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Cheney-Ann Pūlama Lima

President (8/2019–Present)
Vice President (1/2018–8/2019)
Land, Culture, History Research Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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Matt Yamashita

Vice President (8/2019–Present)
Member-At-Large (5/2019–Present)
Owner, Quazifilms Media

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Audrey Lynne Newman

Secretary/Treasurer (5/2019-Present)
Member-at-Large (3/2018-5/2019)
Conservation & Sustainability Advisor

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Eric Co

Member-At-Large (8/2019–Present)
President (10/2015–8/2019)
Vice President (10/2012–9/2015)
Nearshore Marine Resource Conservation Program Officer, HKL Castle Foundation

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Malia Akutagawa

Member-at-Large (7/2014-Present)
President (2/2010-6/2014)
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa

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Keoni Lee

Member-at-Large (5/2019–Present)
Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiʻi Investment Ready
Co-Founder, Waiwai Collective
Co-Founder, ʻŌiwi TV

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Staff

Harmonee Williams

Executive Director

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Jamie Ronzello

Food Sovereignty Program Manager

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Christopher O’Brien

Director of Development

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Sarah Miles

Mobile Market Manager

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Tocatta Spearman-Lindquist

Mobile Market Assistant

Kristina Lacno

Mobile Market Assistant

Harmonee Williams

Executive Director

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Jamie Ronzello

Food Sovereignty Program Manager

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Christopher O’Brien

Director of Development

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Sarah Miles

Mobile Market Manager

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Tocatta Spearman-Lindquist

Mobile Market Assistant

Kristina Lacno

Mobile Market Assistant

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Sustainable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

808.560.5410
[email protected]

Contact Us

Sustainable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

808.560.5410
[email protected]

Sustainable Molokai

Sustainable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Phone: 808.560.5410
[email protected]

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