Sustainable Molokai is a 501(c)(3) community development, non-profit organization committed to restoring `āina momona (abundant land) to Molokai. Our programs seek to unite traditional practices and modern sustainability solutions. Our current programs include food security and sovereignty, agricultural education, energy resilience, conservation, climate change resilience, and more.

Board of Directors

Matt Yamashita

President (5/2021-Present)
Vice President (8/2019-5/2021)
Member-At-Large (5/2019–8/2019)
Owner, Quazifilms Media

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Cheney-Ann Pūlama Lima

President (8/2019-5/2021)
Vice President (1/2018–8/2019)
Land, Culture, History Research Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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Audrey Lynne Newman

Secretary/Treasurer (5/2019-Present)
Member-at-Large (3/2019-5/2019)
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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Kalei Adolpho

Member-at-Large (11/2019–Present)
Teacher, Molokai Middle School

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Marshall Joy

Member-at-Large (5/2021-Present)
Molokai Farm to School Coordinator, University of Hawaii CTAHR

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Matt Yamashita

President (5/2021-Present)
Vice President (8/2019-5/2021)
Member-At-Large (5/2019–8/2019)
Owner, Quazifilms Media

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Cheney-Ann Pūlama Lima

President (8/2019-5/2021)
Vice President (1/2018–8/2019)
Land, Culture, History Research Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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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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Kalei Adolpho

Member-at-Large (11/2019–Present)
Teacher, Molokai Middle School

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Marshall Joy

Member-at-Large (5/2021-Present)
Molokai Farm to School Coordinator, University of Hawaii CTAHR

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Staff

Tehani Kaalekahi

Executive Director

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Jamie Ronzello

Food Sovereignty Program Director

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Christopher O’Brien

Director of Finance and Development

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Sarah Miles

Communications and Development Manager

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Leilani Chow

Energy Program Manager

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Harmonee Williams

Project Manager

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Katy Mokuau

Project Coordinator

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Tanya Davis-Mendija

Administrative Assistant

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Vanisa Krula

Mobile Market Admin

Tocatta Spearman-Lindquist

Mobile Market Packer/Driver

Ipo Maʻe

Farm to Market Manager

Momi Afelin

Limu Project Coordinator

Kawanaʻao DeKneef

Food Pantry Coordinator

Champagne Mawae

Food Sovereignty Program Assistant

Melan Rawlins

Food Bank Program Coordinator, Accounting Assistant

Bahar Yaghoubi

Eggs to Market Assistant

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Tammie Kalua

Food Sovereignty Program Assistant

Tehani Kaalekahi

Executive Director

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Jamie Ronzello

Food Sovereignty Program Director

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Christopher O’Brien

Director of Finance and Development

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Sarah Miles

Communications and Development Manager

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Leilani Chow

Energy Program Manager

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Harmonee Williams

Project Manager

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Katy Mokuau

Project Coordinator

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Tanya Davis-Mendija

Administrative Assistant

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Vanisa Krula

Mobile Market Admin

Tocatta Spearman-Lindquist

Mobile Market Assistant

Ipo Maʻe

Farm to Market Manager

Momi Afelin

Limu Project Coordinator

Kawanaʻao DeKneef

Food Pantry Coordinator

Champagne Mawae

Food Sovereignty Program Assistant

Melan Rawlins

Food Bank Program Coordinator, Accounting Assistant

Bahar Yaghoubi

Eggs to Market Assistant

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Tammie Kalua

Food Sovereignty Program Assistant

Contact Us

Sustainable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

808.560.5410
[email protected]

    Contact Us

    Sustʻāinable Molokai
    PO Box 250
    Kaunakakai, HI 96748

    808.560.5410
    [email protected]

      Sust ʻāinable Molokai

      Sustainable Molokai
      PO Box 250
      Kaunakakai, HI 96748
      Phone: (808) 560-5410
      [email protected]

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