Are you surviving the summer heat, stocking up for potential storms, finding a renewed passion for civic & cultural engagement, or just plain enjoying the outdoors before school starts back up? All of the summer action and variable weather has been keeping our staff on their toes, especially with the introduction of a new member to our team!
After a long search by the HOK Board of Directors, we are pleased to introduce Jeanelle Miller as the new Hui o Ko'olaupoko Executive Director while Kristen assumes the role of Project Manager, over field operations.
Kristen Nalani Kane has served HOK as the Executive Director with a passionate community mindset since 2016. She has been essential in growing and stabilizing our organization from its humble beginnings. She is now taking more time to step back and do what she truly enjoys; getting out in the field with volunteers and community members!
Miller comes to us with a well-rounded background. She has degrees in aquatic and fisheries sciences and natural resource management, as well as a Juris Doctor with certified specialty in Environmental Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. Miller has served on non-profit boards of directors and managed non-profit and for-profit programs across business and conservation fields.
Miller is a proud mother of two. She is often found on the beach, hikes, or fishing with her children on her time off.
We are looking forward to the new opportunities that will arise from this welcome new addition! Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director.
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The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.