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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Crabbe Announces New Leadership Team at OHA
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 5776 Views :: Energy, Environment

Office of Hawaiian Affairs' New Leadership Team

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe has officially announced his senior executive team, which includes two new faces and a couple of promotions from within the organization.

The six-member team is anchored by former OHA controller Aedward Los Banos, who has been elevated to chief operating officer. Known for his command of numbers, the 33-year-old Los Banos will help lead an executive team expected to inspire support and confidence in OHA’s efforts to improve conditions for Native Hawaiians.

To assist him:

  • Hawley Alamodin, who has an ability to forge strong relationships, will retain her existing duties as chief financial officer & director of resource management. The 36-year-old Alamodin was initially appointed to the position in March 2011, when she was promoted from OHA controller.
  • Breann Nu'uhiwa, who is best known for her expertise in federal Indian law as well as Native Hawaiian law and policy, has been named chief advocate. The 32-year-old Nu'uhiwa steps into her new role after spending the past nine months as OHA’s public policy manager.
  • Lisa Watkins-Victorino, Ph.D., has been appointed director of research and brings impressive academic credentials to the position. The 49-year-old Watkins-Victorino comes to OHA from the state Department of Education, where she was an evaluation specialist.
  • Kehaunani Abad, Ph.D., has been named to the newly created position of director of community engagement and is considered incredibly knowledgeable about the Hawaiian community. Prior to joining OHA, the 48-year-old Abad was the director of Kamehameha Publishing.

“The new leadership team has the right combination of skills and experience to assist my efforts to restore OHA’s integrity in the Native Hawaiian community,” said Crabbe, whose appointment to the top job at OHA took effect March 16, 2012. “They all will be passionately involved in nurturing a sense of commitment to empowering Hawaiians and strengthening Hawai'i.”


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