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Partners in Development Foundation’s President and CEO selected to join Omidyar Fellows Program May 17, 2024

Partners in Development Foundation’s President and CEO selected to join Omidyar Fellows Program May 17, 2024

Originally published by Omidyar FellowsCheck out the full article here.

Hawai‘i Leadership Forum Welcomes Sixteen Leaders to Omidyar Fellows Program

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Leadership Forum (HLF) welcomed 16 local leaders into the ninth cohort of its Omidyar Fellows program. The program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawai‘i thrives by equipping leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to affect societal change.

Following a rigorous application process, these individuals were selected from the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors based on their accomplishments, innovative skills, ability to collaborate with other leaders, and motivation to make a positive difference.

“We are excited to bring back this unique opportunity for emerging leaders to engage in impactful discussions, learn from one another, and help make Hawai‘i even better,” said AJ Halagao, president of Hawai‘i Leadership Forum. “We strive to develop, engage, and inspire leaders to drive impact and catalyze positive change.”

This year’s cohort includes:

  • Ed Barnabas, Vice President and CTO, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Katie Bennett, Founder and Lead Mediator, Family Mediation Hawai‘i
  • Kainoa Casco, Climate + Resiliency Executive, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Amanda Corby Noguchi, President and Creative Director, Under My Umbrella, Inc.
  • Yunji de Nies, Journalist, Hawai‘i News Now & PBS Hawai‘i
  • Chris Dods, Vice Chairman and COO, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Stacy Ferreira, CEO, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Emily Fukunaga, Vice President, Servco Parts Center, Servco Pacific
  • Vicky Hanes, COO, Hawai‘i Island Community Health Center
  • Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni, President and CEO, Partners in Development Foundation
  • David Kopper, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi
  • Richard Matsui, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy – Loan Programs Office
  • Kaulana Mossman, Community Planning Liaison Officer, Department of Defense Pacific Missile Range Facility
  • Sabrina Nasir, Deputy Director, Hawai‘i Department of Budget and Finance
  • Landon Opunui, Executive Director and Medical Director, Nā Puʻuwai
  • Laura Reichhardt, Director, Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing

For the full Press Release and biographies, please visit the original post.

Hoʻomaikaʻi e Shawn! We applaud your continuous efforts to uplift our lāhui to achieve a brighter and better future.