ʻAha Hoʻokō (Executive Board)

Christine Nalani Ladd

Pelekikena (President)hope.pelekikena@kalohcc.org
Hānau ʻia a hānai ʻia ma Kapahulu. Kupa o Oregon mai ka makahiki 1991. Kēkelē o nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha, Papa o '70. Male; 3 keiki. Nui koʻu hoihoi i ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana i ka hiki i kā mākou moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi ke hiki i nā mea āpau, keu hoʻi nā poʻe i loaʻa ʻole ke kuleana e hānai ʻia i ka home i Hawaiʻi. ʻO ke aʻo ʻana i kā mākou ʻōpio ka mea nui. He mea nui e haʻaheo lākou i ko lākou hoʻoilina Hawaiʻi kū hoʻokahi, no laila lākou e hoʻoili ai i kēia i kā mākou hanauna e hiki mai ana.
Born and raised in Kapahulu. Resident of Oregon since 1991. Graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Class of '70. Married; 3 children. I am very passionate about making sure that our Hawaiian culture is accessible to all, especially those who did not have the privilege of being raised back home in Hawai'i. Educating our youth is a priority. It is important that they be proud of their unique Hawaiian heritage, so they too, may pass this on to our future generations.

Natlie Kahealani Dutro

Kākau ʻŌlelo (Secretary) kakauolelo@kalohcc.org
Ma ka ulu ʻana ma Moku O Keawe i ʻae ai iaʻu e mahalo i ka nani o ka ʻohana a me ko Hawaiʻi holoʻokoʻa. Ua lilo ka Pacific Northwest i home a ua pōmaikaʻi loa mākou i ka ulu ʻana i ʻohana o ke aloha. Ma ke ʻano he lālā o Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani a me ka OHANA Foundation mai ka makahiki 2009, ua hoʻopōmaikaʻi ʻia wau me ka manawa kūpono o ka mākaʻikaʻi moʻomeheu palena ʻole a i ka hoʻihoʻi ʻana ua hiki iaʻu ke kaʻana like i ka ʻike o ka moʻomeheu Ma ke ʻano he ʻoihana hoʻomalu no nā makahiki he 11 i hala iho nei, hauʻoli wau i ka hiki ke kōkua i ko mākou lālā me nā pono hana a me nā kumuwaiwai e kū ai i kā mākou pahuhopu ke lawe mākou i kēia huakaʻi hou ma ke ʻano he lahui.
Growing up on Moku O Keawe allowed me to appreciate the beauty of 'ohana and Hawai'i as a whole. The Pacific Northwest has become home and we have been so blessed to grow 'ohana of love. As a member of Ka Lei Hali'a O Ka Lokelani and 'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation since 2009 I have been blessed with the opportunity of limitless cultural exploration and in return I have been able share a wealth of cultural knowledge. As an administrative professional for the last 11 years I am excited to be able to assist our members with the tools and resources to meet our goals as we take on this new journey as a lahui.

Nancy Leialoha Thompson

Puʻukū ʻEkahi (Treasurer I)puuku@kalohcc.org
Aloha, ʻo Nancy Leialoha Thompson koʻu inoa. ʻEhā wau i ka manawa i neʻe mau ai koʻu ʻohana mai Honolulu a i ka ʻāina nui. Hānai ʻia i nā kaona o Wakinekona, DC, ua ʻeleu koʻu ʻohana i ka Hawaiʻi State Society, kahi a mākou e pili ai i kekahi kanaka kūloko. ʻO wau he pūʻali koa pūʻali koa, he makuahine o ʻelua mau keikikāne a he tūtū wahine na ʻeono. Ma kahi o ʻehā mau makahiki i hala aku nei kaʻu ʻoihana i ka Wealth Management & Investment Services i lawe iaʻu i nā wahi o Fiduciary Operations, Accounting & Tax, a me Financial Risk & Compliance. Ma kahi kokoke i kanakolu mau makahiki i hala aku nei, ua hele wau i ka Pacific Northwest komohana nui a kāhea aku iā Oregon home. He lālā o Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani no ʻaneʻane ʻewalu mau makahiki i kēia manawa, hauʻoli wau e kaʻana like i ka ʻike a mākou i aʻo ai ma o nā manawa kūpono i hoʻopōmaikaʻi ʻia ai mākou.
Aloha, my name is Nancy Leialoha Thompson. I was four when my family permanently relocated from Honolulu to the continent. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., my family was active in the Hawaiʻi State Society, where we kept connected to other local kanaka. I am an Army veteran, a mother of two sons and grandmother of six. Over the span of nearly four decades my career in Wealth Management & Investment Services has taken me into the areas of Fiduciary Operations, Accounting & Tax, as well as Financial Risk & Compliance. Nearly thirty years ago, I made my way to the great Pacific Northwest and now call Oregon home. A member of Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani for almost eight years now, I am excited to share the knowledge we have learned through the many opportunities we have been blessed with.

Lauren Oka

Puʻukū ʻElua (Treasurer II)puuku.elua@kalohcc.org
Aloha, ʻo Lauren Oka koʻu inoa a ʻo wau nō ʻo Puʻuku ʻElua no Kalo HCC. Hānau ʻia ma ka mokupuni ʻo Oahu, hānai ʻia ma Kaimuki a puka puka haʻaheo o ke kula kiʻekiʻe ʻo Kalani. Ma mua o ka neʻe ʻana i Portland 12 makahiki i hala aku nei ua hana wau ma ka ʻoihana hoʻokipa a ke hana nei wau ma ke ʻano he alakaʻi kaiāulu ma NE Portland. Nui koʻu hanohano i ka lilo ʻana i lālā no Ka Lei Haliʻa O 'Ka Lokelani i aʻo nui mai iaʻu e pili ana i ka moʻomeheu, nā waiwai a me nā moʻolelo lōʻihi o nā mokupuni. Ua hauʻoli wau i ka lilo ʻana i lālā o KALO a hiki ke kaʻana like i nā ʻike āpau a me nā manawa kūpono me kā mākou lālā a me ke kaiāulu.
Aloha, my name is Lauren Oka and I am the Pu’uku ʻElua for Kalo HCC. Born on the island of Oahu, raised in Kaimuki and a proud graduate of Kalani High School. Before moving to Portland 12 year ago I worked in the hospitality industry and now work as a Community Manager in NE Portland. I am very honored to be a member of Ka Lei Hali'a O’ Ka Lokelani which has taught me so much about the Hawaiian culture, values and long history of the islands. I am excited to be a member of KALO and be able to share all of the knowledge and opportunities with our members and community.

Steffany Wong Pacheco

Luna Hoʻokele Hoʻonaʻauao (Director of Education)hoonaauao@kalohcc.org
Welina mai kakou! ʻO Steffany Wong Pacheco koʻu inoa, a ʻo wau ka Luna Hoʻokele no KALO HCC. Ua koho wau i ka aʻo e like me kaʻu ʻoihana, ke aʻo ʻana i ka makemakika a me ka ʻepekema o ke kula waena ma Inza R. Wood Middle School ma Wilsonville. Ma ke ʻano he haʻaheo haʻaheo o nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha, ʻo kaʻu pahuhopu ka hoʻolako ʻana i nā manawa hoʻonaʻauao a me ka moʻomeheu no ka hanauna e like me Bernice Pauahi Bishop i hana ai naʻu. ʻO wau nō kekahi haole haʻaheo o ke Kulanui o ka Pakipika, kahi i aʻo ai au i nā manawa kūpono e noho ai i Oregon hiki ke hāʻawi. He hui nui ʻo KALO HCC no ka mea ʻoiai e noho mau ana ʻo Hawaii no ka hapa nui o mākou, he kaiāulu ko mākou ma Oregon / SW Wakinekona e makemake nei e hoʻomau i ka moʻomeheu, nā waiwai, a me ka mōʻaukala Hawaiʻi. Ua hauʻoli wau i ka lilo ʻana i ʻāpana o ka hoʻomau hoʻomau ʻana o kēia ʻoihana kupaianaha!
Welina mai kakou! My name is Steffany Wong Pacheco, and I am the Director of Education for KALO HCC. I have chosen education as my profession, teaching middle school math and science at Inza R. Wood Middle School in Wilsonville. As a proud alumnus of Kamehameha Schools, my goal is to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the next generation like Bernice Pauahi Bishop did for me. I am also a proud alumnus of Pacific University, where I learned of the opportunities living in Oregon can provide. KALO HCC is an important organization because even though Hawaii will always be home for a lot of us, we have a community in Oregon/SW Washington that would like to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, values, and history. I am excited to be a part of the continued establishment of this amazing organization!

Aaron Helenihi

Luna Hoʻokele Kālaiʻāina (Director of Political Action)kalaiaina@kalohcc.org
Aloha! ʻO wau ʻo Aaron Helenihi no Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, a ua ulu aʻe ma ke kapakai komohana o Oahu. Ma hope o ka puka ʻana mai ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha, ua hele au a puka kula mai ke Kulanui o Kaleponi Hema. Ua noho koʻu ʻohana ma ka Pacific Northwest mai ka 2004, a ua ulu mākou i kahi mahalo nui no ka hoʻoilina 200 mau makahiki o ka poʻe ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi ma ka Pacific Northwest. Ma ke ʻano he ʻohana, ua hana mākou i ke kākoʻo ʻana i ke kaiāulu kūloko ʻo Hawaiʻi ma Southwest Wakinekona a me Oregon no 15 mau makahiki ma o ka hana manawaleʻa ʻana i ka ʻoihana loaʻa kālā ʻole. Ua mahalo mākou i ka manawa kūpono e hōʻike ai i kā mākou keiki i ka moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi ma aneʻi o ka ʻāina, a ke kakali nei i mua i ka hāʻawi ʻana i nā manawa kūpono e hoʻonui ai i ko mākou kaiāulu ma o kā mākou hana like ʻana o KALO HCC.
Aloha! I am Aaron Helenihi from Honolulu, Hawai’i, and grew up on the west coast of Oahu. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, I attended and graduated from the University of Southern California. My family has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2004, and we have developed a deep appreciation for the over 200 year legacy of Native Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest. As a family, we have been active in supporting the local Native Hawaiian community in Southwest Washington and Oregon for over 15 years through volunteer efforts in the non-profit sector. We have appreciated the opportunity to expose our children to the Hawaiian culture here on the continent, and look forward to providing more enriching opportunities to our community through our collective efforts of KALO HCC.

Leialoha Kaʻula

Luna Hoʻokele Lala(Director of Membership)kaelele@kalohcc.org
Aloha mai kākou! ʻO Lei Kaʻula koʻu inoa. No Oʻahu a me Hawaiʻi koʻu ʻohana. Ua Hānau ʻia ma Hilo a ua puka au mai Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻopuʻu. Mai koʻu wā liʻiliʻi, ua ʻimi mau ka ʻike Hawaiʻi a me nā kumu waiwai o ko kākou lāhui. Ma hope o koʻu hele kula ana, ua kipa au i ʻOlekona a mau no kaʻu kipa ana, lol!
I am very honored and proud to be a part of KALO HCC. My hope is that through our KALO, we are able to educate our communities and revive our kanaka maoli who now call Oregon and Washington home.