Keone Kealoha : President of the Board

Keone Kealoha

President of the Board

Keone Kealoha co-founded Malama Kaua`i in 2006 along with friend Chris Jaeb and managed the day to day operations up until January 2017. He is currently the Executive Director of KANU Hawai`i, working on statewide sustainability and community engagement efforts.

Damien Makanikona Duarte, E.A. :

Damien Makanikona Duarte, E.A.

Kona is the President of Kauai Tax Consultants, Inc. He and his family have been serving the financial needs of Kauai businesses and families for over 35 years. Kona also works with his family to tend a 10 acre farm, Kalalea Gardens, in the Anahola farm lots. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools and then Kauai Community College where he earned an Associates degree in accounting. He has also completed courses in tropical agriculture at KCC. Raised in Anahola, his family has lived on Kauai since the late 1800's.

Andrea Brower :

Andrea Brower

Andrea Brower worked on the staff of Malama Kauai for several years developing programs and conducting research including the authoring of the 163-page study, "Diversified, Localized, and Sustainable Agriculture on Kaua`i: Assessing Opportunities and Addressing Barriers". She left the organization to attain her Masters degree in Science and International Development from the University of Sussex and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland.

Agnes “Auntie Aggie” Marti-Kini :

Agnes “Auntie Aggie” Marti-Kini

Auntie Aggie has been farming as a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Agricultural Lessee for over 25 years in Anahola, with an orchard farm that includes lei flower and tropical fruit trees. She has a BA in Sociology from Chaminade University and has managed her husband’s engineering and welding business for 30 years. She also worked for the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services as an Investigator while raising 7 children on her farm. She is also the author of the Anahola Book and the Moku Po`o of the Ko`olau District of Kaua`i, and was the President of the Kalalea/Anehola Famer's HUI representing Anahola area DHHL farmers.

Mālia Kahaleʻinia Chun :

Mālia Kahaleʻinia Chun

Mālia is from the ahupua’a of Wailuanuiahoano and is the Program Coordinator of the Na Pua No‘eau Program at Kauaʻi Community College, University of Hawaiʻi. She is the mother of 2 daughters, Leiʻohu and Laʻakea, and for the past 14 years has dedicated her life to providing cultural enrichment opportunities for the keiki of Kauaʻi with the intent of raising their goals and aspirations and inspire them to become leaders in their community. Mālia also has a specific interest in the revitalization of our natural resources, cultural and historical sites and works to develop partnerships within the community to facilitate community based projects. Ultimately, it is Mālia’s passion to plant seeds of consciousness and understanding in our keiki and to give them the tools to live a self-sustainable life.