Board

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. Keone has sat on a variety of community-based boards and stakeholder committees including Waipa Foundation's Board of Directors,  Hawai‘i Green Growth (HGG) Measures Team, County of Kauai’s Important Agricultural Lands Study Stakeholder/Technical Advisory Committee, Kauai Energy Sustainability Plan Stakeholder Group, and Kauai Economic Development Plan Steering Committee, among others.

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.

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.

Michael Miranda :

Michael Miranda

Michael has several years of experience in the non-profit sector, specifically in the labor movement and facilitating and developing after school programs. For the past three years, he has been working as a social worker with the State of Hawaii, Judiciary. Michael has keen interests in preserving Filipino cultural and agricultural practices and capacity building for community organizations.