President of our Punawai:

Coreen Willliams is a Hau’ula native, fondly known by her online persona NEENA LOVE. She is a very proud Pacific Islander and credits her success to her strong cultural values. Coreen is a graduate of Kahuku High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from American Public University. She has spent most of her career, 20+ years, as an Administrator in both the corporate world and in a university setting. Her expertise is in legal and policy compliance, managing budgets, and setting up standard operating procedures. In 2017, she founded NEENALOVE INC. and 2Feet Productions, a publishing company, where her team assists new writers in publishing their work. The mission of 2Feet Productions is to change the narrative in the world, to fill the world with stories from unique and minority voices. She currently serves as the CEO. She loves to eat. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Write. Cook. And her favorite flower is the yellow plumeria. Her favorite book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison and has recently found a fondness for anime. You can find her on all social media platforms @LoveNeenaLove.

Vice President of our Punawai:

Haulani holds a degree from the College of Education, Counseling & Guidance Department with a concentration on Community Counseling from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is currently completing her second degree in the College of Education, Education Administration program. She is a wife, mother, and ʻAma to her beautiful moʻopuna (s). She has worked in, with, and alongside her community and communities across the paeʻāina in a personal and professional capacity. She loves the outdoors and finds comfort in the kai (ocean) but she loves her ʻohana even more. She enjoys helping others see their full potential and strives to build up her lāhui, one kanaka at a time <3.

Secretary of our Punawai:

Aloha! My name is Kristina Lacno, I practice massage on the island of Molokai. I was born & raised on the island of O’ahu, where I completed massage school. My love for learning eventually led me to take classes in different massage modalities like Sports Massage, Lomilomi, Lomi ‘Ae, Cupping, Sarga & more. I hope to one day help elevate others in health & personal development using some of the skills & knowledge I’ve learned on my journey.

Treasurer of our Punawai:

Leimamo Keanini With over a decade of teaching in secondary education, Leimamo currently teaches ninth grade English at Farrington High School in the Health Academy. She is also the Health Academy Lead where she works on building partnerships with health organizations and post-secondary education to improve the overall curriculum for students aspiring a career in the medical field. She is a 2018 – 2020 Stanford University Hollyhock Fellow for the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. She has a Bachelors in English and Sociology as well as a Masters Degree in English with a focus in Asian and Pacific Island Literature. Her passion is to infuse Hawaii and local literature in her classroom so students can see themselves in the stories they read. During her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping, and traveling with her daughter.

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