Jason Paloma grew up in Tigard, Oregon but his family has always had a strong connection to Kalihi, his father having graduated from Damien High School. He moved to Hawaii after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Jason started his career with HMSA in the Community & Government Relations Department in 1998. He joined the HMSA Foundation in 2006 and was the Interim Executive Administrator for over two years before moving to OHA as a Grants Manager.  Just before joining POL, he also spent time at the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association as the Senior Director of Operations, with an emphasis on sports tourism. We welcome him as the Grants Management Liaison Specialist.

Jason is very active in the community. He has volunteered with various organizations including the Aina Haina Community Association’s Neighborhood Watch, Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, PARENTS Inc., American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life-Magic Island, and the Pūnana Leo o Kawaiahaʻo hui makua. Jason also volunteers his time coaching the various sports his children play. Jason, the oldest of three boys, says the best part about having three daughters is, “They teach me something new every day.” He is married to Diane Paloma.

Fun Facts:

  • Completed Hōkūle‘a Crew Training
  • Played Linebacker at Oregon State University
  • Fanatical supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Portland Trailblazers
  • Devoted Hula Husband

Mahalo nui, Jason, for your contributions to the well-being of your various kaiāulu!

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