• Sheri Daniels, EdD

    Chief Executive Officer


Sheri-Ann Daniels assumed the helm of Papa Ola Lōkahi in April 2016. Born and raised on Maui, Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama campus. She holds degrees in the field of counseling psychology and has several license certifications.  She has more than 25 years of experience in social services programs across Hawai’i in both the non-profit and government sectors.

She was recognized in 2014 with the Maui County Women of Excellence award. Other awards include the Pacific Business News – 40 under 40 (2010) and Ka Ipu Kukui Fellow (2008).  She is actively involved in various community organizations on Maui, including Hawaiian Language education.

“This is the time to continue building partnerships and bridging gaps in order to address the overall health needs of Native Hawaiians.”

Beginning in early 2020, Sheri shared co-leadership for the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaii COVID-19 Response, Recovey & Resilience Team (NHPI 3R), for which Papa Ola Lōkahi served as the backbone organization.  Committed to meeting the needs of our community through public policy and strategic partnerships, she was named among the Pacific Business News’ 2022 Women Who Mean Business.

Staff Directory

Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems

Executive & Administrative Staff

HR, Accounting, IT, & Compliance

Program Staff

  • Lehua Andrade

    Executive Director, Hui Malama Ola No Oiwi

  • ‘Alohi Bikle

    she/her/ʻo ia


  • Landon Opunui

    Co-Executive Director, Nā Pu‘uwai

  • David Peters

    Chief Executive Officer, Ho'ola Lahui Hawaii

  • Malia Purdy, PhD

    Executive Director, Hui No Ke Ola Pono

  • Shari Tasaka

    Co-Executive Director, Nā Pu‘uwai

  • Sheri Daniels, EdD

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Dayna Pa


    Executive Assistant

  • Marisa Wilson

    Director of Administration Operations

  • Marvin Buenafe

    Information Systems Lead

  • Tamara Fa‘agau

    Administrative Operations Coordinator

  • Charis Kaio

    Administrative & Compliance Specialist

  • Michele Amoy

    Operations Specialist

  • Travis Nakaji

    Systems Administrator

  • Nāpua Casson-Fisher

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Director of Community Initiatives

  • Cathy Ferreira

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Administrative Assistant

  • Ka‘imipono Hanohano

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Program Specialist - ‘Ohana COE

  • Lilinoe Kauahikaua

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Program Coordinator - Substance Use & Mental Health

  • Kia‘i Lee

    Native Hawaiian Traditional Healing Coordinator

  • ‘Atalina Pasi

    Population Health Specialist - Chronic Disease

  • Ikaika Regidor


    Population Health Specialist - LGBTQ+, Tobacco Control & Sexual/Reproductive Health

  • Jason Paloma


    Nā Makawai - Grants Management Liaison Specialist

  • Chantelle Eseta Matagi

    NHPI 3R - Coordinator

  • Samantha Keaulana Scott, PhD

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Director of Data, Research & Evaluation

  • Melissa Kahili-Heede

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Research Specialist

  • Kilohana Haitsuka

    Research Specialist

  • Ke’alohi Worthington


    Data and Research Coordinator

  • Donna-Marie Palakiko, PhD

    Director of Workforce

  • Nani Espinda

    Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Coordinator

  • Lisa Ka‘ano‘i

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Engagement Specialist

  • Aubrey Mariano


    Administrative Assistant

  • Conan Wykes


    Program Specialist

  • Sarah Kamakawiwo‘ole


    Policy Director

  • Chevelle Davis

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Policy Specialist

  • Christina Young

    Policy Assistant

  • Kim Ku‘ulei Birnie

    Director, Communications & Community Engagement

  • Kahikinaokalā Domingo

    Archive & Library Assistant

  • Saige Leikuluwaimaka Meleiseā

    Archive & Library Assistant

  • Keawe Parker

    ʻo ia/he/they

    Communications Specialist

  • Momi Tolentino


    Communications Specialist