• Sheri-Ann Daniels, EdD, CSAC

    Chief Executive Officer


Sheri-Ann Daniels assumed the helm of Papa Ola Lōkahi in 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), a collective of public and private partners for which Papa Ola Lōkahi continues to serve 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

  • ‘Alohi Bikle

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Director, Health System Coordination

  • Kanoa Ng

    Executive Director, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi

  • Landon Opunui, ND

    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-Ann Daniels, EdD, CSAC

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Bridget Antonio

    Specialist, Office of the CEO

  • Martin “Kaleo” Kaolulo


  • Dayna Pa


    Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • Marisa Wilson

    Director, Administration Operations

  • Marvin Buenafe
    Marvin Buenafe

    Information Systems Lead

  • Tamara Fa‘agau

    Administrative Operations Coordinator

  • Charis Kaio

    Administrative & Compliance Specialist

  • Michele Amoy

    Administrative Operations Specialist

  • Travis Nakaji


    Systems Administrator

  • Jason Paloma


    Contracts Compliance Specialist

  • Nāpua Casson-Fisher

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Director, Community Initiatives

  • Camille McComas

    Program Specialist - Substance Use & Mental Health

  • Falahola Kanongataa

    Program Specialist, ’Ohana CoE

  • Cathy Ferreira

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Administrative Support

  • Lilinoe Kauahikaua

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Program Coordinator - Substance Use & Mental Health

  • Kia‘i Lee

    Native Hawaiian Traditional Healing Coordinator

  • Ikaika Regidor


    Education & Training Coordinator

  • Chantelle Eseta Matagi

    Director, Health Innovation & Initiatives

  • Fa’auliulito “To” Tuala-Tamaalelagi

    Administrative Support

  • Ka‘imipono Hanohano

    she/her/ʻo ia

    NHPI 3R Coordinator

  • Nakia Nae‘ole

    Grants Management Liaison Specialist

  • ‘Atalina Pasi

    Community Liaison

  • Samantha Keaulana Scott, PhD

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Director, Data, Research & Evaluation

  • Melissa Kahili-Heede

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Research Program Coordinator

  • Kilohana Haitsuka

    Research Program Coordinator

  • Mahinalani Cavalieri

    Administrative Support

  • Ke’alohi Worthington


    Data & Research Coordinator

  • Donna-Marie Palakiko, PhD

    Director of Workforce Development

  • Chez Neilson

    Program Specialist

  • Nani Espinda

    Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Coordinator

  • Lisa Ka‘ano‘i

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Workforce Lead Coordinator

  • Aubrey Mariano


    Administrative Support

  • Conan Wykes


    Program Specialist

  • Christina Young

    Policy Assistant

  • Kim Ku‘ulei Birnie

    Director, Communication & Community Engagement

  • Kahikinaokalā Domingo

    Archive & Library Project Assistant

  • Hōkūlani Chong

    Administrative Support

  • Saige Leikuluwaimaka Meleiseā

    Archive & Library Project Assistant

  • Keawe Parker

    ʻo ia/he/they

    Communication Specialist

  • Momi Tolentino


    Communication & Community Relations Specialist