About Us

Our mission is to reconnect cultures around the world through dynamic and innovative programs that inspire traditional knowledge sharing across the globe.

Our Story

Koa Ike is a 501 (c) 3 community development non-profit registered in the State of Hawaii.  Our organization was founded in 2003 by the lineal descendent families of waianae out of concern for the growing need of our community and the continued degradation of our land and heritage. We engage these challenges with a kind heart, a clear mind and the spirit of aloha

We offer a variety of programs and opportunities that encourage communities to thrive. Our commitment is to inspire positive change through innovative curricula and programs that reconnect people with the land.  We are staffed by dedicated community members and professionals that bring a breadth and depth of knowledge to our operations. To find out more on how you can get involved, please visit our events page and sign up for our news letter. Mahalo for allowing us to share who we are

Our Team

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Glen Makakauali'i Kila

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Founder & Board president

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Linda Kaleo Paik

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Treasurer/Office manager

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Office Manager

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Christophor Edward Oliveira

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Vice President/Executive Director

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Alejandro Matteo Silva

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Secretary/Program Director

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Program Assistant

Our Partners