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A Culture of Empowerment & Leadership Development

INPEACE has provided educational programs to Native Hawaiian communities since 1994, nurturing the growth and development of keiki through ‘ohana-focused models and empowering community members to become educators and active leaders in their own communities because they understand, live, and are invested in the community’s future.

Executive Staff

Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba

Chief Executive Officer

Marissa Pico

Chief Financial Officer

Sanoe Marfil

Chief Program Officer

Jocelyn Banks

Director of Human Resources

Board Members

Konia Freitas, Ph.D.


Richard Naiwieha Wurdeman

Vice President

Rochelle Pi‘ilani
Hussey Ka‘aloa, Ph.D.


Wallace Chin


Kathryn H. Au, Ph.D.

Founding Board Member

Dr. Alice Kawakami

Founding Board Member

Julianne Chun, Esq.

Board Member

Kiana Frank, Ph.D.

Board Member

Derek Kurisu

Board Member

Jon Matsuoka, Ph.D.

Board Member

Walter F. Thoemmes III

Board Member

L. Lokelani Wakinekona, Ed.D.

Board Member

Sherlyn Franklin Goo, M.Ed.

Emeritus Board Member

Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba

Ex-Officio Board Member,
Chief Executive Officer

Administrative Staff

Sheri Magno

Director of Development

Saydee Pojas

Director of Operations

Sylvia Chiappetta

HR/Accounting Specialist

Elaine Peters

Operations Specialist

Wendy Wang

Payroll Specialist

Hina Watson


Joy Stevens

Executive Assistant

Wendy Awai-Dakroub

Grant Specialist

Scott Kaeo

Donor & Volunteer Relations Manager

Communications & Data

Solomon Alfapada

Director of Digital Media

La‘akea Yoshida

Director of Research
and Evaluation

Timiel Muraoka

Communications Assistant

Kelyn Hallman

Data Systems Coordinator

Geena Koka

Data Outcome Specialist

Kathleen Giffard

Data Outcome Specialist

Program Staff