Janis was hired as the Foundation’s first Executive Director in April 2008, bringing to this role more than 20 years of working in the nonprofit sector in Hawaiʻi. Her experience with grantmaking foundations includes seeking grants from local as well as national foundations and serving as staff or consultant to Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and various family and independent foundations. For seven years, Janis led a consulting practice, largely in Hawaiʻi, that focused primarily on organizational and project development with most of her clients being nonprofit or government agencies.
On being a part of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation Janis says,
Olivia joined the Hauʻoli Mau Loa team in September 2009 and assists with the operations of the Foundation. Prior to this, she worked in higher education at Cerritos Community College in the Health Occupations Division, focusing on developing financial statements, student profile analysis and carrying out special projects. She strives to do good and reach out to people through participation in community service, volunteering at local schools, and teaching Hula.
Brant joined Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation in January of 2009 as the Foundation’s Program Officer. In 2012 he was promoted to Senior Program Officer. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brant served as the Community Reinvestment Act and Community Development Officer at Bank of Hawaiʻi for over five years. In addition to his Community Development duties, Brant also served as Vice President of the Bank of Hawaiʻi Charitable Foundation where he supported all areas of grant making, including the proposal review process and community outreach.
Keahi is a Program Officer for the Foundation. She joined the Hauʻoli Mau Loa team in March 2012 as the Foundation’s Program Associate. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a Project Analyst with the Kamehameha Schools Public Education Support Division where she supported the planning and implementation of the Ka Pua Initiative on the Waiʻanae Coast. Keahi also worked for a non-profit in Washington State in various roles including marketing, fund development, and all aspects of earned income.
Anela was first introduced to Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation in December of 2007. As a legal assistant to one of the Foundation’s Directors, Wayne M. Pitluck, Anela provided support to the Foundation in its operational transition as it received its full endowment and established an office in Honolulu. She was officially hired by the Foundation in July of 2008 as its Operations Manager. Experienced in working with executive management teams in the legal, education, and business arenas, Anela brings over 20 years of organizational management and research skills to her role with the Foundation.