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Hawai'i

841 Bishop Street

Suite 1050

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Phone: (808) 522-7278 Ext. 32

Washington

16538 Beach Drive, NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Phone: (206) 295-9806

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Our Mission

The Mission of the National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) is to identify, train, and nurture Pacific American Emerging Leaders.

 

NAPALI is unique in that it conducts the only leadership program in the nation that integrates the leadership values of Pacific American cultures and Western Society.

 

It is committed to making a difference in the quality of life of Americans who trace their ancestry to the indigenous peoples of the Pacific islands - American Samoans, Chamorros, Fijians, Maoris, Native Hawaiians, Tongans, Tahitians, and others connected with Pacific American cultures.

 

NAPALI is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Our history

The National Pacific American Leadership Institute conducted its inaugural class in June 1998 in partnership with the internationally and nationally acclaimed Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont, CA.

 

The second class met at the Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawai'i on August 6 - 11, 2000. In attendance were sixteen Fellows, three Pacific American cultural elders, distinguished professors of the University of Hawai'i, and a support staff of dedicated professionals.

 

Since then, over 310 Fellows have graduated from The National Pacific American Leadership Institute.

 

Our Name

NAPALI, the acronym for the National Pacific American Leadership Institute, is the Hawaiian word for “the cliffs.”  It is an appropriate image of our mission, for leaders to ascend to the heights and their vision extends into the far horizon.

 

Our Leadership

Our Board

Heather K. Minton, President

Reidar H. Smith, Vice President  

Stanley C. Dahlin, Secretary

Larry M. Kamahele, Treasurer

Iosefa Aina

David H. Burge Jr

Abreu R. Correia

Kauka DeSilva

Colette Higgins

'Anapesi Ka'ili

Tēvita Ō. Ka'ili

Coral Kenolio

Area Coordinators

Coral Kenolio             San Diego, CA

John Kaulukukui       Los Angeles, CA

Kau’i Peralto              Northern CA

‘Anapesi Ka'ili            Utah

Stan Dahlin                Washington

Abreu R. Correia        Hawai’i