Ka Honua Momona, Intl.

A model of sustainability mauka a makai

Noelani Yamashita – Executive Director

FullSizeRender (18)Noelani Lee Yamashita has served as Ka Honu Momona’s Executive Director since 2005. Noelani holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. Noelani was a member of the 2002 South Pacific Island Council of Leaders; a 2005 Pacific American Emerging Leader; a 2005 Weinberg Fellow; a 2007/8 Kamehameha Schools Fellow; a member of the 2009 Women Leading Change, and a 2015/16 Pacific Century Fellow. In addition she has brought in millions of dollars, thousands of volunteers and youth to Molokai, (and perhaps most importantly) she has mobilized scores of Molokai community members——to learn about ancient fish ponds, listen to the kupuna, and then roll up their sleeves and Malama ‘Aina!