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Trustees and executive leadership

The Board of Trustees

In accordance with the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the governance of Kamehameha Schools rests with a board of trustees. The board of trustees provides the strategic direction and focus necessary to fulfill and sustain the vision, mission and values of Kamehameha Schools.

Composed of five individuals — equally vested with the responsibility and duty of collectively carrying out the testamentary will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop — the sole purpose of the board is to set policy. In accordance with Kamehameha’s organizational structure, the day-to-day management of the institution rests with a board-appointed chief executive officer and his or her chosen managerial staff. 

Executive Leadership Team

Kamehameha’s organizational structure is comprised of 11 major operating groups, with the leader of each group reporting directly to the CEO. The 11 groups are Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, Hi‘ialo, Administration, Communications, Finance, Investment Management, Legal, Strategy and Transformation, and ‘Āina Pauahi.

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for the leadership, administration, management and effectiveness of Kamehameha Schools’ operations, including planning, coordinating, and directing the implementation of the KS strategic plan, all other strategic plans and the policies, goals, and objectives set by the trustees.

Livingston “Jack” Wong

Chief Executive Officer


Kamehameha Schools educates and empowers ‘ōiwi leaders who are grounded in E Ola!, by operating world-class campuses that share a commitment to Hawaiian culture-based education.

M. Kāhealani Nae‘ole-Wong

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Po‘o Kula

Dr. Taran Chun

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Po‘o Kula

Dr. Scott Parker

Kamehameha Schools Maui Po‘o Kula


Hi‘ialo fosters the holistic development of Native Hawaiians as local and global leaders from early learning through adulthood. The word “hi‘ialo” speaks to how one carries and nurtures something precious.

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona

Vice President of Hi‘ialo


Administration oversees key enterprise-wide administrative services including educational support, safety and student well-being, enterprise technology, information management, and facilities development and support.

Darrel R. Hoke

Executive Vice President of Administration


Communications upholds the KS brand and builds positive relationships with key stakeholders through its two divisions: Strategic Communications and Marketing.

Andrea Kanno

Interim Vice President and Chief Communications Officer


Finance provides an enterprise-wide infrastructure for financial decision-making and oversees the financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, cash management, debt, risk management, real estate review and valuation functions at KS.

Ben Salazar

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Investment Management

Investment Management is responsible for managing the financial assets portion of the trust’s endowment, which invests in various asset classes globally. Investment Management includes investment and operations staff based in Honolulu and San Francisco.

Tim Donohue

Chief Investment Officer


Legal defends the will of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi, enables the lawful, ethical advancement of KS’ mission, and provides centralized legal and human resource services.

Nalani Fujimori Kaina

General Counsel and Vice President

Strategy and Transformation

Strategy and Transformation provides strategic intelligence, ensures strategic alignment, strengthens decision-making, and facilitates innovation across the organization.

Carrie Shoda-Sutherland

Interim Vice President of Strategy and Transformation

ʻĀina Pauahi

‘Ōiwi leadership through the application of culturally rooted stewardship to harvest competitive portfolio returns while cultivating prosperous ‘ohana and communities.

Kā‘eo Duarte, Ph.D.

Vice President of ‘Āina Pauahi

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd.
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100