Kamanaʻopono Crabbe

Kamanaʻopono's Breakout session broadcasts July 19, 2024, 09:15 PM

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Dr. Kamanaʻopono M. Crabbe serves as a seasoned spokesperson and representative for the Native Hawaiian community on Native Hawaiian rights, social inequities, community health and resilience, and current social, cultural, educational, economic and political issues affecting Native Hawaiians, Hawai‘i and the Pacific. 

Dr. Crabbe has focused his personal, academic and professional career toward improving Native Hawaiian health and well-being. He has served on several high-level policy and governing boards around the world and Hawai`i. His executive leadership is demonstrated through civic positions serving on the Hawai‘i Executive Conference Advisory Board; Executive Committee of the Assembly of Austronesian Leaders; IUCN World Conservation Congress, Steering Committee Member; Former President and Member of Nā Limahana O Lonopūhā Native Hawaiian Health Consortium; and The Native Hawaiian Criminal Justice Task Force as Vice Chair. He was the Director of Psychology Training at the Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center from 2008-2010. In 2010, he joined the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) as its Research Director, focusing on socio-demographic, land, culture, and history, and educational and economic research where he began some of Hawaiʻi’s most innovative projects. In March 2012, Dr. Crabbe was appointed to Chief Executive Officer for OHA, a semi-autonomous government agency whose charge is to empower Native Hawaiians and strengthen Hawaiʻi.  

From 2019-2021 he served as Ka Pouhana-CEO for the Kohala Institute at `Iole where he led the organization on a new vision to “be a world leader in sustainable thinking through a model 21st century ahupua`a, where land is chief and man is steward.” 

Currently, he is the Executive Counselor on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Affairs for the national health policy advocacy organization the Asian Pacific Islanders American Health Forum where he provides executive leadership, strategic planning and management, organizational culture, and guidance to the CEO and executive team regarding community engagement and outreach to the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities nationally. 

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Breakout sessions

Rediscovering Hawaiʻi’s Soul

July 19, 2024, 09:15 PM
Governor John Waiheʻe III Māpuana de Silva Kamanaʻopono Crabbe Lynelle Marble Michelle Kaʻuhane