Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Jonathan Osorio

Jonathan Osorio is a past Director and now Professor of Hawaiian Studies at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. He has authored or coauthored a number of books on Hawaiian Kingdom politics, music and history, and contemporary political society in Hawaiʻi. He serves on several boards of non-profit organizations that focus on the environment and performing arts. He and his wife Mary are parents of 5 children and live in Pālolo Valley.




Lucy Gay

Bio coming soon.





Bianca Isaki (Treasurer)

Bianca Kai Isaki, Ph.D. attends the William S. Richardson School of law, pursuing an interest in law that advocates at the intersection of environmental conservation and decolonization in Hawai‘i. Previously, she was a summer clerk with the Earthjustice Mid-Pacific office and a postdoctoral fellow in Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She now works at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the University of Hawai`i at Mänoa Women Studies department and continues to revise her manuscript, A Decolonial Archive: The Historical Space of Asian Settler Politics in a Time of Hawaiian Nationhood.

Marti Townsend

Bio coming soon.




Tina Aiu

Tina Aiu is a law student at the William S. Richardson School of law, specializing in environmental law and ocean policy.  She has worked on land and natural resource conservation issues for various organizations in Hawaii, including Kamehameha Schools, The Trust for Public Land, and The Conservation Council for Hawaii.  She brings with her a diverse background in law, the biological sciences, and digital media.


Vicky Holt-Takamine (Founder and former Board President)

Vicky Holt Takamine is the founder and kumu hula (master teacher) of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance. In addition, she teaches hula at UH Manoa and Leeward Community College. She graduated through the 'uniki rituals of hula from Maiki Aiu Lake. Vicky received her BA and MA in Dance Ethnology from the University of Hawai'i. Since 1997, she has coordinated demonstrations, rallies, and marches calling for social, economic, and environmental justice for native Hawaiians.

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