HANO Fellows Program – Graduation of Cohort 1!
A big congratulations to the first cohort of the HANO Fellows program! Taking the time to work on your own personal and professional development is not always an easy choice. As a nonprofit Executive Director/CEO, you often feel guilty about doing anything for your own development and health/wellness. We were proud supporters of this effort and of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO). Helping newer nonprofit executive directors to not just survive, but thrive, is essential to the health of the sector moving forward.
Mahalo to the team at HANO (including Kuʻulani Keohokalole of People Strategies Hawaii), everyone who took time out of their days to share and present, and the other funders (Hawaii Community Foundation, The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation).
As shared by our partners at HANO:
Over the last nine months, we’ve been busy running our first HANO Fellows cohort. Congratulations to our inaugural class of HANO Fellows who graduated on November 19!
Aiko Yamashiro, Hawai’i Council for the Humanities
Andrea Nani Barretto, Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization
Anne-Marie Forsythe, Hui No’eau
Cynthia Engle, Hawaiian Historical Society
ʻEkela Kahuanui, North Kohala Community Resource Center
Josie Howard, We Are Oceania
Kandice Johns, The Maui Farm
Mailelauliʻi Vickery, Hui Malama O Ke Kai
Melissa Miyashiro, Blue Planet Foundation
Natalie Talamoa, Hawaiʻi Residency Programs, Inc.
Nick Redding, Hawaii Data Collaborative
Peter Tui Silva, Kumukahi Health + Wellness
Rebekah Ohara, Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests
Valerie Janikowski, Lānaʻi Kinaʻole Inc.
The HANO Fellows program is a 9-month cohort program designed to help new nonprofit executives build and enhance their leadership and management capacity as well as foster peer relationships in the nonprofit community. In this first year of the program, we had the privilege of working with an amazing group of leaders from various nonprofits around the state, who brought with them a shared dedication to serving the people and communities of Hawaiʻi.