Executive Director

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Maile Alau
Executive Director

Maile originally worked with Hawai‘i Maoli in 2009 as a grant administrator and returned to Hawai‘i Maoli in August 2011 to help implement the Ho‘olako Na Kiwila Hawai‘i grant.  She stepped into the role of Interim Executive Director in February, 2011 and in May, 2011 she was approved as Executive Director by the Board of Directors.  Maile has been working in non-profits in Hawai`i for over 15 years and is passionate about supporting and working with the Native Hawaiian community.  She has an extensive background in fundraising, grant writing, event planning, and building relationships with partners and funders. 

Maile graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989 and continued on to St. Mary’s College of California to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in English. After working on the mainland for several years, she returned to Hawai‘i to be near her family and work in Hawaii’s thriving non-profit community.  She is a member of Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo.

Maile lives in Kahalu‘u with her two sons, sits on the board of the National Junior Basketball League Windward Chapter, is a member of the Development Committee for the YWCA of O‘ahu, and volunteers with small startup nonprofit organizations in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, and social media management.

Maile can be reached at: 808-394-0050 or by email at maile@hawaiimaoli.org