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Maui Resident Selected for Omidyar Fellows Program

August 25, 2015, 1:46 PM HST
* Updated August 26, 7:45 AM
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Maui resident Pualani Enos is among 15 emerging leaders in Hawai‘i who were selected for the 2015-16 Omidyar Fellows program.

Maui resident Pualani Enos is among 15 emerging leaders in Hawai‘i who were selected for the 2015-16 Omidyar Fellows program.

By Maui Now Staff

Omidyar Fellows announced its selection of 15 emerging leaders for its 2015-16 program, including Maui resident Pualani Enos of Upcountry is the executive director of the Hui Malama Learning Center.

The individuals were selected for the fourth Omidyar Fellows cohort based on their accomplishments, the promise they show in professional and community leadership and their commitment to a bold vision for Hawai‘i’s future.

Fellows were selected through a rigorous application and selection process, including a written application and phone and in-person interviews, and are required to have the full support of their organization.

Each member will have the opportunity to participate in the rigorous development program that cultivates, trains and educates local leadership for the state.


“Each cohort of the Omidyar Fellows has grown together to create a collaborative team of leaders that work together to improve the future of our state, both in the program and beyond as they join the Forum of Fellows,” said Bill Coy, director of Omidyar Fellows. “I am pleased to welcome this inspiring group of leaders to the Omidyar Fellows as they embark on this new professional and personal development journey together.”


A program of the Hawai‘i Leadership Forum, Omidyar Fellows features a curriculum tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant. The 15-month program, which commences in October 2015, includes one full-day session each month, executive coaching, conversations with community, business and government leaders, and more.

Fellows of the previous cohorts have come together to form the Forum of Fellows, through which they remain connected as they expand their respective roles in the community.

The 2015-16 Omidyar Fellows program includes local leaders from a wide range of sectors, including nonprofit, government and business.


The Omidyar Fellows program launched in 2012 with 13 fellows in its inaugural year. The 2014-15 cohort, which includes 14 fellows, is currently underway and will complete its curriculum in November.

For additional information about Omidyar Fellows, go online.

2015-16 Omidyar Fellows

Vincent Baldemor (Hawaii Kai), executive director of athletics, Hawai‘i Pacific University
Blair Collis (Nuuanu), president and chief executive officer, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Catherine Awakuni Colon (Pauoa), director, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Pualani Enos (Upcountry Maui), executive director, Hui Malama Learning Center
Scott Higashi (Waialae Iki), executive vice president, Locations LLC
Pamela Joe (Aina Haina), president, RevoluSun Solar Corp. Inc.
Jack Kittinger (Niu Valley), director, Conservation International Hawaii
Robert Lietzke (Manoa), principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dawn Lippert (Diamond Head), director, Energy Excelerator
Sherry Menor-McNamara (Downtown Honolulu), president and chief executive officer, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
David Oyadomari (Aina Haina), executive vice president, Bank of Hawaii
William Pieper (Kaneohe), vice president, Barclays
Joshua Stanbro (Palolo Valley), program director, environment and sustainability, Hawaii Community Foundation
Jennifer Walker (Ha‘iku area of Oʻahu), vice president of legal and business development, Hawaii Medical Service Association
Beth Whitehead (Kaka‘ako), executive vice president and chief administrative officer, American Savings Bank

To access biographies for each Omidyar Fellow, go online.

For more information about Omidyar Fellows, go online.

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