Hawaiian Council Expands Board Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 22, 2011

Honolulu, Hawaii – The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) held its quarterly governing board and leadership meeting on April 8th, where two additional seats were appointed, and three additional created, bringing the governing board to 21 seats.

Namaka Rawlins of ‘Aha Punana Leo and Dickie Nelson of the Association of Hawaiians for Homestead Lands joined the CNHA Board filling two vacant seats.  The full board also took action to increase the size of the board by three seats, and to contemplate adding Native leaders from other areas around the country and Pacific.

“These Hawaiian leaders bring additional diversity to our work at CNHA,” said Board Chairman, Alvin Parker, a principal of one of the largest Native Hawaiian charter schools.  “With over 100 member organizations, and now with 21 members on the board, each a leader and expert in various sectors of the Hawaiian community, we are made stronger to serve.”

CNHA will fill the three newly created seats at its quarterly leadership meeting in July 2011.  Interested CNHA member organizations should contact Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO, to submit a letter of interest to serve on the board.

CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians.  For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by email at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.

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