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Seeking New Executive Director 

Seventy Kakaupapa residents, family members and friends gather in Kalaupapa for an annual meeting of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa.

Photo: ©Wayne Levin

Carrying on our Kuleana

The next Executive Director of Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa will be tasked with carrying on the mission of Ka 'Ohana and leading us into the future. 

Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa is seeking a new Executive Director to carry on our mission, expand our programs and lead Ka 'Ohana into the next decade. Communication and fundraising skills are essential.

This is the job description we have posted:


Ka  ‘Ohana o Kalaupapa, a grassroots nonprofit organization, is looking to hire a full time Executive Director. This unique position is for someone who is passionate about perpetuating the legacies of the estimated 8,000 people who lived and died at Kalaupapa – and in helping family members/descendants reconnect to their Kalaupapa ancestors. The best applicant will have a strong connection to Hawaii who is an excellent communicator and particularly skilled in fundraising. The biggest project for Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa is to establish a Memorial that will list the names of all those who were forcibly isolated there because of government policies regarding leprosy (now called Hansen’s disease). The Kalaupapa Memorial has been authorized by federal legislation. Please send a cover letter and resume to no later than July 15th.

Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa was established in 2003 as a 

nonprofit organization at the request of the Kalaupapa residents. The ‘Ohana is dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual who was taken from their family and forcibly isolated on the Kalaupapa peninsula due to government policies regarding leprosy (now also called Hansen’s disease). The ‘Ohana also recognizes the importance of the kama`aina, mea kokua and children who were born at Kalaupapa. Ka ‘Ohana leaders and supporters include the residents of Kalaupapa, their family members/descendants, friends of the community, students, clergy and anyone interested in the future of Kalaupapa and her residents.



Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa was established in August, 2003, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual who was exiled to the Kalaupapa peninsula beginning in 1866.


PO Box 1111
Kalaupapa, HI 96742

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