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Leanne Kealoha Fox, M.A.,
PhD Candidate

As Ka Pou Kākoʻo Nui of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Kealoha Fox is in charge of supporting the Executive Offices of its CEO as Executive Manager. She is also responsible for the leadership of OHA’s initiatives for Mauli Ola (Health) and those priority projects and partnerships within its administration that address the social determinants of Kanaka ‘Ōiwi wellbeing. Since 2012, Kealoha has been fulfilling her current role by supporting Kūkulu Hou as a vision and indigenous leadership framework for OHA to fulfill its vision to raise a beloved nation. Kealoha has been named a 2016-2017 Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral Fellow and a Soroptimist International Founder Region Dissertation Fellow for her original research study, Kūkulu Ola. She holds undergraduate degrees from Hawaiʻi Pacific University and is a graduate of Argosy University of Honolulu with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Research studying Biomedical Science, Miss Fox will graduate in from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in May 2017. She sits on numerous NGO boards, commissions, and task forces in her professional and personal capacity. When Kealoha is not working she enjoys supporting various Native Hawaiian non-profit organizations like ‘Aha Kāne and Hui Mauli Ola, and spending time with her beloved ʻohana.