(Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i) Papa Ola Lōkahi is pleased to announce that Ms. Sheri-Ann Daniels will assume the helm as Executive Director of Papa Ola Lōkahi (POL) on April 4, 2016.
“On behalf of the board of directors, we welcome Sheri to lead us into the next chapter for Papa Ola Lōkahi,” expressed Kilipaki Vaughan, president of POL’s board of directors.
Born and raised on Maui, Ms. Daniels is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama campus. She holds degrees in the field of counseling psychology and has several license certifications.
“Sheri will be a great leader in furthering POL’s strategic goals,” adds Sharlene Chun-Lum, who is retiring as Executive Director. “Her familiarity and collaboration with community partners will strengthen services for more Native Hawaiians.”
Ms. Daniels has more than 20 years of experience in social services programs across Hawai’i in both the non-profit and government sectors.
She was recognized in 2014 with the Maui County Women of Excellence award. Other awards include the Pacific Business News – 40 under 40 (2010) and Ka Ipu Kukui Fellow (2008). She is actively involved in various community organizations on Maui, including Hawaiian Language education.
“Her ‘groundedness’ and ability to walk in more than one world will enable us as a Hawaiian organization to go forward into the future,” adds Vaughan.
“I am humbled by this opportunity to help and engage with the Native Hawaiian communities across the state (and beyond),” expressed Daniels. “This is the time to continue building partnerships and bridging gaps in order to address the overall health needs of Native Hawaiians.”