Papa Ola Lōkahi works with the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems that serve seven islands. On Maui, Hui No Ke Ola Pono has offices in Wailuku and Hāna. Meet the Hui’s executive director, Joseph Gonsalves, Jr.
Gonsalves has been at the helm of Hui No Ke Ola Pono since 2012, but he has worked in a variety of positions since he first joined the organization in 1993.
“Joey” was born and raised on Maui , graduating from St. Anthony Jr.-Sr. High School in 1985. He received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and is trained as a social worker. Joey resides on the slopes of Haleakalā with his lovely wife Colleen and two children, La‘akea and Kala‘i. This past February, the family was blessed with a grandchild, Lawai‘a.
Joey continues to be passionate and committed to improving Hawaiian health and well-being on Maui. His work in the non-profit sector and life, in general, is driven by a simple motto, Live Aloha.