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Elena F.

Executive Director
Honolulu, HI, USA
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Professional Experience

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Education Council

July, 2019 - Current

The Native Hawaiian Education Council is an organization that is committed to the success of our students, in school and beyond. We strive to improve our communities through public outreach, data assessment, and technical assistance activities, always with the mission to assess, evaluate, coordinate, report and make recommendations to perpetuate excellence in Native Hawaiian education.

Education & Community Manager, Elemental Excelerator

February, 2018 - June, 2019

Lead for Hawai'iloa ecosySTEM Cabinet, Cohort 4 for the STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice.

Elemental Excelerator helps startups change the world, one community at a time. Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people's lives: energy, transportation, water, agriculture, and beyond.

To date, we have awarded over $22 million to more than 60 companies. What makes us unique? We co-fund, co-design, and co-develop projects and strategies that improve infrastructure and sustainably enhance communities.

Our program is funded by a diverse coalition of utility partners, corporate partners, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Energy, state government, and philanthropic organizations. We are a non-profit created in collaboration with Emerson Collective.

Twitter: @ElementalExcel
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Strategic Analyst II, Kamehameha Schools - Strategy & Innovation

March, 2016 - February, 2018

Contributes and supports organizational goals and strategies by providing data, information, analysis, evaluation, and reporting services to inform and influence organizational decisions. May lead project teams on various strategic projects and key initiatives through business analysis.
Decision Support, Research and Data/Information Analysis:
Collects, synthesizes, analyzes, and communicates information and financial and statistical data to support problem solving, inform decision making and formulate recommendations within the project team. Develops decision support methodologies, models, and tools.
Performs qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Selects appropriate data collection tools and methodologies from established instruments and approaches.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
Supports development and communication of continuing programs for research, evaluation, and management reporting to support KS' strategic plan and supporting activities.
Seeks understanding of stakeholder needs and interests to produce reports of findings for individual projects using standard best practices.
Enterprise-level Strategy Development and Implementation:
Participates in a variety of cross-functional meetings and collaborates with internal and external personnel for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to support the strategic plan and project initiatives.
Supports enterprise-level strategy development, innovation and enterprise portfolio management.
Supports implementation of multiple concurrent projects of medium to high complexity or implements projects of low to medium complexity as lead with oversight.
Change Management - Supports project change management efforts.
Innovation - As directed, contributes to design and facilitation of innovative frameworks, approaches, and models.

Sr. Admin, Kamehameha Schools - Kealakulia Division

June, 2015 - March, 2016

Oversee division statewide administrative support team in creating a solid team culture, professional development and learning opportunities, and performance evaluations. Provide direct support - fiscal, administrative and some project management - to division director, and overall administrative support to leadership team.

Ka''iwakiloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Schools

April, 2011 - June, 2015


Ka'iwakiloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center; Support special event communications, planning, logistics, and coordination; Practice responsible procurement, establish and maintain vendor relations, Partner with campus operations and develop Center Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

Fire Communications Operator (Dispatcher), City Of Glendale Fire Department

May, 2006 - February, 2011


  • Field and prioritize incoming calls for emergency service from fire personnel, neighboring public safety agencies the community of 12 cities
  • Responsible for prompt handling of emergency calls and providing pre-arrival medical instructions including CPR, childbirth, first aid and other live-saving directions
  • Ability to maintain calm under stressful situations, including major emergencies and natural disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, HAZMAT responses, etc.
  • Coordinate multiple events and emergency responses; monitor various communication outlets including two-way radio transmissions, incoming calls, and other teletype communication methods from neighboring jurisdictions
Police Communications Officer (Dispatcher), City of Glendale Police Department

December, 2004 - May, 2006


  • Field and prioritize requests from law enforcement personnel, neighboring jurisdictions for automatic and mutual aid, as well as the community
  • Maintain access and security of highly sensitive material/information
  • Determine response requirements and priorities of situations and dispatch units in accordance of established procedures
  • Monitor/correctly interpret various teletype networks and data systems for priority information such as wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, probation status, etc.
Bachelors of Science, Pepperdine University

August, 1993 - August, 1997

Telecommunications - Broadcast News & Public Relations

High School, Kamehameha Schools

January, 1989 - January, 1993

College/University Preparatory and Advanced High School/Secondary Diploma Program

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Chaminade University of Honolulu

- Current

Non-Profit Marketing