About Kīpuka o ke Ola 

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KOKOʻs Vision Statement:

The Native Hawaiians living in North Hawaii will enjoy the highest quality comprehensive healthcare from prenatal to the end of life.


KOKOʻs Mission Statement:

KOKO provides cultural, spiritual, medical, and psychological services to all residents of North Hawaiʻi with a special emphasis for the Kānaka Maoli. This mission is our kuleana.

KOKO provides culturally-informed direct services, actively collaborates with hawaiian agencies and associations in order to meet their membersʻ needs, and is led by the community it serves.

Russel Paio


Joe Kealoha

Malani DeAguiar          

Sonny Shimaoka


Kathy Manuel


Wally Lau

Ski Kwiatkowski

Vice President

Bob Lindsey

Jen Bryan

Emeritus - BOD Member

Board of Directors

Board of directors

Russel Paio, David Kaʻapu, Sonny Shimaoka, Kathy Manuel, Joe Kealoha, Ski Kwiatkowski, Bob Lindsey, Wally Lau

Phone: 808-885-5900

Address: 64-1035 Māmalahoa Hwy, Suite F, Kamuela, HI 96743

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