Motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced supervisory, team building and customer service skills. Experience stepping into roles and quickly making positive changes to drive company success. Focused on using training, monitoring and morale-building techniques to maximize employee engagement and performance.
2018 Community Champion of Well-being Award, HMSA and Waiwai Collective
2014 Community Leadership Award, City Council, City and County of Honolulu
2013 Fellow, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Fellows Program, Class of 2013
2012 Native Hawaiian Health Advocate Award, Papa Ola Lokahi
2003 Ho'okele Award, Hawaii Outstanding Non-Profit Leader, Hawaii Community Foundation
2001 Women in Health Award, Women's Caucus, Democratic Party of Hawaii
2001 Community Based Planning Award, American Planning Association, Hawaii
Nakaoka, S, Umemoto, K, Agres,R, Kekauoha,BP, Dillard,A, Enos,K.J.N., Kakesako, B. Resource Paper - Sustaining University-Community Partnerships in Indigenous Communities: Five Lessons from Papakolea; AAPI Nexus Vol. 16, No. 1 & 2 (Spring 2019): 1-29
Kaopua, L, Tamang S, Dillard, A, Kekauoha, P, Christian, E. “Decolonizing Knowledge Development in Health Research – Cultural Safety through the Lens of Hawaiian Homestead Residents”. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 2015.
Dillard, A. Y., Carpenter, D.-A. L., Mau, E. F., & Kekauoha, B. P. (2014). Case Report from the Field: Integrating Hawaiian and Western Healing Arts in Papakolea. Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 73(12 Suppl 3), 26–28.
Grieb, S. D. & Delafield, R. & Dillard, A. & Kekauoha, B. (2016). Podcast Interview Transcript. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 10(4), 597-602. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Delafield, R. & Hermosura, A. & Ing, C. T. & Hughes, C. K. & Palakiko, D. & Dillard, A. & Kekauoha, B. P. & Yoshimura, S. R. & Gamiao, S. & Kaholokula, J. K. (2016). A Community- Based Participatory Research Guided Model for the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 10(4), 585-595. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Antonio, M. C., Ahn, H. J., Ing, C. T., Dillard, A., Cassel, K., Kekauoha, B. P., & Kaholokula, J.K. (2016). Self-Reported Experiences of Discrimination and Depression in Native Hawaiians. Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 75(9), 266–272.
Kaholokula J, Mau M, Efird J, Leake A, West, M, Palakiko D, Yoshimura S, Kekauoha B, Rose C, Gomes H “A Family and Community Focused Lifestyle Program Prevents Weight Regain in Pacific Islanders: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial”, Health Education & Behavior Journal, Society for Public Health Education, May 2011
Kaholokula, J, Townsend, C, Ige, A, Sinclair, K, Mau M, Leake A, Palakiko D, Yoshimura, S, Kekauoha P, Hughes C. “Socio-demographic, behavioral, and biological variables related to weight loss in native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders” PubMed Obesity, Vol. 21, No. 3, March 2013
Kaholokula J, Wilson, R, Townsend C, Zhang G X, Yoshimura S, Dillard A, Yokota J W, Mau M, Palakiko D, Gamiao S, Hughes C, Kekauoha B, Mau M “Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities: the PILI Ohana Project, Translational Behavioral Medicine, Dec. 2013
Kaholokula, J, Townsend C, Sinclair K, Palakiko D, Mahiki E, Yoshimura S, Wang, J, Kekauoha P, Dillard A, Solatorio C, Hughes C, Gamiao S, Mau, M. “The PILI Ohana Project: A Community-Academic Partnership to Eliminate Obesity Disparities in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities”. Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities, John Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Nacapoy, A, Kaholokula, J, West, Margaret, Dillard, A., Leake, A, Kekauoha, B, Palakiko, D, Siu., A, Moser, S, Mau, M. “Partnerships to Address Obesity Disparities in Hawai'i: The PILI Ohana Project, Hawaii Medical Journal, Vol. 67, September 2008
Fukuda M, Kekauoha B, Frankel R. "The Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead Community as lead tutor in problem-based service learning for community and economic development." Poster presentation at the Fourth Annual Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. May 2000 Washington, DC.
Frankel R, Kekauoha B, Fukuda M. "Encouraging Native Hawaiian students to enter health care professions." Poster presentation at the Third Annual Community-Campus Partnerships. May 1999, San Francisco, CA
Frankel R, Fukuda M, Kekauoha B. "Encouraging Native Hawaiian Health through a collaboration of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Queen Emma Clinics, and the Papakolea Community Association." Paper presented to the Universities and the Health of the Disadvantaged, A Global Conference Sponsored by WHO, UNESCO, and the University of Arizona. July 1999 Tucson, AZ.
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