At the Pacific Region Training & Technical Assistance, we help organizations serving Native communities in the Pacific to develop and to find grant funding for their community-based projects. As a Resource of the Administration for Native Americans, we are dedicated to serving the Native peoples of the Pacific Region, including Hawai‘i, American Sāmoa, Guam and CNMI. Call our office today for free help with your project!
Matthew Kaulana Ing Pacific Region Directormatt@kaananiau.com
Matt has worked with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations for more than 15 years, with a focus on strategy, culture, economic development, journalism and media. With more than 8 years experience working in the ANA Pacific Region, Matthew helps ANA grant applicants and awardees to develop and sustain community-based projects. Matt is Native Hawaiian. He holds an MBA and a BA in Journalism and comes from Makawao, Maui. Today, he lives in Nu'uanu with his wife, Kelsey.
Napua Harbottle Technical Assistance Specialistnapua@kaananiau.com
Napua is a trained ethnobotonist and cultural practitioner. As a grant writer, she has helped to build capacity for Pacific nonprofits. Napua brings her crossover knowledge and good spirit to workshops and training sessions as Training Specialist.
Shisa Kahaunaele Outreach/Project Specialistshisa@kaananiau.com
Shisa uses her experience in media technology and advertising to efficiently help community organizations. She has always dreamed of helping Native communities and is always available to help.
Keone Nunes Training Consultantkeone@kaananiau.com
Keone has lived in Waiʻanae since he was 2 years old and is a product of Waiʻanae Elementary, Intermediate, and High Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Certification in Hawaiian Language. He has been training and facilitating on a national level since 1990 and has been working with the ANA Pacific Region since 2006. He is also a cultural practitioner in the field of kākau (Hawaiian tattooing) as well as other aspects of Hawaiian culture.