Waipahu ‘Fellow’ Selected For Omidyar Leadership Training
Hawaii Leadership Forum recently announced its picks for the 2014-15 Omidyar Fellows program, which includes area rising star Kamuela Enos of Waipahu, who already is immersed in community leadership.
With the program now in its third year, the latest 14 Fellows were selected through a rigorous application and interview process for a 15-month curriculum of training, executive coaching, dialogue with community leaders and more — all intended to groom leaders for Hawaii’s future.
Enos, who will begin fellowship training in October, is the director of social enterprise for MA’O Organic Farms.
He was born and raised in Waianae, earned an associate degree from Leeward Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian studies and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from UH Manoa.
He is married with two children, and his wife, Miwa Tamanaha, won a $10,000 TogetherGreen Fellowship from Toyota and National Audubon Society in 2013 for her work with Kua’aina Ulu Auamo (KUA), a statewide conservation and stewardship group.
Enos sits on the boards of numerous community-based nonprofits, including Hawaii Rural Development Council and Ka’ala Farms Inc., and was recently a commissioner on President Obama’s White House Initiative on Asians and Pacific Islanders.
“We look forward to the Omidyar Fellows becoming a close, collaborative team of leaders who will improve our state, and the world, together,” said external relations director Kalei Stern.
The program has support from Hawaii Community Foundation, which received a $50-million commitment from local philanthropists Pierre and Pam Omidyar in 2009.
For more information on the fellowship program, visit omidyarfellows.org.