Vice Chair/​Secretary

Diane S.L. Paloma, PhD, MBA

Diane Paloma is the CEO of The King Lunalilo Trust and Home. Its mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King William Charles Lunalilo to honor, tent to, and protect the well-being of kupuna (elders). The Trust includes the Adult residential care home, and Adult day care center and a home meal delivery program.

Since 1995, Diane has worked to combine her passion for Native Hawaiian culture with the health and medical fields. She has spent time working for a private physician, Hawaii Medical Services Association (the Hawaii Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association), the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is the former Director of Native Hawaiian Health at The Queen’s Health Systems. She is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, holding a BS in Physiological Science, MBA, and PhD in Healthcare Administration. Diane has also achieved the rank of ‘ōlapa in her halau going through a formal ‘ūniki process.