Miranda Foley, Policy Analysis and Process Design
Miranda Foley has nearly twenty years of experience designing and executing large-scale natural resource projects and policy initiatives in Hawaii. She has worked within and alongside governments, non-profits, landowners, and communities in Hawaii since 2004. This niche expertise of the Pacific region enables her to navigate efficiently and effectively between partner agencies and organizations to leverage the appropriate resources needed to accomplish a specific project outcome.
A former program manager with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Ms. Foley conducts her work with a high level of sensitivity and respect for local, traditional, and indigenous cultures. She has established a jurisdictional and regional professional network that continues to support her ongoing collaborations between agencies, organizations, and communities.
Miranda holds an undergraduate degree in marine science from Boston University. Her science education included studies at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, as well as internships in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Chesapeake Bay. She earned a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. Her focus area was environmental economics and policy, but she also developed and instructed a course in environmental leadership.
She loves the ocean and you’ll often find her paddling in her one-man or steering canoe in the Ka Iwi channel. You might also find her at home with her son and husband, building neat things, “playing science”, organic farming, or baking something awesome.
Cynthia Derosier, Graphic Facilitator
With over 25 years of experience in strategy and team building, she designs highly engaging, impactful, and productive meetings, creative group processes, and smart strategic planning. She helps clients develop and implement smart strategies from ideation through execution.
Cyn is a certified graphic recorder, certified professional coach, and an accomplished manager of her own independent consulting company and she partners with ecoLOGIC on projects that benefit from graphic facilitation support and stakeholder engagement.
Chris Hawkins, Social Scientist and Program Management
Chris has spent more than two decades in the natural resource management field. He has worked for local and federal government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Chris has a Master’s degree in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom and he obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He is the Director of the Sustainable Pacific Program for Lynker Tech and manager of a Hawaii-based consulting group. Chris partners with ecoLOGIC on partner and stakeholder survey design and analyses.
Connect with Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tradewinds Project Services, Administrative Services
Kuulani M. Keohokalole, Organizational Development
Born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i, Ku‘ulani blends both her unique understanding of Hawai’i’s cultural context, history and place with her knowledge and experience in organizational development to help organizations achieve their goals. She brings a decade of experience in community and stakeholder engagement and advocacy work across the State of Hawai‘i and in New York City.
Founder of People Strategies Hawai‘i, LLC, Ku‘ulani is an experienced organizational development consultant, working in public, non-profit, and for-profit sectors, advising organizations on how to create functional, healthy, and engaging workplaces. She has demonstrated experience consulting leaders on real-time problems. Ku‘ulani is also a skilled training content creator, presenter and facilitator.