International Conference Opening Keynote: Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe
Chief Executive Officer
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Dr Kamana'opono M. Crabbe was named Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Jan. 19, 2012. His appointment took effect March 16, 2012. As CEO, his priorities include restoring OHA’s integrity in the Native Hawaiian community. He is also focused on nurturing a sense of commitment to empowering Hawaiians and strengthening Hawaii. Dr Crabbe was selected from OHA's executive team, where he had been Research Director since November 2009, gathering evidence needed to make sound decisions that allowed the organization to engage policymakers in its work, create public awareness and build community support. Before Joining OHA, he was Director of Psychology Training at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center. Prior to that, he was the Program Administrator for the Institute for Family Enrichment. Dr Crabbe has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was also a psychology major at the University of Hawaii. He is a Moanalua Valley resident whose hobbies include surfing, canoeing and voyaging.