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Mission Statement

With the spirit of aloha, we inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific island parks.

Who We Are

HPPA is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and to foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.

To accomplish this goal, HPPA:

  • Publishes and distributes educational books, guides and other materials;
  • Funds visitor center exhibits, park libraries, and museums;
  • Provides information assistance, sponsors free cultural demonstrations and festivals;
  • Supports conservation efforts such as the endangered nēnē recovery and hawksbill sea turtle projects.

Since its creation in 1933, the association has contributed over $20.2 million in direct aid and other support to the parks.

Mission Statement

With the spirit of aloha, we inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific island parks. We do this through sales, service, and support.

Who We Are

HPPA is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.

To accomplish this goal, HPPA publishes and distributes educational books, guides and other materials, funds visitor center exhibits and park libraries, provides information assistance, sponsors free cultural demonstrations and festivals, and helps support conservation efforts such as the endangered nēnē recovery and hawksbill sea turtle projects. Since its creation in 1933, the association has contributed over $18.5 million in direct aid and other support to the parks.

Support for the Parks

In 2016 we provided $2.1 million dollars in support to our six national park partners

STAFFING

PROGRAMS

RESEARCH

OTHER

Annual & Impact Reports

Hawaii Pacific Parks 2016 Impact Report
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association 2015 Impact Report
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association 2014 Impact Report
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association 2013 Annual Report
Hawaii Pacific Parks 2012 Impact Report
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association 2011 Impact Report
Our Team

HPPA’s staff members enhance the visitor experience and support our park partners. Frontline staff provide park interpretation, retail sales, orient and assist visitors, participate in workshops, and support NPS staff. Administrative staff manage operations, financial accountability, human resources, park programs, board support, community outreach, and develop sales items.

Executive DirectorMargot Griffith
Business DirectorMel Bohel
Operations ManagerToni Case
Creative Services DirectorKim Olsen
Haleakalā Area ManagerMary Cockett
West Hawaiʻi Area ManagerMichelle Augello
IT Systems AdministratorPaul Bieschke
Operations Asst. ManagerHoku Awong
Communications SpecialistJudy Edwards
Digital DesignerAlan Ohara
Associate BookkeeperMona Nelson
Office and MemembershipCarolynn Milner
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. P.O. Box 74 Hawaii National Park, 96718 HI

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