The Hoapili Baker Foundation represents a responsibility towards future generations and the environment in the spirit of aloha-driven leadership which is the hallmark of modern nobility and Christian ethics. Our primary mission is to promote higher education among native Hawaiians in perpetuation of progressive King David Kalākaua’s Hawaiian Youths Abroad Program that was first legislated in 1880 by one of the Hoapili Baker Family’s ali’i ancestors, Robert Hoapili Baker I, a Prince who was the Royal aide-de-camp of his cousin, the king, and a Colonel in the Royal Hawaiian Army, who lived during the last sovereign dynasty of the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
To accomplish pre-eminent charitable acts and advance the educational development of the Hawaiian people. The Hoapili Baker Foundation endeavors to encourage the revitalization and awareness of the Hawaiian culture, and the promotion of higher educational and business opportunities in Hawai’i and abroad.
Ke Ali’i Georgette Baker Luppino,
Chairwoman and CEO, Honolulu, Hawaii
Ke ali’i Georgette Pua’ala Baker Luppino is the Chairwoman and CEO of the Hoapili Baker Foundation. She brings her 35+ years of business experience to the Foundation. She is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and studied Business at the University of Hawai’i. She worked for the University of Hawai’i Mānoa at both the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) and Institute for Astronomy (IfA), as well as for the City and County of Honolulu on Mayor Eileen R. Anderson’s cabinet.
Georgette Pua’ala most recently served as CEO of her late husband, Nobel Prize accredited astrophysicist, Dr. Gerard Luppino’s high-tech aerospace development company, GLScientific, Inc., working with NASA, the Mauna Kea observatories and other aerospace corporations worldwide.
After lettering as a four-year Varsity athlete at the Kamehameha Schools, ke ali’i Georgette Pua’ala played for the elite female soccer organization in Hawai’i, Womens International Soccer Association (WISA), played for the Institute for Astronomy’s co-ed softball team, was a member of the all-female Triathalon Team, Tri-Fitness Hawai’i, coached youth soccer, and served as a financial sponsor for the annual Na Wahine Races for several years.
Ke ali’i Georgette Pua’ala served as Executive Producer for the Hawai’i talent show, “So You Think You Can Dance Hawaii”. She was a business partner for luxury jewelry designer, Silverpaige Designs, and CEO for Asian Pacific Collection, a purveyor of Pacific and Asian jewelry, art and antiques, and is often consulted in person in Hawai’i by her global clients. With her expertise in international business marketing, Georgette Pua’ala was a core member of Honolulu-based high fashion asian couture company, Anne Namba Designs, whose clients include First Lady Hillary Clinton, soul-singer Aretha Franklin, socialite Ann Getty, multiple olympic gold medalist and world champion speedskater Apollo Ohno, and Ballet Hawai’i’s annual “The Nutcracker”, among others.
Ke ali’i Georgette Pua’ala continues to serve on several charitable Boards in Honolulu, including The Kamehameha Schools Ho’omana Oi’wi. One of her fondest memories is having been chosen to serve as Keiki Ali’i Wahine Aloha Princess in 1978 for Hawai’i’s annual Hawaiian cultural event, The Aloha Week Festivals.
Executive Director, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aloha kakou a nui loa! ‘O Sir Katakyie Robert Kakalia KR, GCO, KGCG ko’u inoa. No Waikiki, Oahu, mai wau. Noho wau I Waipahu, Oahu. After retiring from a fourteen-year career in Hawaii’s telecommunications industry Robert Kakalia pursued a journey of advising, and supporting n(N)ative Hawaiian, Domestic and International organizations that have gifted him with great satisfaction and joy through serving others. As our humble Director he looks forward to working with everyone answering the call to serve and perpetuate our peoples’ wellbeing, our language and our culture. Robert’s affiliations include:
Royal Order of Obeng II, Republic of Ghana – member Knight Grand Cross; International Pestalozzi Society, Switzerland – Goodwill Ambassador to Hawaii; Order of the Knights of Rizal Hawaii Chapter, Philippines – member Knight; Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog, Republic of Ghana, Deputy Vice Chancellor, member Knight Grand Cross; Hawaii Pan African Association, Hawaii – Hawaiian Affairs Liaison; Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children, Hawaii – Recruiter; Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 10276, Hawaii – Hospital Program Chair; Rural Education Assistance Project (REAP), Republic of Ghana – International Affairs Director; Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim, Republic of Ghana – Goodwill Consul to Oceania, Royal Vice Chancellor.
H.E. Keith Aweau,
CFO, Waimea, Hawaii
His Excellency Keith Samuel Aweau serves as the Chief Financial Officer for The Hoapili Baker Foundation. He also serves as Chief Steward in Hawai’i to the Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker.
H.E. Keith Aweau hails from Waimea, Hawai’i, and his Ali’i lineages are of the Houses of Mahi, Moana (kane), and Kamehameha, as he is a direct descendant of High Ali’i Ki’ilaweau, a direct ancestor of the ruling kings of the Kamehameha dynasty, Alexander ‘Iolani Liholiho (Kamehameha IV) and Lot Kapuāiwa (Kamehameha V). A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama class of 1978, he is a Senior Systems Analyst for the Hawai’i Department of Education (HIDOE), holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science, and an Associates degree in Architectural Drafting.
H.E. Keith Aweau is a current member of the Honolulu Elks Club, whose principles include charity, justice, fraternity, fidelity and service to the community through benevolent programs. He is an avid waterman, experienced golfer and a long-standing member of the Healani Canoe Club and formerly the Waikiki Yacht Club. H.E. Keith Aweau is ranked as a Master category paddler and has participated in both the Tinman Triathlon, and the Moloka’i Hoe (the World Championships of Canoe Paddling), for thirteen years.
Ke Ali’i Idony Punahele Hoapili,
Executive Director of International Relations,
Head of the Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker, Hawaii and International
Ke Ali’i Idony Punahele Hoapili is a linguist, polyvalent fine artist and film producer affiliated with the cinema industry since the age of seven and has a Masters degree in cinema related studies from the Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh). She has worked and carried out her advanced studies in three European countries after completing her Bachelor’s studies from Bryn Mawr College. A linguist speaking five languages, she is diligently ameliorating communicative skills in Spanish, Portuguese and Danish in service of the Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker and The Hoapili Baker Foundation.
After high school at La Pietra – Hawai’i School for Girls, ke ali’i Idony Punahele Hoapili took the initiative to study and work internationally, following in the footsteps and vision of her ancestors, King David Kalākaua and his cousin and royal aide-de-camp Prince Colonel Robert Hoapili Baker I, who promoted the significance of harnessing the benefits of education abroad and international perspectives for future leadership skills.
Sine 2001, ke ali’i Idony Punahele has been living between Hawai’i, the East Coast of the United States and Europe. Since 2021, she is working to develop international study abroad programs and corresponding scholarships for Native Hawaiians throughout Europe and Asia. Since October 2022, she has been integrated as a judge and partner of the Finisterra (Edge of the World) Film Art & Tourism Festival, an acclaimed international festival consortium. Aware that cinema is a reliable and impactful form of education, she seeks to divulge Hawaiian culture and royal history internationally through film and animation. Ke Ali’i Idony Punahele is organizing a Finisterra Film Festival in Hawai’i in Honolulu with the European members of the Foundation Board to help Native Hawaiian cineastes, entrepreneurs, scientist and artists have more opportunities for their work to be seen and proliferated internationally.
Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker,
Art Historian, Genealogist, Painter, Honolulu, Hawaii
Brook is an artist of his native Hawai’i, raised in Kahalu’u, O’ahu. His family roots run deep in the islands being a direct descendant of John Palmer Parker, founder of the Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawai’i. John Parker’s wife, Rachael Keli’ikipikānekaolohaka ‘Ohiakū was a great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great and his wife Kanekapolei. The majority of Brook’s art portrays the deep love and admiration he has for his ancestors. As a child, Brook was greatly influenced in the Arts by his father David, a gifted, self taught artist and painter, Hawaiian historian, genealogist and writer. As Brook grew older his father’s interest became his interest and with no formal art school training, his father’s library of Art books, Hawaiian history books and books of other interest became his teachers. As an artist, Brook has illustrated numerous childrens’ books for ‘Aha Punana Leo Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools. Other clients include The Hawai’i Convention Center, The Kahala Hotel, The Alohilani Hotel, The Four Seasons Hualalai, 29th Brigade Command Center Kapolei, Disney’s Aulani Hotel, Kamehameha Publishing, The University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Hilo, State of Hawai’i Board of Education, Conservation Council of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Maui, Hui Malama o Waimanalo and ongoing projects with the Pacific American Foundation to name a few.
For the first time a piece of Native Hawaiian art is hanging in the room where the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The Committee, which oversees legislation relating to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian groups, is chaired by Senator Daniel Akaka, the first U.S. Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry. The room’s walls feature art by American Indian and Alaska Native artists, but until now no work by a Native Hawaiian artist had been featured, according to the Hawaiian Way Fund, which worked with businesses and nonprofits to purchase the piece. The work, a painting by Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker entitled “Aha Ula,” was hung on Thursday, September 20, 2012, prior to a Committee meeting, and is on permanent loan to the Committee.
Brook has been married for over 29 years to the former Drena-Jo Kaua-koko’ipohaiapunināmoku Kalani and they are the proud parents of five children—two sons and three daughters—and a grandson. They currently reside in Kalihi, O’ahu.
Ke Ali’i David Scott I’i Baker,
Kala’okekoa Anthony Carnate-Albert,
Naval Command Federal Fire Department, Honolulu, Hawaii
Kala’okekoa is the great-grandson of Ke Ali’i George I’i, and grandson of CEO, Ke Ali’i Georgette Pua’ala.
Kala’okekoa was selecter as a young age of twenty for the competitive Naval Command Federal Fire Departmens at the Pearl Harbor Hickam Base. He is a member of the National Member Society Phi Beta Kappa, and the Hawai’i HCC Collegiate Academic Deans List.
Kala’okekoa holds a black belt, having studied the martial art of karate for fifteen years under a Japanese Olympic karate judge in Hawai’i, and is six-time karate tournament national champion.
An avid sportsmen and waterman, he was one of the youngest participants in the military’s Warrior Run, is an accomplished cyclist and surfer, and serves part-time as a lifeguard at Waimea Valley and as a private weight trainer. Kala’okekoa is a scholar of volcanology and was raised to appreciate and pursue advanced education and scientific research by his Royal grandmother and his late grandfather, Dr. Gerard Luppino, a celebrated astrophysicist, aerospace instrument designer and manufacturer, and Nobel Prize contributor.
Operations Manager, ‘Aha Pūnana Leo Inc., Hilo, Hawai’i
Janice Pualani Kuali’i-Kaho’ohanohano is the Operations Manager at ‘Aha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian Immersion School in Hilo on the island of Hawai’i.
Janice Pualani is the granddaughter of ke ali’i Elizabeth Lokai (Baker) Kuali’i. She has been dedicating her energy to the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo program for more than twenty years.
The ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, best known for the Language Nest Preschools, is the leading entity in Hawai’i and the United States for indigenous language revitalization.
In the past twenty years, the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo has moved the Hawaiian language from less than forty keiki (children) speakers to over 2,000 proficient keiki speakers.
‘Aha Pūnana Leo is committed to use of the Hawaiian language at all times—in ‘Aha Pūnana Leo programs, from preschools to graduate school, and from canoe sailing lessons to contemporary computerized offices.
Director, Ho’ākeolapono Trades Academy, Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawaii
Lawai’a Edward Naihe is the founder and the director of the Ho’ākeolapono Trades Academy in Anahola, Kaua’i and Hilo, Hawai’i.
Lawai’a is a grandson of ke ali’i Irene Kahalelaukoa (Baker) Naihe, one of the fifteen sibling na keiki ali’i (royal or ali’i children) from the marriage of ke ali’i Robert Hoapili Baker III and his wife, ke ali’i Bernicia Ka’iliponi Lane.
Andrea ‘Iwalani Kuali’i-Kaho’ohanohano,
Senior Specialist for Internal-Corporate Communications at Hawaiian Airlines; Digital Media Consultant, Honolulu, Hawaii
Andrea ‘Iwalani Kuali’i-Kaho’ohanohano is a Digital Media Consultant, and a former Senior Specialist for Internal Corporate Communications at Hawaiian Airlines. She currently works with the Hawai’i Board of Tourism.
‘Iwalani is the great-granddaughter of ke ali’i Elizabeth Lokai (Baker) Kuali’i. She attended Ke Kula ‘o Nāwahīokalaniʻōpu’u, a Hawaiian language immersion school instructing grades Kindergarten – 12 in Kea’au, Puna, on the island of Hawai’i, and is a completely fluent speaker of ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i (the Hawaiian translation for the Hawaiian Language).
After she pursued her studies in Journalism at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and Business at Argosy University in Honolulu, she began working at ʻŌiwi TV, a Hawaiian television channel which produces quality documentaries, news and multimedia pieces from a uniquely Hawaiian perspective and broadcasts in ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i.
H.E. Dr. Pedro-José Bartolomé Fuentes,
Attorney, Chancellor of The Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker, Spain
Dr. Pedro-José Bartolomé Fuentes is a Doctor of Law, and holds a Masters in Nobility and Premial Law, Heraldry and Genealogy. Dr. Pedro-José Bartolomé Fuentes is one of the most highly regarded notary lawyers in Spain, and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors of the illustrious Notarial College of Madrid, a member of the International Union of Latin Notaries, a member and Merit Medal recipient of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Madrid and a member of the Royal Society of St. George of England. He is a Knight of the Constantinian Order, Ordem de São Sebastião dita da Frecha, a Knight of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing, a Knight of The Royal House of Georgia and of the Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Castilla, among many other Knighthoods.
Dr. Pedro-José Bartolomé Fuentes operates out of Madrid, acting in close synchronization with the Head of the Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker.
Tourism Entrepreuneur, Instructor, Tahiti
Vaiana Jaime Tama is one of the Tahitian cousins of the Hoapili Baker ohana as her family origins are rooted in a powerful royal lineage of the Polynesian triangle between Hawai’i, the remote Tahitian island of Maupiti, and of the royal Tahitian lineage of Tamatoa. Vaiana, also known in the media as “Vai Jaimie”, is a polyvalent entrepreneur born in Aotearoa, New Zealand and raised in the French tropics of Tahiti. She is one of the main pioneers of Life Coaching and Human Potential development in French Polynesia. She is also a professional filmmaker and holds mutiple titles as a former “Reine de Beauté”, Polynesian Beauty Queen, during the years of 2001 – 2004 after a tenure as a professional dancer of the traditional Tahitian art of “Ori Tahiti”.
Having served seventeen years as a Consultant and Trainer certified in personal and professional skills development for the local Tourism Board in French Polynesia, Vaiana is fully responsible for the development of a program in Tahiti for implementing training for professional skills in the tourism and hospitality industry which received official recognition by the French State in 2007. She is passionate about relationships and service in the development of human potential in all its forms: creativity, skills, cognitive psychology, neurosciences, epi-genetics, work of the subconscious, reconnection to oneself, and spirituality.
In 2017 Vaiana created her Coaching and Mentoring business with personal transformation seminars and workshops, among others, which bring together several holistic programs of deep personal, professional and spiritual development in order to be able to better help others in a transparent and effective way by guiding them and by contributing to their expansion and their personal development.
As an experienced coach, mentor, and facilitator, Vaiana acts as a compelling catalyst of change, and is very passionate about creating authentic and lasting results in the lives of those she works with in Tahiti, Bali, England and other regions of the world where she extends her service through traveling seminars. Her expertise in human potential has allowed her to help thousands of people to successfully overcome their personal obstacles, achieve their personal and professional goals, and to improve their businesses.
H.E. Lord Alfredo Côrte-Real,
Officer-in-Chief of the Royal House of Hawai’i – Ka Hale Ali’i O Hoapili Baker, Portugal
Lord Alfredo Côrte-Real descends from the royal line of Afonso Henriques (First King of Portugal) and Egas Moniz (Royal Advisor to the First King of Portugal), as well as most of the kings from the line of the Second Royal Dynasty of Portugal. As such, he also descends from many kings of surrounding countries and their alliances through marriages that produced the most diverse European royal houses. Lord Alfredo also descends from famous historical figures of the Age of Exploration, navigators of the Côrte-Real dynastic family, and Nicolau Coelho. He is a Knight of a great many Orders, and presides over many charitable and altruistic institutions prioritizing cultural conservation work and the protection of patrimony and the natural environment for future generations. Lord Alfredo studied foreign languages and earned his degree from Oxford University. He initiated the Traditionalist Monarchist Action (AMT), an association whose objectives are to enable, structure and restore the monarchy in Portugal through legitimate and legal non-profit projects. Lord Alfredo collaborates as a sponsor for the Portuguese Military and Green Beret Paratroopers on missions assigned by NATO and the UN, and he also is a multiple First Place National Champion of the High Competition in Precision Shooting.