Rae DeCoito - Executive Director
With Rae DeCoitoʻs undergraduate degree in accounting, and an MBA, Rae has been able to streamline the organizations operational and financial systems. Rae’s well-rounded leadership skills focus on creating and implementing strategic plans that build relationships with the community, government leaders and funders while delivering impact. Rae brings more than 25 years experience in management including over 15 years at the senior executive level within the non-profit sector. Most recently in her position as Executive Director of a marine conservation, community based non-profit Malama Maunalua, in East Oahu. Rae has been able to share an integrated approach of traditional practices to build and mobilize local communities. In her previous position as Executive Director of Hawaii Maoli in Kapolei, Oahu, Rae was able to advocate the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs mission, goals and objectives within the governmental leadership, stakeholders and community. One of the projects managed under her leadership has been the $2.2 million restoration of Mauna`ala, The Royal Mausoleum, considered the most sacred site in Hawaii. The success of this project reflects her ability to manage federal, state, and local funding streams, as well as State, and City & County permitting requirements. Also vital to the success of this project was compliance with State and Federal 106 historic preservation requirements all administered within strict adherence to Hawaiian cultural protocol and sensitivity. Among Rae’s goals are to restore the community connection to Loko Ea fishpond, expand the educational programs and work with landowner Kamehameha Schools to revive Loko Ea to once again become a bountiful and thriving fishpond.
Please share your mana’o with Rae, call her at 808 637-3232 or email her at Rae@lokoea.org.