Keolamaikalani Dean, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Position: Keolamaikalani Dean (he/him/kāne) is the Chief Executive Officer of the King Lunalilo Trust & Home.

Background Experience & Education: After graduating from the Kamehameha Schools, Keola obtained his B.A. from Harvard University, M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University, J.D. from Stanford Law School, and Master of Health Policy & Administration from Washington State University. He practiced public accounting and audit for five years and corporate and securities law for ten years. Most recently, he served for eight years as an executive in the Washington state Medicaid agency, focused on tribal and urban Indian physical and behavioral health care and long-term services and supports. Keola is licensed to practice law in Washington.

Fun Facts, Awards, & Other Unique Qualities: Keola is descended from two very different kahuna lines and enjoys singing and weaving haku lei.

Personal: Keola grew up in Nānākuli, where his mom and grandparents raised him. He is married with four grandchildren and two dogs.

Iwalani Kanoelehua Ah Quin

Administrator- Lunalilo Home

Position and Role: Iwalani Ah Quin is the Director of Adult Day Care and Activities. and Residential Kūpuna Activities. Her role is to develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of senior program services that support the mission of the organization. She also coordinates all volunteers and on and off-site cultural programs and special events.

Background Experience and Education: Iwalani is a graduate of University Laboratory School in Mānoa and has worked at Lunalilo Home since 1993 in increasingly responsible roles from data entry, office clerk, program coordinator when the Adult Day Care Center was first opened, to Interim Director in 2017 and then Director soon after.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Iwalani is Lunalilo Home’s longest standing employee with 27+ years caring for kupuna. She enjoys working with the kūpuna and says she learns new things from them every day.

Personal : Iwalani's mother grew up on Maunalua Bay before Hawaiʻi Kai was developed and she grew up in Kamilo Iki Valley. She believes in Lunalilo's mission and values and entrusted her father's care to the Home for several years before his passing. She currently lives in Kailua and considers Lunalilo her second home.

Sheri Richards, RN, MSN

Director of Nursing

Position and Role: Sheri Richards is the Director of Nursing–Sheri is responsible for the day to day care of the Kupuna and staff. As a member of the management team, Sheri manages the work efforts of the Nursing Services Department and oversees all clinical aspects of the care provided.

Background Experience and Education: Sheri has been in health care for more than 30 years. She began her nursing career in emergency medicine, followed by a decade in Hospice and Palliative Care. Sheri earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master of Science in Acute Care Adult Gerontology from Walden University. Sheri has been a volunteer member of the Hawaii Disaster Management Team for more than 15 years. DMAT provides humanitarian aid and care for those in need throughout Hawaii and the South Pacific. Sheri is also the volunteer Health & Safety officer for the non-profit Science Camps of America. She is a volunteer member of Kokua Mau’s-Speakers Bureau to advance open discussions on Advance Care Planning and end-of-life care.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Sheri has lived in Hawaii for most of her life. She does not like the cold and prefers the warm sun and tradewinds found in Hawaii nei. Her favorite color is pink. She won Navian Hospice’s Health Care Professional of the Year in 2021 and Adventist Health Castle’s first ever Professional Practice Award in 2017. Sheri has written articles for Windward Oahu News and has been a guest speaker at various hospice and palliative care events. Sheri has completed five Honolulu Marathons.

Personal: Sheri has been married for more than 40 years. She lives in Kane’ohe with her husband and their dog. They have two children and 5 Mo’opuna.

Jennifer Inouye

Chief Administrative Officer

Position and Role: Jennifer Inouye is the Director of Human Resources of the King Lunalilo Trust. With over 15 years of experience in human resource management, strategic planning, payroll, accounting, and employee relations, Jennifer Inouye leads the Trust’s human resource and development functions.

Background Experience and Education: Before she joined the Trust in 2022, Ms. Inouye led the human resource and accounting functions of several locally-owned companies. A graduate of Kaiser High School, she obtained her B.A. from University of Vermont and M.B.A. and Master of Human Resource Management from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Ms. Inouye is a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has her Certification as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Jennifer coaches youth soccer at all age levels, helping ʻōpio develop team work and goal setting skills.

Personal: Jennifer has two daughters and lives in east Honolulu.

Ian L. Heilbron, BBA

Administrator- Na Pua a Lunalilo Initiatives

Position and Role: Ian Heilbron is the Director of Finance. His main responsibilities are to maintain the daily operating functions of accounting and provide directors, the CEO, and board of trustees' financial guidance on the organization's operations. He is also tasked with maintaining the legal and regulatory compliance for all financial and reporting functions including audits as well as establishing department budgets, monitoring and analysis of those budgets and strategies to improve revenue and profitability. Ian also tracks, manages and administers the King William Charles Lunalilo Trust, including trustees' monthly commissions, resident subsidies, yearly tax forms and grant reports.

Background Experience and Education: Ian has been in non-profit accounting since 2009. He started his career in Seattle and was part of the rapid expansion of a corneal procurement organization, SightLife. After five years he moved back to Hawaiʻi and worked at Hale Kipa, Inc. for a year before landing at Lunalilo Home. Ian also works as an independent financial advisor to kūpuna and their families. He graduated from Saint Louis High School, and received his BS in Business Administration emphasizing Accounting from Seattle University.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Ian is versatile in many trades. He learned his handyman mentality growing up with his family who built or renovated homes while living in them. He recollects coming home from school and always having to wipe drywall dust off his desk. Attaining his real-estate license (inactive) at the age of 18, he appreciates architecture and hands-on projects. He is also Lunalilo Home’s resident problem-solver and IT technician.

Personal: Ian is a widower currently residing in Kailua where he grew up and loves visiting his grandmother on a weekly basis. He is a supporter of the Seattle Sounders and Manchester United football club.

Tammy Mahealani Smith

Director of Kitchens- Na Pua a Lunalilo Initiatives

Position and Role: Tammy Smith is the Director of Kitchens for The King Lunalilo Trust and Home and also oversees our expanding Meal Delivery Program. With our unique legacy in delivering culturally competent care to Hawaiian kūpuna and the broader Hawaiʻi senior community, Mrs. Smith’s role is to provide kūpuna with ʻāina based “Mea ʻAi Hawaiʻi,” on a daily basis, not only here at Lunalilo Home but also to kūpuna within the community.

Background Experience and Education: Tammy graduated from Kapiʻolani Community College’s famed Culinary Arts Program with a degree in Food Service. She is the second-generation owner of Hale Kealoha – ʻAi Pono which she has owned and operated since 1989. Currently her business is operated by her son who is the third generation owner/operator. Tammy also runs ‘Ai Pono School Lunches, currently serving 300 meals to Charter Schools. Her business experience has provided mea ‘ai for our Lāhui for the past 30 years.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Unique Qualities: Tammy is very active in her community of Koʻolaupoko. She is the President of Mailikukahi Aina Momona Academy, a traditional Hawaiian ʻāina based enrichment summer program serving keiki of Koʻolaupoko. She also volunteers in her community teaching ‘Ai Pono cooking classes.

Personal: Tammy is married to Mr. Danny Smith. Together they have 11 keiki and 14 moʻopuna. Her goal is to make sure that Hale Kealoha – ʻAi Pono will always be a kuleana that her family will carry on for generations to come.

Daryl-Jean Hau‘oli Keawe-Aiko

Business Office Manager- Na Pua a Lunalilo Initiatives

Position and Role: Hau‘oli Keawe-Aiko is Director of Purchasing and Inventory for The King Lunalilo Trust and Home, an Aliʻi organization founded by King William Charles Lunalilo. Her role is to provide administrative and human resources support as well as manages the cultivation, growth and stewardship of our constituent base. In addition to continuing Lunalilo Home's traditional annual benefit lū‘au, golf tournament, and Thanksgiving Imu events/fundraisers, she is tasked with creating new development strategies for impactful donor financial support.

Background, Experience and Education: Hau‘oli has always been in an administrative role and enjoys challenging herself, self-learning and excelling in various ways using her problem-solving skills and project management ability to improve efficiency. She found her calling in human resources a decade ago and most recently in health care in caring for kūpuna.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Unique Qualities: Hau‘oli's first love is hula and she has been dancing since the age of six years old...from her Aunty Bunny's garage, to Genoa Keawe‘s Hula Studio under Kumu Hula Huʻi Park, and punahele (favorite) of Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho. In 1976, she studied under Kumu Hula Ed Collier and, in 1979, she was asked to join the competition line of Kumu Hula Leilani Sharpe Mendez at the Merrie Monarch Festivals in Hilo. In 2000, she joined Hālau I Ka Wekiu under nā Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker & Lanakila Casupang. Although she retired from competition in 2009, Ms. Keawe-Aiko continues to breathe, “Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance, expressing everything we hear, see, smell, taste, touch and feel.” In 2012, she served as Executive Director and, in 2018, as Vice President for her grandmother's organization, The Genoa Keawe Foundation. She is a haumana (student) of Feather Master Paulette “Aunty Puʻu” Kahalepuna and continues to share this beautiful Hawaiian cultural art.

Personal: Hau‘oli's heart and soul is her two children, with her second moʻopuna (grandchild) on the way.

Emma Poulson Adolpho, BBM

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Position and Role: Emma Adolpho is the Director of Admissions and Marketing for the King Lunalilo Trust and Home, which entails overseeing the admissions and marketing. Her role is to help new families and kūpuna transition to life here at Lunalilo Home. She also reaches out to and involves the community with our Lunalilo Home.

Background Experience and Education: Emma is a graduate of Weber State University which a degree in marketing. She has worked in admissions for over a year and been a part of several marketing campaigns and promotions. She has also had roles in customer service for over six years.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Emma loves the outdoors. She is from Utah and loves hiking and the beach. She graduated with her degree with honors. She speaks 3 languages: Spanish, Papiamento and English. She loves being with and around people, that’s what makes her happiest.

Personal: Emma has a loving family that lives in Utah. She enjoys activities outdoors, movies and good food. In her free time she likes to paint and thrift shop.