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.

Jennifer A. H. Inouye

Chief Operating Officer

Position and Role: Jennifer Inouye (she/her/wahine) is the Chief Operating Officer of the King Lunalilo Trust. With over 18 years of experience in human resource management, strategic planning, payroll, accounting, and employee relations, Jen leads the internal operations of King Lunalilo Trust and Lunalilo Home.

Background Experience and Education: Before she joined the Trust in 2022, Jen 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. Jen 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: Jen coaches youth soccer at all age levels, helping ʻōpio develop teamwork and goal setting skills. She currently serves on the Oahu League of Hawaii Youth Soccer Association Board.

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

Iwalani Kanoelehua Ah Quin

Administrator- Lunalilo Home

Position and Role: Iwalani Ah Quin (she/her/wahine) is the Administrator of Lunalilo Home programs, including residential and respite care and adult day services. As Administrator of Lunalilo Home, she leads the Lunalilo Home management team to deliver quality residential and respite care, adult day services, and meals-to-go to east Honolulu and the Waimānalo area.

Background Experience and Education: A graduate of the University Laboratory School in Mānoa, Iwalani has worked at Lunalilo Home since 1993. The longest tenure employee of the King Lunalilo Trust, she served in nearly every department at Lunalilo Home before she became Director of the Adult Day Center in 2017 and then Administrator of the Lunalilo Home in 2023.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Iwalani grew up close to Lunalilo Home, in Kamilo Iki Valley. She really enjoys working with the kūpuna and says she learns new things from them every day.

Personal : Iwalani has long-standing ties to Lunalilo Home and the area. Her mother grew up on Maunalua Bay before Hawaiʻi Kai was developed. Her father was a resident of Lunalilo Home for several years before his passing.

Sheri Richards, RN, MSN

Director of Nursing

Position:  Sheri Richards (she/her/wahine) is the Director of Nursing for Lunalilo Home. As the DON of Lunalilo Home, she is responsible for the day to day care of the kūpuna. As a member of the Lunalilo Home 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 the speakers bureau for Kokua Mau, 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 Kaneʻohe with her husband and their dog. They have two keiki and five moʻopuna.

Ian L. Heilbron

Administrator- Nā Pua A Lunalilo Initiatives

Position and Role: Ian Heilbron (he/him/kāne) is the administrative leader of our expansion initiatives outside of Maunalua and later this year will become the Administrator of our new non-profit affiliate, Nā Pua A Lunalilo (which means the flowers or offspring of Lunalilo). As Administrator, he will lead all aspects of our expansion through the Nā Pua A Lunalilo management team.

Background Experience and Education: After graduating from St. Louis High School, Ian earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Seattle University. He started his career in accounting at a rapidly growing non-profit corneal procurement organization in Seattle. After five years he moved back to Hawaiʻi and worked in accounting at a youth services non-profit . He became the King Lunalilo Trust as Finance Director in 2016 and then the Administrator of Nā Pua A Lunalilo in 2023.

Fun Facts, Awards, and Other Unique Qualities: Ian loves working with his hands. While growing up with his family, he helped build or renovate many homes. Coming home from school, he regularly wiped drywall dust off his desk. He obtained his real-estate license (inactive) at the age of 18, and he still appreciates architecture and hands-on projects.

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.

Emma Adolpho

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Position and Role: Emma Adolpho (she/her/wahine) is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the King Lunalilo Trust. In this role, she helps the CEO with various special projects and assignments, including cultivating our relationships with donors and the community.

Background Experience and Education: Emma earned her B.S. in Marketing from Weber State University. She worked in nursing home admissions, marketing, and customer service for over six years before joining the King Lunalilo Trust. In 2021, she joined the King Lunalilo Trust as Admissions Manager of Lunalilo Home, and, in 2023, she became Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.

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 three languages: Spanish, Papiamento and English. She loves being with and around people; that’s what makes her happiest.

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