Paʻa Pono Miloliʻi Inc. is run by dedicated staff who oversee the day to day operations.


Imaikalani Yeaman

Programs Administrator

Imaika Yeaman is a Miloliʻi resident with close cultural connections to the community for several generations. Imaika serves as the board president and executive director and is in charge of overall program strategic and organizational effectiveness. He also oversees the day to day effective management of PPMʻs grants and all project coordinators for the various cultural programs.


Kaimi Kaupiko

Programs Director

Kaimi Kaupiko is a Miloliʻi resident and field coordinator for the implementation of PPMʻs projects including administration, educational and cultural programs. He is the director of the Miloliʻi non-profit Kalanihale and is directly involved with the Kua O Ka Lā Miloliʻi Hipuʻu Charter School.


Leivallyn Grace Kaupu

Lead Program Instructor

Leivallyn Kaupu is a native of Miloliʻi, The Last Hawaiian Fishing Village, with genealogical ties to both the place and the people.  Leivallyn continues to be fundamentally involved with numerous educational programs around the state of Hawaiʻi, American Sāmoa and Micronesia with a focus on youth empowerment, resiliency, technology, education, and traditional Hawaiian cultural practices.  She is currently an Educational Assistant for Kua O Ka Lā PCS at the Miloliʻi Hīpuʻu Program and a Library Assistant for Alu Likeʻs Native Hawaiian Library program in Miloliʻi.  She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies.

She is a strong advocate for education and technology.  Her hopes are to continue the traditional practices of her native people and educate the future generations on the Hawaiian values of kuleana, aloha, laulima, haʻahaʻa, hōʻihi manaʻoʻiʻo, mālama ʻāina and hoʻohana.


Gail Garoutte

Accounting Specialist

Gail brings an in-depth knowledge and 20 years’ experience of non-profit accounting, grant and contract compliance, and managerial skills. She has helped many organizations establish their non-profit, tax exempt status and acquire funding. Most recently Gail helped the Miloli’i Emergency Response Team (MERT) gain this status and obtain funding for disaster, search and rescue equipment, and emergency medical supplies for the community.

Originally from Southern California, Gail moved to Miloli’i Hawaii in 2010 with her husband of 35 years, Bill. Together they are building their home in the community they fell in love with. When not working on the house, she spends time in and on the water, admiring all the ocean creatures.


Scott Atkinson

Grant Specialist

Scott Atkinson is a conservation and community management specialist who has over 15 years of experience designing and implementing complex conservation and community development projects. Scott has advanced skills in research, planning, writing, fundraising and facilitation. He is a technical adviser with the Coral Triangle Initiative of Conservation International and was a co-founder of sustainable conservation of the Community Conservation Network (CCN) in Honolulu. He holds a BS in anthropology and biology from Emory University and a MS in conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin. He is proficient in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia.