Inkinen is assisting Lunalilo Home with their search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Thank you for your interest – the search is now closed, and the position has been filled. 


Founded more than 130 years ago, Lunalilo Home is a non-profit, Ali‘i trust of King William Charles Lunalilo, the sixth reigning monarch of Hawai’i. Lunalilo Home’s vision is to be a nurturing and vibrant kauhale for all kūpuna. In fulfillment of the trust, the mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King Lunalilo, to honor, tend to, and protect the well-being of elders.

In 2015, the Trustees of the Board of Lunalilo Home embarked on a bold strategic planning process to seek out new ways for the Trust and Home to reach substantially more disadvantaged Native Hawaiians kūpuna with quality services and programs to improve their well-being. The Board held 21 strategic planning meetings from October 2015 to February 2017 and the Kauhale Kūpuna Strategic Plan 2017-2027 was approved on January 29, 2018, by the Probate Court. Based on the socio-economic, health, and well-being landscape for our Native Hawaiian kūpuna, the Strategic Plan aims to achieve a new “Home” model for disadvantaged Hawaiian kūpuna as mandated by King Lunalilo and is a paradigmatic shift, after almost 150 years since the inception of the Trust, to reach more kūpuna, with quality care, services, and accommodations. This approach encompasses the importance of a wide range of components from the origins of Lunalilo Home (to provide housing and care for indigent Native Hawaiian kūpuna) to expand into and impact a wider network of kūpuna in their homes and communities.


The Search Committee seeks a leader with the commitment and ability to perpetuate King William Charles Lunalilo’s vision and legacy. The CEO will implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Trust; enable to Board of Trustees to fulfill its governance function; and provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of the Trust’s mission, strategic plan, policies, goals, and objectives set by the Board of Trustees.

The desirable qualities and characteristics should be of an inspiring collaborative leader that engages the talents of the team; leads by example; and encourages creativity and productive, high-quality work. Should have a recognized reputation of outstanding personal character with a genuine commitment for the well-being of Native Hawaiians, particularly kūpuna, and a deep understanding of the legacy of King Lunalilo and how these are manifested and implemented in the mission and the Kauhale Kupuna Strategic Plan of the Trust. They must embrace the core values that guide Lunalilo Trust: aloha, hōʻihi, laulima, mālama, hoʻomanawamui, lokomaikaʻi, and pono.

The CEO should have executive leadership; the ability to create a vision and chart a strategic direction that results in clear operational goals; a proven track record in establishing partnerships with nonprofit organizations; demonstrated success with fundraising; excellent communications skills; an understanding of public relations; and experience working effectively with a board of trustees or board of directors.

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