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Venus Kauʻiokawēkiu Rosete-Medeiros
President & CEO

Venus joined Hale Kipa as President & CEO on February 1, 2022. She has more than 35 years of experience serving youth and families in Hawai‘i, including work with nonprofit organizations, as well as private and public school systems. She previously served as Kamehameha Schools’ community strategist and regional director for Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, in which she oversaw community investments, public and private collaborations and Hawaiian cultural-based educational programs. She also founded and served as the executive director of the nonprofit organization Neighborhood Place on Maui from 2004-2011.

As an active child, family, community advocate and social justice leader, Venus has developed several community grassroots programs and initiatives. This includes the Kamalama Parenting Curriculum based on traditional Hawaiian values that is being facilitated by organizations throughout Hawaiʻi. She holds an MPA from Madison University in Gulfport, Miss. She was born and raised on Maui, and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama on O‘ahu.