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Tiffinie Kakalia 

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Tiffnie Kakalia is a life-long resident of Moku o Keawe.  As a child of Hawaiʻi Kuauli, Tiffnie developed a deep passion for wahi kupuna which spiked her interest in understanding the wellness benefits it provides to Kānaka ‘Ōiwi.  Tiffnie has spent the last 25 years working in and for Hawaiian communities around her island home. Her extensive experience coordinating programs and events have mainly focused on building cultural capacity for Native Hawaiian keiki and ʻohana.  Tiffnie has spent the last 8 years working with the Department of Native Hawaiian Health to do the same for faculty and staff focused on cultural proficiency in the workplace.  Tiffnie is a mother of two and grandmother of four.  She enjoy spending time with ʻohana between family homes in Panaʻewa and Kealakehe. 

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