HIR is operated by the Kamehameha Schools and Social-Impact International.
Volunteer Coach services are provided by the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, and other passionate HIR Friends and Families.
Co-founders and Facilitators
Pia Chock is the New Ventures Manager at the Kamehameha Schools Land Assets Division.
Pia manages agriculture and renewable energy projects for the Land Assets Division (LAD). Through the legacy of its Founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, KS is endowed with 365,000 acres of land statewide, ninety-eight percent of which is in agriculture and conservation.
Prior to joining LAD, Pia was a management consultant for McKinsey in Shanghai.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Neil J. Kaho‘okele Hannahs directs the Land Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools which is responsible for a portfolio of 358,000 acres of agriculture and conservation lands in Hawai`i. These lands are deployed to promote a thriving land for a vibrant people by implementing strategies to steward natural resources, promote sustainability, develop rural economies and engage Hawaiian social enterprises in these opportunities.
Mr. Hannahs is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and received BA and MA degrees from Stanford University. He is active in community affairs, serving on the governance boards of Queen’s Health System, Queen’s Medical Center, Moloka`i General Hospital, Bishop Museum, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Wai`anae Community Re-Development Corporation, Hawaiʻi BioEnergy and Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.
He is also founder and co-director of the First Nations Futures Program in partnership with Stanford University, and serves on advisory boards for the U.S. Army Garrison Command, as well as the Richardson School of Law, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Sea Grant College of the University of Hawaiʻi.
Lisa L. Kahululani Kleissner is President and co-founder of the KL Felicitas Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that enable social entrepreneurs worldwide to develop and grow economically sustainable, scalable enterprises with high measurable social impact; and advocating the Foundation’s impact investing strategy.
She is co-founder and Board Chair of Toniic, a global impact investing platform; executive board member of The Philanthropy Workshop West, a donor education program; and co-founder of Social-Impact International.
Raised in Hawai‘i, Lisa is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa with a BArch in Environmental Design.
As Vice President of an architectural firm in Hawaii she worked in Asia and the Pacific Basin. She then held project management positions at Apple Computer and Borland and was the president of The Kleissner Group, a full service high-tech and bio-tech facility solution company serving start-ups in Silicon Valley.
Lisa writes, teaches and presents about impact investing globally.