Lisa Hinano Rey
Lisa Hinano Rey learned about CCH while working as a policy advocate with Marjorie Ziegler on the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii from 2008 to 2018. She began as a volunteer with CCH and joined the board of directors in 2017. Hinano holds a M.S in Sustainable Management and a B.S. in Natural Resource and Environmental Management with a focus on policy and cultural resource management. As a child, she attended Kaneohe Elementary and King Intermediate, then completed high school in San Francisco. She returned home to Oahu to raise her daughters, who are alumnae of UH Manoa.
Hinano is interested in sustainable land use in island settings, watershed management, integrated environmental management, culturally responsive natural resource management, carbon sequestration, tropical agroforestry and native tropical dryland reforestation. She is particularly influenced by her time living on traditionally managed farmlands on Tahiti island, Moorea and Raiatea in French Polynesia, where she learned to care for the land from her Tahitian elders.