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Staff

Administrative Team

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Ryan Catalani

Executive Director

Ryan has collaborated with communities across the Americas to galvanize solutions to critical social challenges. He joined Family Promise of Hawaiʻi as its Executive Director in 2022. He brings a deep passion for its mission, having previously worked at Family Promise of Northern New Castle County (Delaware) and served on the board of Family Promise of Hawaiʻi.

Born and raised in Kāneʻohe, Ryan was named one of Hawaiʻi’s “40 Under 40” by Pacific Business News. Prior to his current position at Family Promise of Hawaiʻi, he worked at Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network. He also serves on the boards of Pacific Gateway Center and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter.

ryan@familypromisehawaii.org | 808-466-4246

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Lama Chang

Director of Operations

Lama brings years of experience in organizational development and project management to the FPH team.  She is guided by her family motto: "I maikaʻi i ke kalo i ka ʻohā,” - we are all reflections of our elders, so we should strive to be our best. She lets her work reflect this belief.

(808) 466-4246

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Garrett Iha

Accounting Manager

Garrett joined us after he was set to retire but looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. He was already familiar with Family Promise as he had assisted with the mission through Nu'uanu Congregational Church for years. He now continues to serve the FPH mission by offering his expertise and 30 years of  experience in the financial sector.

(808) 466-4931

Program Team