Malama Pono

Mālama Pono is a program that allows PacWhale/PWF staff, kamaʻāina, and visitors to immerse themselves in Maui’s sacred ʻāina, culture, and community

Lahaina Wildfire Relief

After the fires that took place on Maui on August 8th, 2023 Pacific Whale Foundation took action to help those immediately impacted.

For Da Keiki

Partnered with our education specialists at Pacific Whale Foundation, our education and resource fair provide keiki (children) with the free opportunity to learn from organizations on Maui that work to protect Maui’s ecosystems.

Community Outreach:

The Outreach team is working tirelessly to serve the needs of the community impacted by the Maui fires. Our outreach coordinators are working directly with community leaders at distribution hubs around the island to understand their needs. Our mobile team sources, acquires and delivers requested supplies to community hubs on the west side. We have been volunteering at community hubs, delivering specific supplies needed at these hubs, and have been running our own distribution, ʻOhana Center. Our Outreach team is continually adjusting and pivoting our operations to meet community needs.


Our team

Susan Frett – Outreach Manager
Brianna Simon - Outreach Team Lead & Community Outreach Coordinator
Jess Hunsucker – Community Outreach Coordinator
Nicole Belknap – Education Specialist & Outreach Coordinator
Lauren Spencer – Education Specialist & Outreach Coordinator
Leiana Coloma-Nahooikaika – Education Specialist & Outreach Coordinator
JJ Freier – Conservation and Outreach Analyst
Kenz Perillo – Conservation and Outreach Biologist