- Associate SpecialistHui ʻĀina Momona Program, UH Mānoa
Dr. Gregory Chun is leading the community engagement efforts for the ‘Ike Wai project and is a member of the ʻIke Wai Leadership team. He will be guiding the project’s communication and engagement with policy makers, planners, and the broader community help the ‘Ike Wai project successfully integrate the issues of importance to local Hawaiian communities into its research efforts.
Dr. Chun received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and received both his master’s degree in psychology and Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He continues to work closely with the University of Hawaiʻi as a member of the faculty, developing programs for resource management and community development, with a particular focus on serving Native Hawaiians and underserved communities. Dr. Chun currently serves on several executive committees, including the Hawaiʻi Leeward Planning Conference and the Hawaiʻi Island Economic Board, which he had previously chaired, and as director for the Mauna Kea Management Board at UH Hilo. In the past, he was a vice president at Kamehameha Schools, overseeing the Keauhou-Kahaluʻu education group. Dr. Chun had also previously served as the president of Bishop Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of Kamehameha Schools, as well as the executive vice president and secretary of Parker Ranch, Inc.