The will and codicil of King Lunalilo charges the justices of the Supreme Court of Hawai’i to nominate and appoint three trustees to serve the William Charles Lunalilo Trust Estate.

The first trustees were appointed on March 16, 1877 and were Sanford B. Dole, E. O. Hall, and John Mott-Smith. Twenty-three persons have subsequently served as trustees.

Presently, Lunalilo Trust is led by two trustees – until such time as a third person is appointed by the State of Hawaii’s Probate Court as successor to Stanley Hong.  The trustees are joined by the executive and administrative team and the dedicated staff in serving kupuna.

See here for a list of past trustees.


Kamani B. Kualā‘au

May_111rtKamani B. Kualā‘au is a senior vice president at Atalanta Sosnoff Capital, LLC, a New York asset management firm. His career includes serving as a vice president at Bank of Hawaii overseeing the bond department and managing institutional client relationships for investment, trust and custody services. He also previously worked at Public Financial Management, a financial advisory and investment management firm for state and local governments across the country.

Mr. Kualā‘au was raised in Lahaina, Maui, and his appreciation for kūpuna stems heavily from the love and care shown to him by his Nana, Clara G. Babyack. He first enrolled at Kamehameha Schools as a seventh grade boarding student. He remembers learning about Lunalilo Home when invited with fellow boarders to sing Christmas carols to kūpuna at the Home. As a high school student, Mr. Kualā‘au was appointed by Sen. Daniel K. Akaka as a U.S. Senate Page in Washington, D.C. After his service in Washington, Mr. Kualā‘au returned to Kamehameha Schools, was elected student body president, and graduated with honors in 1997. He graduated with a degree in sociology from Princeton University in 2001.

Mr. Kualā‘au was appointed as a trustee of the King William Charles Lunalilo Trust Estate in 2008. Beyond his service to Lunalilo Home, he volunteers with Aloha United Way and Nā Pua No‘eau.

Harvey H. McInerny, Jr.

May_118Harvey H. McInerny Jr. is president and CEO of McInerny Financial Group, a Native Hawaiian-owned investment brokerage offering a full spectrum of services including portfolio management, retirement and estate planning and tax strategies to businesses, foundations and individuals. A registered securities broker since 1987, Mr. McInerny previously served as First Vice President at Prudential Securities, where he helped oversee $500 million in Taft-Hartley funds and worked closely with various labor union funds on crafting investment policy statements, guidelines and objectives. Additionally, he helped their officers determine asset allocation models, conducted manager searches, and reported results to employers and funds trustees.

Mr. McInerny was appointed as a trustee of the King William Charles Lunalilo Trust Estate in 2008. He is active in the community and is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i and was previously the chairman of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund.

Mr. McInerny attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently the head coach for the boys track and field program at Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama, his alma mater. Mr. McInerny and his wife, Deborah, reside in Kahalu‘u on O‘ahu and are the proud parents of two daughters.

Diane S.L. Paloma, PhD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Diane Paloma CEO

Diane Paloma is the Chief Executive Officer for The King Lunalilo Trust and Home.  An Ali‘i organization founded by King William Charles Lunalilo, its mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King William Charles Lunalilo to honor, tend to, and protect the well-being of kupuna (elders).  The Trust includes an investment portfolio and an Adult Residential Care Home.

Diane has been in health and healthcare since 1995 and was able to combine her passion for Native Hawaiian culture with the health and medical fields. She has spent time working for a private physician, Hawaii Medical Services Association (the Hawaii Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association), the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is the former Director of Native Hawaiian Health at The Queen’s Health Systems. She is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, received her BS in Physiological Science, MBA, and completed her PhD in Healthcare Administration.

Diane has also achieved the rank of ‘ōlapa in her halau going through a formal ‘ūniki process. She is married to Jason Paloma and has three daughters. Her Hawaiian ‘ohana hails from Ke‘anae, Maui and Laupāhoehoe, Hawai‘i.

Management Team

Iwalani Ah Quin – Director of Adult Day Care and Senior Activities

Ian Heilbron – Director of Finance

Hau’oli Keawe-Aiko – Office and Development Manager

Leticia Manning – Director of Dietary and Support Services

Michael Warren, R.N., B.S.N., M.S. – Director of Nursing Services

Colleen Weir, M.S.W. – Director of Admissions & Community Relations