Ke Kauhuhu (Vice President)
Billy Kahalepuna Richards has held management positions in both the public and private sector, primarily in the field of aquaculture. He currently serves as the Director of Communications for Partners in Development Foundation, a public non-profit company that serves the Native Hawaiian community through social, environmental, and educational programs. Mr. Richards has been involved with Hawai‘i’s voyaging community since 1975 and has sailed aboard the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a, Hawai‘iloa, Makali‘i, and Hōkūalaka‘i. He presently sits as President of the Friends of Hōkūle‘a & Hawai‘iloa and Co-chair of the voyaging community collaborative ‘Ohana Wa‘a.