MIA OKINAGA, Vice President of Internal Audit
Mia Okinaga was named vice president of Internal Audit in January 2023.
The Kamehameha Schools Internal Audit Group reports to and is accountable for assisting the KS Board of Trustees in the effective execution of their fiduciary responsibilities. Through independent, objective assurance and consulting activities, the Internal Audit Group is designed to add value and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s risk management, internal control and governance processes.
As vice president, Okinaga brings to her role executive-level experience in evolving internal audit practices and delivering system-wide impacts across large, complex organizations.
Prior to joining the KS ‘ohana, Okinaga served as OhioHealth System's vice president of Internal Audit, a position she has held since 2017. Prior to OhioHealth, Mia served in similar roles at SCAN Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente in California.
Okinaga holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a master’s degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified public accountant in California and serves on the boards of Lifeline of Ohio, Directions for Youth & Families and the Central Ohio Institute of Internal Auditors.