The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy
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Lauren S. Nahme
Vice President of Strategy and Transformation

Lauren Nahme was named vice president of Strategy and Innovation for Kamehameha Schools in April 2015.

Nahme’s primary kuleana is to ensure the successful implementation of KS’ Strategic Plan 2020. The plan envisions KS and its community collaborators working together to have a greater collective impact on Native Hawaiian learners.

She and her team are charged to monitor progress of the plan, and provide research and reporting support. They are responsible to provide a strategically aligned process and support for innovation, incubation and implementation support for the enterprise.

Since January of 2010, Nahme has served Kamehameha as director of Strategic Planning and Implementation providing direct support to the chief executive officer on strategic planning efforts.

Nahme began her KS career in 2006, serving for four years as the organization’s controller, responsible for financial and investment reporting, accounting operations, procurement and budget. Prior to joining Kamehameha, she was chief financial officer for the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Nahme holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Nahme dedicates herself to several community organizations. They include Touch-A-Heart — which funds training programs for disadvantaged adults and youth, and Lei Hoʻolaha Community Development Financial Institution — which supports community organizations and charter schools.