Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider
Development Director, The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic
Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider is an Executive Consultant to nonprofits and businesses in the areas of development, financial management, grant writing, recruiting, long-term planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation, and project management. The common thread throughout her multifaceted career has been social justice. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she created a network of health promotoras (Community Health Advocates) so that women in rural villages could teach others how to prevent and treat disease, cook nutritious food and have confident conversations about health. Her time in the Dominican Republic peaked her interest in economic development, which led to a career as an international recruiter, during which she sourced teams for multimillion-dollar international projects focused on environmental and economic sustainability. In 2013, she decided to further her education in economics, so she completed her MBA in Paris. The following year she moved back to her childhood home of Hawaii to launch Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF), which she helped build to become Hawaii’s largest contemporary art festival. As the Executive Director (HBF), she was responsible for all daily operations of the nonprofit, including fundraising, financial oversight, recruiting and empowering a diverse staff, program monitoring and evaluation and project management. Katherine is an avid gardener, cook and an herbalist-in-training at the California School of Herbal Studies. She received her BA from University of Pennsylvania in Health and Societies (Public Health) and an MBA in Arts and Cultural Management from Paris School of Business/ Institut d’études supérieures des arts.