The Krause Family Foundation: ‘Alana Ke Aloha is a public, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 27-1531421) registered (01/21/2010) in the State of Hawai‘i with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA).

Suzanne Krause Langford, President

Suzanne Langford is president of the Krause Family Foundation.  She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and Literacy, and her areas of expertise include reading and writing disability and remediation, vocabulary, comprehension, children's and young adults' literature, and poetry.  She is passionate about literary and educational experiences that contribute to enlightened decisions about language, literacy, and life.  She has over twenty years of experience as a professor, teacher, writer, researcher, editor, and artist.  She and her husband Rich have a home in Hawaii and are restoring a 19th century settlement farm house on the north coast of California where she enjoys her heirloom garden, art, friends, and life.

Patrick Stuart, Chair, Board of Directors

Patrick graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa and later completed his Master of Business and Master of Arts, Human Resource Management from Hawaii Pacific University, while working at Northwest Airlines.. In 1999, Patrick joined Prince Resorts Hawaii, Mauna Kea Resort, as Associate Human Resources Manager.   In 2002, he was a Human Resources Manager for Remedy Intelligent Staffing, a full service staffing company, in which he focused on recruitment, placement, benefits, employee relations and employee development. Since 2007, Patrick has guided, advised and inspired students and alumni on career options for the Shidler College of Business at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  As the Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Development within the Office of Internships & Career Development, his current focus supports students in building their foundations through internships and ultimately placement in top local, national, and international companies.

Brian Hawkins, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Brian is a CPA with an emphasis in taxation and motor fuel tax.  In addition to working with individuals and businesses, he also assists several small not-for-profits.  He has an undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University and a graduate degree from Xavier University.  Prior to trading in the farm fields and great lakes of the Mid-West for the life in a small CPA firm and the beaches of Hawaii, he was a Naval Cryptologic Officer and taught college level accounting. 

Cheri Souza, Member, Board of Directors

Cheri was born and raised on Oahu and is a proud product of Hawaii’s public school system. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Education and Doctorate in Education from University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Cheri Souza has worked for the University of Hawaii system for over ten years.  Most recently as a counselor in the Health Sciences and Emergency Medical Services Department and advisor to the Board of Student Publications at Kapi’olani Community College.  After a career in journalism and the private sector, she transitioned into higher education where she has worked at undergraduate, graduate, community college, private, and public institutions.

Ann Diver-Stamnes, Executive Vice President

Annie retired from her career as professor at Humboldt State University in  2013.  Her doctorate is in Educational Psychology.  Earlier in her career, she taught high school English in rural Oregon, suburban Southern California, and the inner-city in the Watts community in Los Angeles where she also ran  peer counseling and cross-age tutoring programs.   She has published four books as well as academic articles; is a  researcher and  webmaster; co-hosts the radio show Chronologically Gifted: Conversations on Life after 50, for which she also serves as engineer and editor; and has her professional chocolatier certificate.  Being retired from the university gives her much more time to spend with her husband Stephen and to backpack.