Officers

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Toalei Mulitauaopele

Chairman

Education

  • High School: Cleveland High School (Seattle, WA)
  • College: University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (Seattle, WA)

Honors

  • Blue Chip All American (HS)
  • Standout Football Player for the UW Huskies

Current Career

  • Quality Control Officer for Pioneer Inc.
  • Coach for Little League “Seatac Sharks” (6 seasons)
  • Coach for Cleveland High School (1st season)
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Naomi Mulitauaopele Tagaleo’o, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Education

  • High School: Chief Sealth (Seattle, WA)
  • College: Stanford University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (Stanford, CA)
  • Graduate School: University of Phoenix, Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Renton, WA)

Honors

  • First Pacific Islander to graduate from Stanford University
  • First and only Pacific Islander to play professional women’s basketball (overseas and in the U.S.)
  • First-Round Draft Pick in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Stanford University Dean’s List, BA in Political Science, Master’s Degree in Business AdministrationAthletic Honors
  • Pac-10 All Star team member, Regional All-Star team member, 4 Pac-10 Championships, 3 NCAA Final Four Appearances

Current Career

  • Co-Owner of the Education with Purpose Success Academy
  • Alaska Airlines Reservations Division
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Owner of Publishing with Purpose, LLC

Personal Life

  • Retired Professional Basketball Player (U.S., Turkey, Korea and Spain)
  • Wife of a wonderful husband and mother of an inspiring son.
  • Home schools son, Solomona Jr.

“Faith without works is dead.” – James 2:17

– Life Motto

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Dawn Reed, MBA

Academic Advisor (Pierce College TRIO Director)

Education

  • High School: Chief Sealth (Seattle, WA)
  • College: University of Alaska Fairbanks, BSW (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Graduate School: University of Phoenix, Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Tacoma, WA)

Honors

  • Academic Honors: BSW, Honor Roll; MBA Magna Cum Laude
  • Athletic Honors: NCAA Championships (Division II); American Samoa National Team, Women’s Basketball – Silver Medal

Current Career

  • Director of TRiO, Student Support Services for Pierce College
  • Co-Founder of the Education with Purpose Success Academy
  • Owner of I AM Victorious! Education Consultation & Training Services

Personal Life

  • Wife and Mother of 2 beautiful daughters and 1 son

“Follow your dreams and listen to your heart…it always knows the way.”

– Life Motto

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Margaret Su’a

Board Treasurer

Board Duties

  • Keeps record of all Foundation Finances
  • Provides financial reports to the Chairman and Board
  • Works with Committees to ensure Budget guidelines are met and followed
  • Helps organize and setup for special events

Why Margaret has chosen to serve with the EDWPF

“I chose this foundation because I’m passionate about the education of our Pacific Islander youth. I also want to do all that I can to provide young adults with resources and guidance so that they may strive for a successful future! The EDWPF has given me the opportunity to accomplish these goals.”

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Omni Aperila Atanoa

Executive Directors' Administrative Assistant

Board Duties

  • Keeps minutes for all Board of Directors Meetings
  • Contacts Members and Community Leaders regarding Foundation events and programs
  • Provides administrative assistance for Executive Directors
  • Helps organize and setup for special events

Why Omni has chosen to serve with the EDWPF

“I chose this foundation because I enjoy learning all about how the organization works and what it does to help our people. My goal is to do all that I can to contribute to the success of the foundation and to make my family and community proud.”