Insight, strategy & engagement

Strengthening community through collaboration.


We are in the business of community. We believe in people and our inherent responsibility to our loved ones, neighbors and place – finding common ground through our shared values to drive change together.

Our goal is to be a trusted partner, providing strategy and implementation support for your projects. Whether your organization is considering a shift, or actively engaged in a major overhaul, we work with our clients to build customized solutions for long-term, sustainable success.

  • Change management
  • Organizational Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications & Strategy
  • Capacity Building


“Karey’s true love for Hawaii shows up in her ability to listen to community voices, her creative problem solving, and her unparalleled work ethic.”

Andrew Aoki, Founder
Islander Institute


Karey Kapoi, Founder/Lead Strategist

Karey has had extensive experience working with organizations and campaigns to develop community-focused programs that improve health, awareness and quality of life for our residents. Karey has supported industry leaders through transition and change, with previous experience as the Transportation Lead for APEC, Chief Communications Officer for Maui Region and most recently the Neighbor Island Regional Director for HMSA, facilitating in-community partnerships for improved health and well-being.

Kanoa Leahey, Communications Director

Kanoa has been a fixture in the Hawaii broadcasting scene for over two decades. He currently serves as the primary television play-by-play voice for University of Hawaii sports, and regularly appears as an announcer for nationally-televised college basketball and football events on ESPN and CBS Sports Network. Kanoa leads the KKL team in messaging, communication and political engagement.

Tootsie Namua-Davis, Operations Manager

Tootsie is a long-time entrepreneur and restauranteur, recently turning in her chef’s hat to support the team at KKL to build a business that empowers families, keiki and kūpuna. With a background in financial management and accounting, Tootsie oversees operations, event logistics, billing and outreach.


With limited time and capacity of in-house staff and leadership, allow Karey Kapoi LLC to provide the support and partnership your team needs to achieve the goals you aspire to.


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We’d love to hear from you! Contact us here through our contact form, or call 808-870-5171.