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2019 `Ō`Ō AWARD HONOREES

Elliot Mills

Elliot Mills is Vice President, Hotel Operations for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. In his current role, Elliot oversees all operations for three Disney properties in Anaheim, California, as well as Aulani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. Elliot began his Disney career in 2010 as an integral leader in the opening of Aulani Resort, helping to develop the culture and values in which Aulani Resort Cast Members thrive. Aulani Resort flourished under Elliot’s steadfast leadership, receiving several prestigious industry awards including the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Hotels and Resorts for Families, and Conde Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice award for Top Resorts in Hawai‘i. Elliot is a true pillar in the Hawai‘i travel industry, having worked in resort management for more than 25 years. Elliot gives back to the Hawai‘i community through service as a board member for Hawai‘i Pacific Health, HMSA, Kapi‘olani Women and Children’s Hospital, Hawai‘i Visitor’s and Convention Bureau and Hawai‘i Community Foundation. In 2017, Elliot was appointed to Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.

Na Leo Pilimehana

Na Leo Pilimehana, which means the “voices blending together in warmth” is the most popular, most award-winning and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the world. Na Leo, also known as Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales, have been performing together for over 30 years. They had their first hit as high school seniors in 1984 with their original song “Local Boys,” and put out their first hit album later that same year. Over the course of their career, they started their own record label, signed with Sony Music in 1996, released 24 CDs, and won 22 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Na Leo owns 100% of their sound recordings and music production copyrights, something few, if any, Hawaiian artists have been able to accomplish.

In addition to their musical accomplishments, the ladies of Na Leo are also active in the community through volunteer work, service on the boards of numerous community groups and donation of time, resources and CDs to various charitable organizations. Na Leo also spends a significant amount of time mentoring Native Hawaiian individuals and businesses in the music industry.

Angela Pratt MD

Angela Pratt, M.D. is Chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and is the first Native Hawaiian and first female to hold this esteemed position. Dr. Pratt has a well-established and successful OB-GYN practice where she manages the health of women, delivers babies and performs gynecologic surgery. In addition, Dr. Pratt is the co-founder of Hawaii Beauty and Wellness Center and is the Clinical Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is consistently selected by her peers and listed as one of Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii. In 2016, Dr. Pratt was the recipient of the Susan G. Komen Award and was the Honorary Chair for the 2018 Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure. In 2017, Dr. Pratt created the Angela Pratt Endowment through the University of Hawaii Foundation for the purpose of supporting the development of OB-GYN resident training on the neighbor islands, research in Native Hawaiian women’s health, and professional development of faculty, residents and fellows.

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