POSTED: 7:58 p.m. HST, Jan 19, 2012
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has named its research director, Kamanaopono Crabbe, to be its new chief executive officer.
Crabbe joined the agency from the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, where he was a licensed psychologist and the director of training.
The 48-year-old is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii.
Crabbe will succeed Clyde Namuo, who retired last month after serving as CEO for 10 years.
OHA's Board of Trustees made the appointment Thursday.
An agency press release says Crabbe has long served the community in the areas of clinical psychology, family therapy, and Native Hawaiian health research.