John A. Hau'oli Tomoso (Hawai'i)
2016 Maui SBW ► MC | Host

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John Hau'oli Tomoso, a 1971 Graduate of St. Anthony Jr-Sr. High School in Wailuku, Hauoli earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975. He earned his M.S.W. from the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1977. He became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) in 1981. He has been a Licensed Social Worker in Hawai’i since 1995. In 1981, he was awarded a teaching and research fellowship in Public Administration at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he won the John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 1983. Since 1976, he has practiced as a Social Worker in various public, private and non-profit sector settings and methods. His most recently acquired practice modalities are in public and community health and resource development. He has maintained a private practice since 1985. He retired from public service, after 26 years in government, as the Maui County Executive on Aging in 2008. He has been appointed to serve on several State and County Commissions, including the Hawaiian Homes Commission from 1995 to 2003. He was appointed by Gov. Abercrombie to serve on the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs in 2012. In 2009, he became a member of the inaugural class of the California/ Hawai’i Public Health Leadership Institute. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. He is an Ali’i in the 7th Degree of the Royal Order of Kamehameha the First and from 2006 through 2015, he served as the appointed Kahuna Pule O Kahekili (Chaplain). A baptized and confirmed Christian, he was accepted as a Postulant for Holy Orders by the 5th Bishop of Hawai’i, Robert L. Kealiikoaokeakua Fitzpatrick, on Sept. 8, 2012. He was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in the Episcopal Church on Oct. 23, 2015, with ordination to the Priesthood to take place sometime after the completion of his minimum 6 months of Canonical Diaconate in 2016. He completed theological studies in the Diocesan Local Formation for Ordination to the Priesthood Program, Waiolaihui’ia on Dec. 6, 2015. Since November of 2015, he has been a member of the Chaplaincy Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center, under Pacific Health Ministry. Married to Susan D. Tomoso (nee Brabeck) since July 9, 1977, together they raised two children; John Richard Kananikapohaikealoha and Elizabeth Rose Kapualeilanionaalii, and now have three grandchildren; Surinne Rose Henoheapualeiokaminoakanei, Jaiden Elijah Kamakanamohalamaiakeakua and Jaxon Elliot Pomaikaikamahaoakeakua.