We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Board President, Jamie Muskopf, DSW, and extend a warm welcome as she steps into this important leadership role within Hoʻōla Veteran Services 501(c)(3), d.b.a. Hoʻōla Farms!
Jamie Muskopf was born in Honolulu and raised in Kāne’ohe, Hawai’i and Burbank, California. She is the proud mother of 3 children and wife of Commander Brad Muskopf, USN, who recently took command of the ballistic missile submarine USS NEBRASKA (Gold) in Bangor, Washington.
Dr. Muskopf is the Director for Programs and Projects in Technical Assistance, Learning, and Knowledge Management at Lux Consulting Group and has worked for more than 20 years in project leadership and knowledge strategy roles for organizations like Nike, Microsoft, the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy.
She is on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies where she teaches the capstone course for the Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy Program of which she is also a graduate. Dr. Muskopf previously earned a Master of Science in Information Systems from Hawai’i Pacific University and earned her doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California where her capstone focused on eradicating social isolation to reduce active duty military suicide.
Message from Jamie:
“I am honored to have been nominated by the Emmons to serve as President of the Board of Directors for Ho’ola Veteran Services. What they have built along with the incredible team at Ho’ola is nothing short of beautiful and impactful, not only for Hawai’i island’s 15,000 veterans, but for the entire local community.
As Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, I believe our ‘aina is not something to be used simply as we please. What we take from it, we must give back many times over for the benefit of the community. It is important to me that everyone who is part of this veteran services organization understand the significance of this giving back as a means of healing what remains a difficult relationship between the military and the Indigenous people of Hawai’i. That Ho’ola Farms accepts this as part of our kuleana (responsibility) is foundational to the good work that will only be amplified by its expansion and growth. I am so excited for all that is to come.”