Kalani Motta

Unit 13 Director


Why are you running for office?

To bring people together through common sense and collaboration. To rehabilitate Unit 13s image throughout the entirety of HGEA.

What are your goals?

To strengthen HGEA through increased member participation.

To defend union rights.

To build capacity at all levels throughout HGEA.


  • Grew up and lives in Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Working as a Social Worker for the Child Welfare Services for 25 years.
  • Unit 13 Hawaii Island Chair 2015-2017.
  • Unit 13 Hawaii Island Chair 2017-2019.
  • Unit 13 Negotiations Team 2011-2015.
  • Unit 13 Negotiations Team 2015-2017.
  • Unit 13 Negotiations Team 2017-2019.