Diane S.L. Paloma, MBA, Ph.D.


Diane Paloma is the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The King William Charles Lunalilo Trust. As CEO she implements strategic initiatives that extend the reach and impact of Lunalilo Home's mission to support the well-being of kūpuna. Lunalilo Home's services include residential, respite and adult day care, hospice options, home-delivered meals and caregiver workshops. It admits those of Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian ancestry while maintaining its commitment to subsidize Hawaiians who are unable to pay for residence at its care home to the extent that finances permit.
A 1991 Kamehameha Schools graduate, she received her BS in Physiological Science from UCLA, MBA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and PhD in Healthcare Administration from Capella University. Diane has worked in the health field since 1995 and was able to combine her passion for Native Hawaiian culture with the health and medical fields. She has spent time working for a private physician, HMSA (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Affiliate for Hawai‘i), the John A. Burns School of Medicine and  as Director of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at The Queen’s Health Systems from 2006 to August 4, 2017. She is Vice President of Hui Mauli Ola: Cultural Health Practitioners Association. She is a member of Na Limahana O Lonopuhā (Native Hawaiian Health Consortium). Diane serves on the boards of the Asian-Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, Hui Mauli Ola; and is a member of ʻĀhahui Kaʻahumanu, the Bishop Museum Advisory Council., and Credit Committee of the Prince Kūhio Federal Credit Union.

Her Hawaiian ancestry hails from Ke‘anae, Maui and Laupāhoehoe, Hawai‘i. She dances and serves in the traditional hula hālau Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua. Diane is married to Jason Paloma; and they have three daughters.