Jan E. Hanohano Dill

Board Member

Jan Dill founded Partners in Development Foundation in 1997 to offer culturally-based approaches to build healthy and resilient families and communities. He has served as President and Chairman of the Board from January 12, 2001 through December 31, 2014 and continues to serve as President and Director.

Among other community involvement, Mr. Dill served as Vice President and President of the Board of Na Pua a Ke Ali‘i Pauahi and Chairman of the Governor’s Mayors’ Annual Hawai‘i Prayer Breakfast. He was Chair of the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Hawai‘i Board, and member of the Steering Committee for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hokule‘a Voyage, and Volunteer Corps of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center.

Since 1997, Mr. Dill has also been serving as President of Strategic Solutions, Inc. He served as Senior Advisor of the Massachusetts Foundation for Excellence in Marine Polymer Sciences, Inc. from 1997 to 2002.  Prior to Mr. Dill's position with Partners in Development Foundation, he was Vice President of the Pacific American Foundation (1998-2001), Partner and Project Director of Strategies Hawai‘i (1997-2001), Co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice President and Public Affairs Officer of The Oceanic Institute (1978-1997), Research Associate and Special Assistant to the President of the Tufts University (1977-1981), Director of Exchange Programs, Latin American Teaching Fellowship Program at Tufts University (1972-1977), Fulbright Fellow with the National University of Guatemala (1970-1972), and high school teacher and football coach at Punahou School (1966-1968).

Jan Dill was honored on October 12, 2016 with the Order of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Award by the Pauahi Foundation and Kamehameha Schools for his personal and professional contributions that have helped communities locally and abroad for nearly 50 years. Mr. Dill was awarded the Angels in Adoption Award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in 2015. He is a graduate of the Weinberg Fellows program, Class of 2013. Jan Dill was a Fulbright Fellow (1970-1972), received the Shell Oil Development Fellowship in 1970, is a member of Kappa Sigma Iota (National Spanish Language Honor Society), and he was recognized with the Distinguished Graduate Award from Kamehameha Schools (1978).

He received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree in economic development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, successfully completed oral exams for the doctoral course program from the same school, obtained a Master of Arts degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Philosophy from Beloit College in Wisconsin.