Kevin Kahakula’akea John Fong is a nationally recognized and respected cultural translator, facilitator, trainer, and speaker in transformative justice, leadership development and organizational design. Kevin has extensive experience in working with clients in the public and private sector, especially with diverse, multicultural/multi-lingual groups. His mission is to clarify purpose, align principles, and integrate systems to cultivate healthy and equitable organizations and communities.
Prior to founding Elemental Partners in 1995, Kevin spent five years in executive management at Macy’s CA and nine years as the founder and director of the Clinical HIV Program and Teen Clinic at Asian Health Services, a community health center in Oakland, CA. In addition, Kevin was awarded a three-year fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. During his assignments in East Africa, Brazil, Guatemala, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout the U.S., Kevin paid particular attention to the effects of globalization on families, neighborhoods, and villages from the context of community and citizen leadership.
In recent years, Kevin has been called to facilitate community healing circles around the country, including: St. Louis|Ferguson, Mo.; Flint, Mich.; Dallas, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Charleston, S.C.; Sacramento, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif., and throughout rural communities in Mississippi, New Mexico and Colorado.
Kevin is a faculty member of the UCSF Center for Health Professions, the University of Michigan National Leadership Academy. Kevin has served on the Leadership Council of Within our Lifetime, a national movement to end racism, and on the Board of Directors for YES! Magazine, a national solutions-journalism publication. A graduate of the University of California, Kevin resides in San Francisco with his husband and their two sons.