Statement from OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey on the passing of former Board Chair Colette Machado


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of former OHA Board Chair Colette Machado on May 23, 2022. Colette proudly served the Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi communities for 24 years as a dedicated and committed trustee. She was a true mana wahine who spent her life in service to the Native Hawaiian community and she will be dearly missed. Although this is a sad time at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, we will continue the work that Colette so passionately undertook as a role model in serving Native Hawaiians. Our deepest condolences and aloha go out to Uncle Myron and the Machado ʻohana.