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Mel Resonable

As Director of People Operations, Mel serves and leads a team of talented HR professionals dedicated in supporting the amazing teammates of Lili’uokalani Trust (LT) in achieving its organizational Mission. 


Mel was born on the mainland and spent most of his life in sunny California. Moving from the beaches of Southern California to Oahu in 2016 has kept Mel’s lifelong dream of “living close to the water” a continued reality. Prior to Lili’uokalani Trust, Mel has worked in Human Resources across diverse industries such as technology, utilities, and interactive entertainment which has allowed him to gain a unique and valuable perspective on talent and the employee journey. He feels truly blessed to now dedicate his energy in helping to support LT’s Vision for Thriving Hawaiian Children. In his spare time, Mel is rejuvenated by staying active in sports, being outdoors, and spending quality time with his family.