OCH – Office of the Chair
Jobie Masagatani, Chair
The Office of the Chair manages the daily operations of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), sets guidance, and provides leadership support to all DHHL offices and divisions. Additionally, the office is responsible for supporting the Hawaiian Homes Commission.
The Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission is also the Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Chair has full charge of and responsibility for the administration and execution of all actions approved by the Commission. All orders and actions of the Commission are authenticated or signed by the Chair or the Deputy Chair. The Chair also signs all licenses, leases, loan contracts, contracts with other governmental agencies, and Commission resolutions.