The Bennett Team
Our team is dedicated to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We direct all our efforts towards closing gaps and ensuring that children and families are empowered to make social and behavioral changes in their daily lives.
Michael is co-founder, President, and Chairman of The Bennett Foundation. In 2014, he made a promise to implement a health plan for kids in Hawaii, and he did it--in a matter of three short months. Action-oriented and focused, Michael is determined to change the health game for underserved communities.
Pele is co-founder and Executive Director of The Bennett Foundation. Partnering with her husband, she saw the need in Hawaii and sought to address the health concerns of the communities there. When it comes to health, Pele believes in setting realistic expectations and participating as a family.
Tina is an operations specialist who has collaborated with nonprofits, private organizations, and government agencies to bring outreach services and health events to Hawaii's communities. Her goal is to engage, educate, influence, and promote members of the community in decisions related to achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors.
While working for Project Vision Hawaii, she attended a roundtable discussion at Hawaii’s State Capital where she met Michael Bennett. At the end of the discussion on improving the health of children in Hawaii, Mike leaned across the conference table and said, “We can do something.” Tina agreed to assist Mike in the inaugural OCEAN Fest in Hawaii in 2014 and has been a part of The Bennett Foundation since its inception, participating in planning events and relationship building with community stakeholders. As the Foundation's Director of Programs and Grants, she passionately advocates for and supports the Foundation’s mission.
Alika Jenner is The Bennett Foundation's official photographer. He is dedicated to shooting sports and sports related endeavors. His NFL photo credits include the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. Based in Seattle, Alika regularly covers the Seattle Sounders of the MLS as well as NCAA sports centered around the University of Washington. A willingness to travel has provided the opportunity to cover sports that include Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and AVP Volleyball Tour events.