Noa Emmett Aluli lives on Moloka'i and is the Medical Executive Director of the Moloka'i General Hospital. He has had a family medical practice at the Moloka'i Family Health Center since 1976. Emmett founded Na Pu'uwai, Inc., a private non-profit charitable and educational corporation dedicated to the betterment of health conditions of Native Hawaiians. Emmett is a founding board member of Aha Hui o Na Kauka, the Native Hawaiian Physicians Association, and is an assistant medical professor at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Emmett is also chairperson of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission, a founding member of Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana, and co-founder of the Pele Defense Fund. He is a board member of the San Francisco based Tides Center, and Network.