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Richard Wolfgramm

Steering Committee Member

Richard Wolfgramm is a co-founder of Mana Academy Charter School where he is currently the Vice Principal of the secondary campus. He previously served on the Mana Academy Board of Directors.


He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) where he has been instrumental in bringing high profile Pacific Island visual artists to Utah such as Samoan-Japanese artist, Yuki Kihara, and the Tatau: Marks of Polynesia exhibition. He recently joined the Board of Directors of the National Pacific-American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) where he was also a graduate in 2005. He is a member of the University of Utah IRB Board as an advocate for Pacific Islanders and vulnerable populations in medical research.


Richard has also worked as a newspaper publisher and editor, a radio show host and producer, and most recently, the host and creator of the podcast, Toki Ukamea: The Story of William Mariner.


Richard is passionate about community activism and advocating for social justice and equity for all people. He is active in various Pacific Islander community organizations in Utah.


His ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Tonga. He was born in Kahuku, Hawaii, USA, grew up in Vava’u, Tonga, before his family returned to the USA and settled in West Valley City, Utah.

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