Matthew Nagato

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


Matthew Nagato joined Stupski Foundation as its communications manager in 2022. In this new role, he implements thoughtful, innovative, and dynamic strategies that honor the work of the Foundation and all of its stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on storytelling that respects the diverse cultures and voices of communities in the Bay Area and his home state of Hawai‘i.

Born and raised in rural Waimānalo on the island of O‘ahu, he witnessed firsthand the inequities at the heart of our collective social challenges, and those experiences directly influenced his work on the documentary “Ola – Health Is Everything,” which Matthew wrote and directed in 2013. The film, which he describes as his love letter to Hawai‘i, remains his personal call to action for creating a more just, equitable world.