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Aaron Kibota 
Executive Director          
Janel Tai
Office Manager                (808) 550-3850
Rani ThornsburyAdministrative Assistant   (808) 839-1789
Virginia LordProject Coordinator          (808) 550-3852

Child Care Training(808) 833-6866
Gina Sayers
Training Program Specialist

Child Care Registry(808) 839-1791
Cindy (Cynthia) BallardProfessional Development Manager
Carol Wear
Registry Specialist II    (808) 550-3848
Vina Delima
Registry Specialist      (808) 839-1791

Oahu Trainers: To contact trainers, please email or call Oahu Coordinator
Janelle Akuna
Cindy (Cynthia) Ballard
Louisa Butler
Genee DeMelloDale FaulknerJulie Kalakau
Joanne KamMelissa Kasik-RequilmanAnn Tom
Krystina Yadao

Child Care Referral Program
(808) 839-1988
Jordana FerreiraOahu Coordinator  
Rebecca FukutomiFamily Child Care Recruiter
Yuni LeeRespite Program Specialist
Brandie ShinResource & Referral Specialist
Anthony ArceResource & Referral Specialist

USDA Child Care Food Program(808) 839-1990
Mei Qing Ou
Food Program Manager
Mary Ann ChangFood Program Specialist
Audrey PasionFood Program Specialist
MiChelle Lee ChavisFood Program Recruiter

Preschool Open Doors
(808) 791-2130
Toll-Free for Neighbor Islands
Jim EberlePreschool Open Doors Program Manager
Fioni La
Preschool Open Doors Program Specialist II
Sharon HolubPreschool Open Doors Program Specialist I
Barbara CashPreschool Open Doors Program Specialist I
Justine BrownPreschool Open Doors Program Specialist I
Brandi OshiroPreschool Open Doors Program Specialist I
Joyce SweetPreschool Open Doors Administrator
Ronnette BalladorPreschool Open Doors Administrator

PATCH West Hawaii

West Hawaii
(808) 322-3500
David OkumuraAssociate Director/West Hawaii Coordinator
Rochelle HallFCC Program Representative (R&R, Food Program)
Diane GammonsProgram Specialist (Registry, FCC Recruiter)

West Hawaii Trainers
: To contact trainers, please email or call Island Coordinator

Stacy Brown
Gail Judd

PATCH East Hawaii

East Hawaii
(808) 961-3169
Shanna De Lima-SuganumaEast Hawaii Coordinator
Vicki DavisEast Hawaii Resource & Referral Specialist
Leilani ObenchainFCC Program Representative (FCC Recruiter, Food Program)
Jowett Chew-MarumotoProgram Specialist (Registry)

East Hawaii Trainers: To contact trainers, please email or call Island Coordinator
Jowett Chew-Marumoto
Wendy Correa
Leslie Estep
Brenda Watanabe


(808) 246-0622
Mary Lu KelleyKauai Coordinator (incoming)
Natalia PerryFCC Program Representative (QCP, Food Program, FCC Recruiter)
Lorraine ShimauchiProgram Specialist (Registry)

Kauai Trainers
: To contact trainers, please email or call Island
Sandra GarciaAnna Peters
Lorraine Shimauchi


(808) 242-9232
Jessica CrouseMaui Coordinator
Tanya PonceProgram Representative
VacantFCC Recruiter
Leia SnyderProgram Specialist (Registry)

Maui Trainers
: To contact trainers, please email or call Island Coordinator

Leia Snyder

Kathy McDonald
Traci Hisatake

Lanai & Molokai                    1-800-498-4145

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