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Who We Are

The Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter serves the residents of Hawaii, with staff located on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. We help all those facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by providing local support groups and educational resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives. 

Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's®.

Our Staff:

LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director
Justin George, Director of Development
Ivy Castellanos, Director of Programs and Public Policy
Tonya Hammond-Tullis, Oahu Program Specialist
Rebecca Halloran, Walk Manager
Humberto Blanco, Kauai Island Regional Coordinator
Christine Spencer, Maui Regional Coordinator
Ian Ross, Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy ​

Aloha Chapter Leadership Board:

Tricia Medeiros, Chair
Chief Operating Officer
The Plaza Assisted Living

Dr. Pokii Balaz, Vice Chair
Kokua Kalihi Valley
Lunalilo Home

Gina Fujikami, MD
The Queen’s Medical Center

Stafford Kiguchi
Executive Vice President
Bank of Hawaii

Lori McCarney
Executive Director
Hawaii Bicycling League
Kai Ohashi
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Michael Robinson
Vice President
Hawaii Pacific Health

Kimberly Soares
Insight Business Solutions

Gordon Takaki
Past President
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce

Caroline Witherspoon
Becker Communications  

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