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Who We Are

The Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii 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®.

Get in Touch:

Alzheimer's Association - Hawaii
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 

808.591.2771 p
808.591.9071 f 
24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Our Staff:

LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director
Justin George, Director of Development
Ivy Castellanos, Director of Programs
Ron Shimabuku, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
Tonya Hammond-Tullis, Community Engagement Coordinator 
Jennifer Odence, Walk Manager 
Christine Spencer, Maui Regional Coordinator
Nic Los Banos, Hawaii Island Regional Coordinator 
Leilani Lee, Maui/Kauai Temp Coordinator 

Hawaii Leadership Board:

Lori McCarney, Chair
Community Advocate 

Dr. Pokii Balaz, Immediate Past Chair
Kokua Kalihi Valley
Lunalilo Home

Tricia Medeiros, Past Chair
Chief Operating Officer
The Plaza Assisted Living

Gina Fujikami, MD
The Queen’s Medical Center

Stafford Kiguchi
Executive Vice President
Bank of Hawaii

Travis Kikuchi
Vice President
First Hawaiian Bank 

Kai Ohashi
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Michael Robinson
Vice President
Hawaii Pacific Health

Kimberly Soares
Vice President
Atlas Insurance

Gordon Takaki
Past President
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce

Caroline Witherspoon
Becker Communications  

Gino Soquena
Executive Director
Hawaii Building and Constructions Trade Council 

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