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(808) 839-1789
Executive Director (PATCH Interim Executive Committee consists of Brenda Watanabe, David Okumura and Janel Tai)
Janel Tai
Finance Manager
Rani ThornsburyH.R./Administrative Assistant
Virginia LordProject Coordinator

Child Care Training(808) 833-6866
Brenda WatanabeProfessional Development Manager
Gina Sayers
Training Program Specialist

Child Care Registry

Cynthia BallardRegistry Specialist    (808) 791-2126
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 FaulknerLani Julian
Julie Kalakau
Joanne Kam
Melissa Kasik-Requilman
Ann Tom
Sandra Whitworth
Krystina Yadao

Child Care Referral Program
(808) 839-1988
Jordana FerreiraOahu Coordinator
Position Vacant
FCC Recruiter
Youryun LeeRespite Program Specialist
Brandie ShinResource & Referral Specialist
Position VacantResource & 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

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
Nathan PattiePreschool Open Doors Program Specialist I
Joyce SweetPreschool 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)
Kathryn FosterProgram 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-Suganuma
East Hawaii Coordinator
Vicki DavisEast Hawaii Resource & Referral Specialist
Leilani ObenchainFCC Program Representative (FCC Recruiter, Food Program)
Jowett Chew-Marumoto
Program Specialist (QCP, Registry)

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


(808) 246-0622
Cathy ShanksKauai Coordinator
Natalia PerryFCC Program Representative (QCP, Food Program, FCC Recruiter)
Lorraine ShimauchiProgram Specialist (Registry)

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


(808) 242-9232
Laura KjenstadMaui Coordinator
Dawn CockettProgram Representative
Rosemary ZazuFCC Recruiter (QCP, FCC Recruiter)
Leia SnyderProgram Specialist (Registry)

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

Leia Snyder

Kathy McDonald
Kanani Kan Hai

Traci Hisatake

Lanai & Molokai                    1-800-498-4145

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