Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional, individualized, family-centered services to empower people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent, fulfilling lives.

Leadership

Easterseals Hawaii Board of Directors and Committees

Senior Staff

Jennifer La’a
Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bressler
Controller

Jennifer Pegarido
Director of People and Performance


Statewide
Melissa King-Hubert Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
Tisha Takazawa Sr. Program Manager, Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Anela Segreti Employment Services Manager
Luke Kusumoto Sr. Early Intervention Program Manager
Leo Liberty Sr. Project Manager Real Estate and Facilities

Oahu
Eric Arveson Program Manager, Assistive Technology
Alexa Fuller Program Manager, Ewa Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Kent Higa Interim Program Manager, Kapolei Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Chandiss Keller Program Manager, Honolulu Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Scott Wells Information Technology Services Manager
Jenai Hermosura Program Manager, Sultan Early Intervention
Patricia Hoke Program Manager, Kailua Early Intervention
Lindsey Murakami Program Manager, Kapolei Early Intervention
Sarah Hardin Program Manager, East Sultan Early Intervention

Maui
Crystal Romero Program Manager, Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services

Kauai
Thao Tu Program Manager, Early Intervention
Merle Takashima Program Manager, Kapa’a Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Wai Mata Program Manager, Lihue and Waimea Support Services

Hilo
Amanda Polido Program Manager, Adult and Youth Home & Community Based Services
Caitlin Botz Program Manager, Early Intervention