About United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i is a non-profit organization and part of United Cerebral Palsy’s nationwide network of state and local affiliates.

Since 1959, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers have been providing services in the islands to:

  • Positively affect the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy or other disabilities with similar service needs.
  • Support the families involved.
  • Provide education on preventing cerebral palsy and minimizing its effects.
  • Empower people with choices and opportunities for independence.

Our Team


Nishida, John Van S. – Executive Director
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Pidot, Belinda – Office Manager   [email protected]

Sweeney, Adrienne – Bookkeeper/Human Resources
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Early Intervention

Aoki, Beth – Special Education Teacher [email protected]

Bishop-Kuhn, Kari – Contract Physical Therapist
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Cilliers, Katlin – Care Coordinator
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Cutright, Avis – Occupational Therapist
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Helliangao, Dawn – Data Clerk  [email protected]

Keliikuli, Dawlani – Care Coordinator
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Kim, Janice – EIS Care Coordinator
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Lo-Oki, Re’Tasha – Teacher
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Meerians, Marissa – Program
Manager [email protected]

Tamanaha, Kathy – Program Clerk
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Wetmore, Dana – Speech Language Pathologist
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Wong, Rachelle – EIS Care Coordinator
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Reuse and Diversion

Andrews, Robert – Driver
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Pidot, Belinda – Manager
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Social and Community

Tamanaha, Kathy – Manager
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Board of Directors

Brown, John – Director

Burkett, Kevin – Director

Choy, Jan – Treasurer

Jung, Ted – President

Kikuchi, Travis – Vice President

Kim, Delbert – Director

Lau, Derek – Director

Martin, Renee – Director

Orihuela, William – Director

Ota, Brandie Mariko – Director

Yoshioka, Katie – Secretary

Our National Affiliation to United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) was formed in 1950. Among its founders were many parents of children with cerebral palsy. Seven years later, the UCP Research and Educational Foundation, Inc. was established to stimulate and fund research and train personnel.

Today, it is a nationwide network of approximately 63 state and local voluntary agencies (UCP affiliates) that provides services, conducts public and professional education programs, and supports research in cerebral palsy. An estimated 1.7 million volunteers donate time and energy to UCP, assisting in all facets of affiliate and national programs.


The purpose of the corporation shall be to promote the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other conditions, through an affiliate network.

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420 Waiakamilo Rd, Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96817

Main: (808) 532-6744
Fax: (808) 532-6747