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.
Nishida, John Van S. – Executive Director
Pidot, Belinda – Office Manager [email protected]
Sweeney, Adrienne – Bookkeeper/Human Resources
Aoki, Beth – Special Education Teacher [email protected]
Barnett, Kimberly – Physical Therapist
Cutright, Avis – Occupational Therapist
Helliangao, Dawn – Data Clerk [email protected]
Keliikuli, Dawlani – Care Coordinator
Kim, Janice – EIS Care Coordinator
Lo-Oki, Re’Tasha – Teacher
Mercedes, Tatiana – Care Coordinator
Meerians, Marissa – Program
Manager [email protected]
Tamanaha, Kathy – Program Clerk
Wetmore, Dana – Speech Language Pathologist
Wong, Rachelle – EIS Care Coordinator
Reuse and Diversion
Andrews, Robert – Driver
Pidot, Belinda – Manager
Social and Community
Tamanaha, Kathy – Manager
Board of Directors
Burkett, Kevin – Director
Choy, Jan – Treasurer
Jung, Ted – President
Keauli’i, Mika – Director
Kikuchi, Travis – Vice President
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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