Who We Are
The Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter 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®.
LJ R. Duenas, Executive Director
Steve Tam, Director of Development
Ivy Castellanos, Director of Programs
Tonya Hammond-Tullis, Oahu Program Specialist
Rebecca Halloran, Walk Manager
Rosalie Char, Signature Events Coordinator
Patrick Toal, Big Island Regional Coordinator
Humberto Blanco, Kauai Island Regional Coordinator
Christine Spencer, Maui Regional Coordinator
Emily Bustard, Mission Assistant
Ian Ross, Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy
Aloha Chapter Leadership Board:
Tricia Medeiros, Chair
Chief Operating Officer
The Plaza Assisted Living
Executive Vice President
Bank of Hawaii
Dr. Pokii Blaza
Kokua Kalihi Valley
UHA Health Insurance