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We’ve taken a dramatically different approach to providing compassionate health services for our community by personalizing care, improving well-being, and honoring the journey of life.

Our History

History Item: 1946

Hale Makua was founded in 1946 as a home for Maui elders who needed residential care, but had no one to care for them and no means to pay for care. Following World War II, members of the Young Buddhist Association and the community raised funds and built our first 24-bed home in Happy Valley.

In 1953, Hale Makua was given the facilities at Malulani Hospital where present Hale Makua Wailuku opened in 1968 as a 124-bed nursing home featuring a unique open-air design in a lush garden setting.

History Item: 1968

Recognizing that some who need nursing care prefer to remain at home for treatment, Hale Makua pioneered in-home health services on Maui in 1968. Demand for additional skilled nursing home beds grew during the early 1970s, and with the help of the community and government resources, Hale Makua Kahului opened its doors in 1978.

To meet the need for a safe place for adults who require restorative and rehabilitative health services during the day an adult day health program was established in 1987.

History Item: 1996

With the opening of the Weinberg Care Center, Hale Makua Kahului expanded by 118 beds in 1996. The opening of a short-stay rehab wing added another 16 beds in 2002 bringing the total number of beds at Hale Makua Kahului 254.

Recognizing that individuals who need minimal to moderate assistance with personal care needs prefer living in a home environment, our Adult Residential Care Home opened in 2013.

Our Board

Our volunteer Board of Directors provides valuable guidance and oversight of our organization, one of Maui’s largest non-government employers with over 450 employees.


Board Chair: Ed Romson
Ed Romson

Community Member


Board Secretary: Alec McBarnet
Alec McBarnet

Maui Oil Company



Board Member: Grant Chun
Grant Chun

Hale Mahaolu

Board Member: Roy Sakamoto
Roy Sakamoto

Sakamoto Properties

Board Member: Michael Munekiyo
Michael Munekiyo

Munekiyo Hiraga

Board Member: Wesley Lo
Wesley Lo

CEO, Hale Makua Health Services (Ex-Officio)

Board Member: Rich Kishaba
Rich Kishaba

Chairperson, Ohana Pacific Foundation (Ex-Officio)

Board Member: Eileen Wachi
Eileen Wachi

Community Member

Board Member: Karen Oura
Karen Oura, RN

Community Member

Our Leadership

Our leaders provide valuable guidance and oversight for our organization.

  • Leadership Member:  Wes Lo

    Wes Lo

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Leadership Member: Teana Kahoʻohanohano

    Teana Kahoʻohanohano

    Kahului Administrator
  • Leadership Member: Roseanna Akina

    Roseanna Akina

    Kahului Activities Manager
  • Leadership Member: Jordan Kahiamoe

    Jordan Kahiamoe

    Kahului Housekeeping Manager
  • Leadership Member: Dani Waring

    Dani Waring

    Kahului Health Information Management Manager
  • Leadership Member: Ted Tucker

    Ted Tucker

    Director of People Compliance
  • Leadership Member: Mark Souza

    Mark Souza

    Director of Maintenance and Engineering
  • Leadership Member: Keoki Robello, RN

    Keoki Robello, RN

    Kahului Director of Nursing
  • Leadership Member: Kehau Watari, RN

    Kehau Watari, RN

    Kahului Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Leadership Member: Bagayan, Anna Lyn

    Anna Lyn Bagayan, BSN, RN

    Kahului Infection Preventionist
  • Leadership Member: Davis, Ilaise

    Ilaise Davis, RN

    Kahului Clinical Development Coordinator
  • Leadership Member: Rosie Kahiamoe

    Rosie Kahiamoe

    Director of Nutrition Services
  • Leadership Member: Holly Irimata

    Holly Irimata

    Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Leadership Member: Harvey Mira

    Harvey Mira

    Purchasing Manager
  • Leadership Member: Jayci "Alohi" Gomes

    Jayci "Alohi" Gomes, LSW

    Kahului Social Services Manager
  • Leadership Member: Zaira Katsuda, RN

    Zaira Katsuda, RN

    Kahului Utilization Review Manager
  • Leadership Member: Paul Mattfeld

    Paul Mattfeld

    Wailuku Administrator
  • Leadership Member: Mindy Awana

    Mindy Awana

    Wailuku Activities Manager
  • Leadership Member: Chiko Kealoha

    Chiko Kealoha

    Wailuku Environmental Services Manager
  • Gerald St. Godard

    Wailuku Director of Nursing
  • Leadership Member: Carvalho, Denise

    Denise Carvalho, RN

    Wailuku Clinical Development & Infection Prevention Coordinator
  • Leadership Member: Stephanie Bennett-Felipe

    Stephanie Bennett-Felipe

    Wailuku Health Information Management Director
  • Leadership Member:  Kelly McGinnis

    Kelly McGinnis

    Wailuku Director of Social Services
  • Leadership Member: Navalta, Abigail

    Abigail Navalta, BSN, RN

    Home Health Clinical Manager, Administrator