Key Staff

Jeannette G. Koijane, MPH,

is the Executive Director of Kōkua Mau, Hawaii’s Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an organization she has worked with since 2000, beginning while she worked at the State Executive Office on Aging. She received her graduate degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has been involved with hospice and palliative care since 1988, beginning in the field of HIV/AIDS working with the AIDS Memorial Quilt as the Director of International Programs and then in a variety of research and educational positions in Berlin and San Francisco. Jeannette has worked in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands helping to develop palliative care programs through a collaboration with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine. She serves as a volunteer advisor to Zahana, a participatory rural development project in Madagascar. Contact Jeannette.

Shorter:
Jeannette G. Koijane, MPH is the Executive Director of Kōkua Mau, a movement to make conversations , an organization she has worked with for over 18 years, beginning while she worked at the Executive Office on Aging. She received her graduate degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Jeannette has worked in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands helping to develop palliative care programs through a collaboration with the UH Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine. She serves as a volunteer advisor to Zahana, a participatory rural development project in Madagascar.

Hope Young is the Advance Care Planning Coordinator for Kōkua Mau, providing community awareness and coordinates the Let’s Talk Story Program or the former speakers bureau. Hope joined Kōkua Mau in 2017 under a generous grant from the Stupski Foundation. She has worked in various capacities with seniors and the caregiving community for over 15 years. Hope enjoys being out in the community and sharing the importance of Advance Care Planning and hopes to someday normalize “The Conversation” to ensure that everyone’s end-of-life wishes are expressed and honored. Contact Hope.