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Meet the 2023 Team!

The Passionate Faces of Village Visionaries

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Addie Fisette

Aloha!  I graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with a degree in Psychology. Through Village Visionaries, I hope to learn more ways to help the children in my community and guide them to a bright future. 

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Cherish Hose

My name is Cherish Hose and I’m from Wai’anae! My heart is full with love and kindness and is inspired by my people. I like to make the most out of my days and do all I can to make it productive!

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Daniel Baon

Hi! My name is Daniel and I am a senior at UH Manoa. I an working on earning my BA in psychology, and hope to one day earn my Psyd in Clinical Psychology in order to help give back to my community and to slowly make the world a better place one individual at a time.

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Jenny Pivonka

Hi, I'm Jenny. I am a senior in the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program at Wilkes University. I have worked as an emergency room nurse for many years and am excited to serve the physical and mental health needs of my community. 

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Kalea Borja

Hi! I am from Saipan, and I am a senior at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, majoring in Psychology.   I am interested in medicine, research, and working with children and adolescents, and I hope to carry this experience back to my island to expand the mental health community there.

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Kaui Mau

Hi! I completed a Marriage & Family Therapy Master's program at Chaminade University and am in the process of applying to medical school.  I graduated from Kamehameha Schools and I enjoy soccer and tutoring/mentoring young people.  

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Macey Mizuno

Aloha! I am an UH Manoa undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology and Sociology. I am interested in pursuing a career in clinical child psychology. I love playing music, swimming at the beach, and traveling with my friends and family.

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Mio Kadomatsu

Hi! I am a student at Tufts University. I am committed to assisting the personal growth of keiki and adolescents. Whether it be by mentoring or tutoring, I hope to not only help others, but enhance my relationship with the local community.

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Tori Bell

Hi! I graduated from 'Iolani School and am attending the University of Hawaii.  I am pursuing a nursing degree.  I am an instructor at Pure Barre in Kahala and enjoy staying fit   

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Aleta Monakhov

Aloha! I'm a registered nurse at Queen's Medical Center and a student at Chaminade University pursuing a career as a DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My goal is to provide effective treatment and support children and families struggling with mental health issues.

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Cody Moxam

Aloha, I’m a pre-med student at UH Manoa, with a B.A. in Psychology & Music minor from CU Boulder. I am pursuing formal education to be of service in psychiatry and am currently working in mindfulness and recovery programming. My passion for healthcare encompasses all aspects of life.

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Eleanna Rivera

Aloha! I am from the island of Maui and currently in my 3rd semester of nursing school at Joyce University in Utah. I hope to get my Master’s in Nursing and become a Nurse Practitioner. I am excited to give back to my native Hawaiian community and make a difference in another person’s life. 

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Jordhan Spencer

Aloha! I'm a Junior at Pacific University majoring in Psychology with a minor in Gender Sexuality Studies. I graduated from Kamehameha Schools and enjoy dancing hula, weight training, and listening to music. I love working with children and hope to pursue a career as a child psychologist.

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Kamaile Long

Aloha, I am a graduate student in the DNP program at the Medical University of South Carolina, specializing in psychiatry. I work as an Emergency Department RN at the Queen’s Medical Center. My passion is to help the Native Hawaiian community to grow from their grief & trauma experiences.

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KC Bell

Aloha everybody, I'm a senior at  UH Manoa majoring in business & marketing.  I graduated from 'Iolani School and am considering a career in the medical field.  I enjoy powerlifting, playing music, and playing sports with my friends.

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Max Nakatsuji

Hi! I am a current student at Tufts University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I enjoy working with children and am interested in working in the Biotech Industry.

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Nikki Umeda

Aloha! I am a junior at the UH majoring in Psychology.  I am one of the co-captains of the Rainbow Warrior Dance Team & have been dancing for 12 years now at 24/7 Danceforce. I love working with children and I hope to pursue a career as a child psychologist.

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Taylor Lum

Hi! I am currently a doctorate psychology student at Chaminade University.  I will be graduating in 2025 and am interested in practicing psychology in Hawaii.

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Alyssa Ito

Aloha! Iʻm from Honolulu, Oʻahu. I am currently attending UH Manoa and majoring in pre-psychology. I have plans in the future to become a psychologist. My main goal is to help people through their struggles and aid them in resolving a few of their problems.

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Colbie Bell

Hi! I'm a sophomore at 'Iolani School. I have been dancing for 10+ years for Drill Team Hawaii and 'Iolani.  I started cheerleading this year.  I also enjoy going to the beach, singing and hanging out & laughing with friends & family. 

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Jacqueline Yoshimura

Hi! I am in the doctorate program in clinical psychology at Chaminade University. I hope to promote the mental health of underserved minority populations through my passion for clinical and behavioral medicine research.

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Justin Atkins

Hi! I am from California. I am an Army Veteran who served as a combat medic. I work as an ER Nurse at Queen’s while being a professor at Chaminade University. I am finishing my DNP, specializing in the Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. I am married, have four dogs, & enjoy working out.

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Katie Lau

I am from Honolulu, HI. I graduated from UH Manoa, worked as an RBT and am now in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Chaminade University. During my free time I enjoy exercising, cooking, eating, traveling, and reading.

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Ki'i Aweau

Aloha! I am currently pursuing a career in healthcare. My specific interests include research, medicine, and public health. I hope to develop skills that can help me give back to the people of Hawai’i. 

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Mikael French

Hi! I received my degree in Psychology and minored in Sociology and Communicology.  from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I enjoy being around children and young adults and currently plan on applying to the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN).

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Ryan Lum

Aloha! I am a Senior at Bard College majoring in Chemistry and am on the women’s volleyball team. I am a Punahou School graduate and plan to pursue a medical career. My goal is to bring the knowledge from New York back home.

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Cathy K. Bell, MD

Founder and Mentor

Welcome to Village Visionaries!  I am a pediatrician. a child & adolescent psychiatrist and co-founder of Kahala Clinic for Children & Family.  I enjoy inspiring young people to dream big, help others and make a difference in

our community.

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