Staff

Samantha “Sam” Church, MSW
Executive Director

Joshua Gaoteote, MSW
Program Director

Lama Chang,
Manager of Operations

Marissa Commey
Manager of Community Engagement

Jason Tannahill, BSW
Central Oahu Site Manager

Morgan Barrett, MSW
Housing Case Manager

Ernie Reese
Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager

Reggie Apilado
Van Driver & Maintenance

Tari Ikehara
Weekend House Manager

Board of Directors

President, Michelle Bartell
Director of Corporate Communications & Community Advancement, American Savings Bank

Vice President, William Nagel
Director of Plans, Policy, and Strategy, Special Operations Command

Secretary, Jennifer Armstrong
Founder, Strong Arm Communications

Treasurer, Matt Hara
Vice President, Business Banking, American Savings Bank

Whitney Benedict Swoboda
Owner, Beachside Lighting

Ryan Catalani
Director of Advancement, Hawaii Children’s Action Network

Jennifer Diesman
Senior Vice President, Market & Product Development, HMSA

Julian Lipsher
Retired Chief, Chronic Disease Management Branch, Hawaii State Dept. of Health

Cecily Ho Sargent
Owner, Tucker and Bevvy

Congregational Partners

(in alphabetical order)

Host Shelter Sites*

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Central Union Church
Central Union Windward
Chinese-Vietnamese Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Christ the Foundation Anglican Church
Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians
City Church of Honolulu
Christ United Methodist Church
Church of the Crossroads
Church of Latter Day Saints – Keolu Ohana Ward
Community Church of Honolulu
Community of Christ, Kalihi
Community of Christ, Kaneohe
Congregation Sof Ma’arav
Cross Currents Fellowship
Daybreak Church
Emmanuel Episcopal
First Baptist Church
First Church of the Nazarene
First Unitarian Church
First United Methodist Church
Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Honolulu Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
Jikoen Hongwanji Mission
Kailua Hongwanji Mission
Kailua Christian Church
Kailua Community Church
Kailua Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Kailua United Methodist Church
Keolumana United Methodist Church
Kilohana United Methodist Church
Manoa Valley Church
Moiliili Hongwanji Temple
New Hope Kailua
North Coast Kailua
Nu`uanu Congregational Church
Oahu Jewish Ohana
One Love Windward
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Parker United Methodist Church
St. Alban’s Chapel (Iolani Family Promise Club)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
St. Anthony’s of Padua
St. Augustine Catholic Church
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
St. George Catholic Church
St. John Lutheran Church
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church
St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church Streams of Life Fellowship
Temple Emanu-el
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
United Church of Christ – Judd St.
Wahiawa United Methodist Church
Waipahu United Church of Christ
Wesley United Methodist Church
United Church of Christ

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