Our Team

  • Connie Mitchell, MS, APRN, BC
    Executive Director
  • Leina Ijacic, BS-RN, CLSSBB
    Chief Administration Officer
    Director of Programs & Evaluations
  • Jill Wright
    Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations
  • Tony McDonald, MBA
    Director of Finance
  • Ruth Weerapan, SPHR
    Director of Workforce Excellence
  • Gordon Ortiz
    Director of Operations
  • Jerry Coffee, LCSW
    Clinical Director
  • Minda Golez
    Director of Housing & Employment
  • Kali K. French, MSCP, CSAC
    Director of Clinical Administration
  • Vinnesha Bertola, MA, LMHC
    Homeless Outreach Program Administrator
  • Justin Phillips
    Homeless Outreach Field Manager
  • Lali Lai-Hipp
    General Case Managment Program Manager
  • Elizabeth Glenn, BSN, RN
    Health Services Manager
  • Keith Billingsley, VA-CPS, BSW
    Veteran Services Program Manager
  • November Morris, BWS, CVM
    Employment Manager
  • Taumaoe Atuatasi
    Sumner & Hale Mauliola Shelter Manager
  • Bridgette Kahanaoi, MBA
    Kaaahi & Specialty Shelters Manager
  • Ana Alualu
    Meal Program Manager
  • Tani Minato
    Housing Program Manager

Here is a directory of frequently requested telephone numbers so you can reach us easily. 

Connie Mitchell, MS, APRN, BC – Executive Director
Leina Ijacic – Chief Administrative Officer

Finance & Accounting
Tony McDonald, MBA – Director of Finance
Debi Uyeunten – Accounting Manager

Program Development, Evaluation & Grants Management
Kanui Bell, MA, CSAC, CCJP, ICADC, ICCJAP – Director of Programs & Evaluation

Development & Community Relations 
Jill Wright, MBA – Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations
Andrew Long - Volunteer Program Manager
Julie Tabarejo - Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Human Resources & Workforce Excellence
Ruth Weerapan, SPHR – Director of Workforce Excellence

Homeless Outreach Services 
Vinnesha Bertola, MA, LMHC – Homeless Outreach Program Manager
Justin Phillips – Homeless Outreach Field Manager

Clinical Services / Case Management
Jerry Coffee, LCSW – Clinical Director
Kali French – Director of Clinical Administration
Lali Lai-Hipp – General Case Management Program Manager
Elizabeth Glenn, BSN, RN – Health Services Manager
Keith Billingsley, VA-CPS, BSW – Veteran Services Program Manager
Brent Llaneza, MSCP – Family Programs Manager

Housing & Employment Programs
Minda Golez – Director of Housing & Employment
Tani Minato – Housing Manager
November Morris, BSW, CVM – Employment Manager

Emergency & Specialized Shelter Facility Operations
Gordon Ortiz – Director of Facilities & Operations
Ana Alualu – Meal Program Manager
Taumaoe Atuatasi – Sumner & Hale Mauliola Shelter Manager
Bridgette Kahanaoi, MBA – Kaaahi & Specialty Shelters Manager
Ernie Reese – Hale Mauliola Assistant Manager
Harry Waa – Kaaahi Assistant Manager
Edgar Ludwig-Palmer – Sumner Assistant Manager


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