Oahu-Waimanalo Chapter

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Chapter Notes: The Waimanalo Chapter was established in 2016 as a collective of farmers whose goal is to gather community to spread the awareness of Regenerative farming, renewable energy, and aloha aina practices that may benefit our local family farmers for now and future generations.

Meeting Schedule: Last week of every month - however, can vary based on farm location availability (be sure to add Waimanalo chapter news to your hfuu.org member/subscriber profile to receive meeting announcements). Family and Friends are always welcome! Childcare will be provided, RSVP encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:15pm

Meeting Location: Various Farms in Waimanalo or at ‘Ai Love Nalo (in the back courtyard garden area) 41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795

Questions? Contact: waimanalohfuu@gmail.com or call / text ‪3GO-FARMER2 or (346) 327-6372 (note this is a google voice number)

President, Vincent Kimura. CEO Smart Yields

Secretary, Lauren Finley-Jacob, Medicinal Herb Farmer

Director, Denise Espania - Principal Malama Honua Public Charter School

Director, Maile Tauali'i - Researcher at Kaiser Permanente

Ex-Officio - Past President - James Mccay

Co-Vice President, Kevin Vaccarello, Executive Director Sustain Hawaii and Ai Love Nalo

Co-Vice President, Sasha Leitner, CEO Hawaii Freight Farms

Director, Ted Radovich - Born and raised in Waimanalo, Dr. Ted Radovich is an alum of Future Farmers of America and the Peace Corps where he served as an agroforestry volunteer in West Africa. An extension specialist in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources with research and teaching appointments, he leads the sustainable and organic farming systems laboratory, teaches several courses and oversees 4 acres of certified organic land. His current state-wide program is focused on understanding how crop yield and quality can be optimized in agricultural systems that reduce reliance on conventional chemical inputs and increase use of ecological farming practices.

Director, Mary Oneha - Dr. Mary Frances Oneha was born on Oahu and raised on the North Shore, in the community of Waile‘e. She has worked in community health centers since 1992 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Waimānalo  Health Center since 2012.  She is committed to providing opportunities for communities to thrive through efforts that support improving health and well-being. Recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3, Waimānalo Health Center offers the spectrum of healthcare services including primary care, dental, behavioral health, traditional Native Hawaiian healing, vision, care coordination, transportation, outreach and eligibility, and youth and young adult services.  Dr. Oneha serves on the Boards of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Organizations, AlohaCare, Hawai`i Primary Care Association, and Na Limahana o Lonopuha Native Hawaiian Health Consortium.