The Staff

  • Cullen Hayashida, Ph.D. – Long-term Care CoordinatorPicture of Cullen Hayashida

Dr. Hayashida is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i (Sociology) and the University of Washington (Ph.D. -- Sociology). He has also been trained at New York University, University of West Indies (Trinidad), and Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Dr. Hayashida has taught at the University of Washington (Seattle), Willamette University (Salem, Oregon), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) and most recently at the University of Hawai‘i as a graduate affiliate faculty with Sociology, School of Nursing and the Center on Aging. Dr. Hayashida is an active member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and its Community college Committee as its Co-chair.

While trained as an academic, he has had the opportunity to help build and deliver long-term care services in Hawai‘i. Over the past 30+ years, he was involved with long-term care service development in the hospital, nursing home, case management and home health care settings and has provided technical assistance to other organizations locally, nationally and in East Asia. His experience as an educator, and as a long-term care service developer have all been directed towards finding more cost effective solutions to long-term caring. 

  • Toni Hathaway, LSW, ACSW – Education Coordinator

Ms. Hathaway is a social worker with a specialty in gerontology.  She is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota (B. A. in Psychology) and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (Master of Social Work).  She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Hawaii and has an Academy of Certified Social Workers credential with the National Association of Social Workers. 

Ms. Hathaway has worked with elders and their family caregivers for over 30 years in various positions:  program supervisor, caregiver support group leader, outpatient clinic team member, geriatric specialist in mental health, and social work student services.  She was with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Social Work for 8 years as the Student Services Coordinator.  Most recently she was with Child and Family Service’s Honolulu Gerontology Program as the program supervisor for Caregiver Respite and ‘Ohana Care (a case management service for elders and their family caregivers).  She grew up in Honolulu, was a family caregiver for numerous years and is actively involved in Hawai‘i’s Aging Services Network.

To Contact:

Cullen Hayashida, PhD

Long-Term Care Coordinator


Toni Hathaway, LSW

Education Coordinator


Phone:  (808) 734-9108

FAX:  (808) 734-9128

Mailing Address:  Kapi‘olani Community College

                            4303 Diamond Head Road  Kopiko123

                            Honolulu, HI  96816


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