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.
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.
Emelyn Kim is the Project Coordinator for the Kupuna Adult Care Home Project. The Project is developing training material to help improve the quality of care of small residential facilities as they admit increasingly frail residents. Eme has over fifteen years of experience in case management and elder care education. She has a Masters degree in Gerontological Counseling from San Francisco State University and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In 2007, she started the Elder Care Counseling and Education to assist family caregivers and professionals cope with difficult behaviors and manage complicated situations. She has developed hands-on workshops for family and professional caregivers of older adults to increase their knowledge about aging issues and improve their communication.
Cullen Hayashida, PhD
Long-Term Care Coordinator
Toni Hathaway, LSW
Emelyn Kim, MS, NCC
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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