About Us

Compassionate clinical care, support and education for those who need it most.

Malama Pono Health Services Team

Our professional & compassionate team serves patients of all incomes

Malama Pono Health Services (MPHS) was established in 1986 primarily to serve HIV/AIDS patients on Kauai. As the health needs of Kauai have evolved, MPHS has greatly expanded its services to include women’s wellness and reproductive health care, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, smoking cessation, transgender services, parenting programs, and more. Our professional and compassionate team serves patients of all incomes, many of whom feel they have nowhere else to turn. MPHS has answered the call, breaking down barriers to quality care, support and education for all.  

Meet Our Executive & Administrative Staff

Melanie Rule
President CEO
Melisse Camelo, MA
Melisse Camelo
Clinic Manager & Specialist

Meet Our Clinic, Education & Support Staff

Brandi Bartholomew
Brandi Bartholomew
Nurse Practitioner
Lerma Cattigay
Lerma Catiggay
Prevention & Medical Specialist
Angelina Kays
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Bricille Wallace
Michelle Texeira
Prevention Specialist
Erika Catiggay
Insurance Specialist
Nicole Ludington-Braun
Case Manager

Board of Directors

Dr. Robert Wotring – Board Chair
Dr. Clyner Antalan
Dr. Carol Fujiyoshi
Chris Yuh
Victoria Mathis