About Us

Our Compassionate Team

Malama Pono Health Services mission is to provide individualized, compassionate health care services and education to meet the evolving needs of those on Kauai.  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.  

Executive & Administrative Staff

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Mistee Bailey-Myrick


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Rob Anderson

Chief Operating Officer


Charles Roessler, MSW

Associate Director

Clinic, Education & Support Staff

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Verna Souza-Costa

Front Office Manager 

Mandi Bartholomew, Malama Pono Kauai

Brandi Bartholomew

Nurse Practitioner

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Ramon Meraz

Tobacco Health Education Manager 

Sherry Oyamot

Clinic Supervisor
MA, HIV/HEP/STD/Tobacco Cessation, Certified Tester and Counselor

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Bianka Tasaka

Prevention Supervisor
MA, HIV/HEP/STD/Tobacco Cessation, Certified Tester and Counselor

Melisse Camela, Malama Pono Kauai

Melisse Camelo, MA

Billing and Coding Specialist

MA,HIV/HEP/STD/Tobacco Cessation, Certified Tester and Counselor

Board of Directors

Carol Fujiyoshi – Board Chair, Women’s Wellness Medical Director

Jeffrey Cronk – Treasurer, Medical Director

Preston Chong – Secretary

Bob Wotring – At Large Member

Randall Francisco – At Large Member