About

WHO WE ARE

Since 1983, Ku'ikahi Mediation Center has helped to bring about peaceful resolutions to conflicts in our communityfirst as a program of the YMCA of Hawai’i Island, and from 2006 as an independent non-profit organization.

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center provides a variety of dispute prevention and resolution services to our East Hawai'i community. We help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, schools, and others to find creative solutions to challenging situations.

Over 95% of our clients would recommend our services to others!

ABOUT OUR NAME & LOGO

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Ku‘ikahi means a treaty, covenant, agreement, feeling of unity, peace, reconciliation.(excerpted from the Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui & Samuel H. Elbert)

What does our logo symbolize?

Designed by Eric Smith, our logo represents the hands of four people, two mediators and two mediation participants, coming together to find resolution.

OUR VISION & MISSION

OUR MISSION

We empower people to come together—to talk and to listen, to explore options, and to find their own best solutions.

To achieve this mission, we offer mediation, facilitation, and training to strengthen the ability of diverse individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.

OUR VISION

A peaceful community where people routinely seek common ground.

OUR VALUES

Communication

Collaboration

Confidentiality

Courtesy

Competence

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Jennifer Zelko-Schlueter

President
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Cheryl Matsumura

Vice President
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Julie Hugo

Secretary
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Twylla Baptiste

Treasurer
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Douglass S. Adams, LTC, USA, Ret.

Director
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Jeri Gertz

Director
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Stan Golembeski

Director
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James Kunimura

Director
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Cathy Lowder

Director
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Shaunda A.K. Liu Makaimoku

Director
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Jennifer D.K. Ng

Director
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Sandra Tokuuke

Director
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Andrew Wilson

Director Emeritus

MEET OUR STAFF

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Julie Mitchell

Executive Director
julie@hawaiimediation.org
(808) 935-7844 x5
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Charity Norem

Case Manager
charity@hawaiimediation.org
(808) 935-7844 x2
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Majidah Lebarre

Program Coordinator
majidah@hawaiimediation.org
(808) 935-7844 x3
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Erika Ginnis

Office Manager & Program Assistant
erika@hawaiimediation.org
(808) 935-7844 x1