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Holistic Honu Wellness Center

Improving existing cultural competency programs by creating conduits between traditional medicinal practices & the western medical system

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2004
  • Employees 4
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Company Summary

Established November 24, 2004 in California, and approved for 501(c) (3) status February 2006, the Holistic Honu Wellness Center is a not-for-profit healing center dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through education and healing. Our goal is to provide healthcare practitioners and community members with the background they need to understand the cultural aspects of indigenous health as a way to improve health literacy.


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    Executive Director

    Leslie Susan Kawaioni‘okekai Kaiona‘okalāni Ko, our Board Chair and Executive Director, continues to carry on the healing traditions of her Native Hawaiian grandfather. She is a traditionally trained Lomilomi/touch therapy and Hō’ola/healing arts practitioner, a Licensed Certified Massage Therapist, a Certified Hawaiian Healing Arts Instructor, and a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Continuing Education A

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    Pamela Shaw-Buffin
    Controller and Finance Director

    Pam is our Controller and Board Secretary-Treasurer. She oversees all financial accounting and reporting, procedures and internal controls for the Holistic Honu Wellness Center as well as for several not-for-profit businesses in the Alameda and Contra Costa County California areas. She has extensive experience with fiscal management of city, state and federal grants. She is responsible for the wellness center’s relationship with federal and st


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    Pamela Shaw-Buffin