Qualification & Experience:
I consider my interaction with business associates and colleagues as “Up close & personalized,” because my business is local, easily accessible; my service-delivery is personalized, custom-designed to your specific needs when it comes to consulting, developing & creating your vision into reality!
In the last 2 years, I serve as Social Services Director at Signature HealthCare Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Portland, TN. My weekends are on as-needed basis with direct nursing care and Manager-On-Duty. Prior to relocating, I served at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District providing 1:1 support with students that will require intensive behavioral intervention and therapy through Positive Behavioral Support Program in a classroom & community settings. I also conduct instructional assistant implementing the student’s Individual Educational Plan; monitoring & assessing student’s progress on a monthly basis through data collection & report summary. Being a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional, I served in the Counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles as Consumer Services Coordinator, providing Case Management, serving children, teens, youth, adults, & seniors that have been diagnosed with various levels of developmental disabilities, cognitive/learning challenges, behavioral barriers, chronic/medically-fragile status. For more than 13 years, I advocated for appropriate, less restrictive living arrangements; Ensuring that my consumers have access to medical & dental care; Maintain Educational Rights; to have the opportunity to explore their skills, in attaining their highest potentials; providing them with choices by attending day centers, seek gainful employment in workshops; accessing community/junior college and/or adult education; maintaining independent living skills – just so they can live & enjoy an active, productive life, like “normal” folks do! As an Educator in one of the schools in the Pacific Union Conference, I administered instructional, counseling and assessments for 32 middle school students at Pine Hills Adventist Academy for one academic year. I taught multiple subjects as well as being a Home Room Teacher for 7th and 8th graders.
Educational Background: Graduate studies concentration on Public Health-Rehabilitation Counseling; Bachelors of Science, Nursing; Public Health-Community Mental Health. Today, my continuing education focuses on Marriage & Family Therapy/Clinical Pastoral Ministry.
International Touch of Culture:
I consider myself a native Islander of Hawaii and Californian simply because I grew-up learning to love these places as though I never left my Native Country! I speak your language and other local, regional, global dialects. Most of the time, I speak the language of your business; being culturally-sensitive and truly understand the Pacific-Islander, Far East/South East Asian communities.