Development & Community Liaison
Tricia L. K. Yamashita, joined Kaua`i Hospice in September 2011, to serve as the Development & Community Liaison. Tricia was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu is the daughter of Matthew & Mona Ryan, and has called Kaua`i home with her husband, Roy Yamashita & 3 sons since 2002. Tricia brings to Kaua`i Hospice more than 15 years experience in contracts, grants and program development. Her undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She most recently served for eight years as the Director of Community Development for the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i. Tricia feels deeply enriched & motivated by opportunities to serve communities & families, through education, health and peace initiatives. Tricia is a graduate of Leadership Kaua`i class of 2010 and serves as the Executive Director, for the Visitor Aloha Society of Kaua`i; Past President (2009-2010) & Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Kalepa Sunrise; Board of Director for the Kaua`i Workforce Investment Board; serves on the Kaua`i County Crime Task Force and is a Council member of the Kaua`i High School Community Council.