• ............................ Important Alert: Hanalei El will remain closed for students and staff through Friday, April 20.

Community Children's Councils

The Community Children’s Councils serve children and families including those with disabilities and mental health needs through collaborative partnerships. Fully supported collaborative partnerships require equal participation and shared responsibilities of families, local providers, community stakeholders and representatives.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the councils

One of the key partnerships in the development of a full array of services to special needs children and their families, the Community Children’s Councils are led by parent and professional co-chairs and include representation from public and private child-serving agencies and other community members such as recreational services, businesses, churches and others.

The Community Children's Council Office (CCCO) provides technical and administrative support to the 17 councils, including information gathering and dissemination, logistical assistance for conferences and workshops, training in leadership and facilitation, and providing technical assistance and support.


Central District North

Serves the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area.

  • Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Mililani Uka Elementary School, Room P1
  • Parent Co-Chair: Gavin Villar​​
  • Professional Co-Chair: Lissa Goya
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

Central District South

Serves the Aiea-Moanalua Radford Complex Area

  • Meets: 4th Monday of the month, (New Time) 5-6:30 p.m., (New Location) Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Portable 1​
  • Parent Co-Chair: Dariann Fernandez
  • Professional Co-Chair: Leslie Baunach
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.​

East Honolulu 

Serves Kalani, Kaimuki and Kaiser Complexes

  • Meets: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind - Library
  • Parent Co-chair: Patricia Moniz
  • Professional Co-chair: Clayton Tom
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

West Honolulu 

Serves Farrington, McKinley and Roosevelt Complexes

  • Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Kalihi Kai Elementary School - Library
  • Parent Co-chair: Lisa Jaso
  • Professional Co-chair: Jessica Wong-Sumida
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.
  • Parent support group: Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 5-6:30 pm at Kalihi Kai Elementary School - Library


Serves HauulaKaaawaKahukuLaie and Sunset Beach elementary schools, and Kahuku High & Intermediate.

  • Meets 3rd Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., Hauula Civic Center
  • Parent Co-chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Helen Kaniho
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves the Pearl City-Waipahu and Campbell-Kapolei Complex Areas.

  • Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m., State of Hawaii Building, 601 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei
  • Parent Co-chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Esteban Walstrum
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area.

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Waianae Satellite City Hall, conference room
  • Parent Co-chairs: Michelle Chung
  • Professional Co-chair: Kerry Shiroma
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area and the Castle schools in the Castle-Kahuku Complex Area.

  • Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m., Windward Health Office conference room
  • Parent Co-chair: Maile Kaopua
  • Professional Co-chair: Melissa Hebert
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696​ or email.



Serves the Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area.

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Hale Opio, 2959 Umi Street, Lihue - Conference Room
  • Parent Co-chair: Brende Ancheta
  • Professional Co-chairs: El Doi
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.



Serves Hana High & Elementary School.

  • Meets 2nd Friday of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Middle School Teacher Workroom
  • Parent Co-chair: Lana Stuart
  • Professional Co-chair: Rex Nielsen
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area and Lahainaluna schools.

  • Meets: 1st Thursday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Velma McWayne Community Center
  • Parent Co-Chair: Michelle Frendo, Caren Pantezzi
  • Professional Co-chairs: Lois Sato and Tara Sabado
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves all schools on the Island of Molokai.

  • Meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Home Pumehana
  • Parent Co-chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Artice Swingle
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.
  • Parent support group: Call for location and time.


Serves Lanai High & Elementary School.

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Lanai High & Elementary, Room G6.
  • Parent Co-chair: Tyra DuBose
  • Professional Co-chair: Marie Romero
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


East Hawaii

Serves the Keaau and Pahoa schools in the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area, and the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area.

  • Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month, 3-4 p.m., Environmental Health Service, 1582 Kamehameha Ave.
  • Parent Co-chair: Cheryl Hoshino
  • Professional Co-chair: Shelly Bereman-Benevides
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.

North Hawaii

Serves the Honokaa and Kohala schools in the Honokaa-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area.

  • Meets 4th Monday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Canada France Hawaii, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela - Conference Room
  • Parent Co-chair: Susan Wood
  • Professional Co-chair: Susan Carey
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.
  • Parent support group: 1) Waimea Parent Support Group: Tutu's House, 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. 2) Kohala Parent Support Group: Kohala, 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.


Serves Kau High & Pahala Elementary, Naalehu Elementary and Volcano School for the Arts & Sciences (charter school)

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m., Punaluu Bake Shop Visitor Center
  • Parent Co-Chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Zoe Shih
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.


Serves Konawaena and Kealakehe schools in the Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area.

  • Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the New Thought Center of Hawaii, Pualani Business Terrace
  • Parent Co-chair: Alice Bratton
  • Professional Co-chair: Ramona Estrada
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

Contact Information

Steven Vannatta

Phone: 808-305-0695

Email: steven_vannatta@hawaiidoe.org

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