Pacific Birth Collective

island of Maui












Pacific Birth Collective

Island of Maui










Pacific Birth Collective

  Island of Maui


STAFF

Lantana Hoke

Director

Lantana was born and raised on Maui in Haʻikū. She holds a BA in English and Anthropology from Mary Baldwin College in Virginia and an MA in English from UH Mānoa. 

For the past four years, Lantana worked for Muʻo Aʻe, a Title III program serving first-year Native Hawaiian students, at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. Lantana is currently a lecturer at UHMC and teaches writing and journalism. 

In previous roles, Lantana worked with Maui youth at the Pāʻia Youth & Cultural Center as a program coordinator. She was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, where she served as a primary school teacher and teacher trainer. In Uganda, she worked with her community to build a library and implement health and wellness projects, and then transitioned to working for Peace Corps as a program coordinator. 

Lantana is passionate about uplifting the Maui community through education, advocacy, and connection, and looks forward to supporting birth practitioners, birthing people, and families on Maui in this new role with PBC. 



Hoʻoheno Chase

Grant Coordinator

Anastasia Kaipo “Hoʻoheno” Akeaonui Kanahele Chase is the granddaughter of Richard Chase and Gertrude and William Kanahele and Wallace Wong and Shirley Cunha. She is the daughter of James Chase and Mohala and Norbert Pokini. Hoʻoheno was raised on the island of Oʻahu in Waimanalo with her three brothers. Hoʻoheno attended nine different grade schools growing up and graduated from Kaiser high school. 

Hoʻoheno graduated from Kauaʻi Community College with an AA in Hawaiian Studies and a Botany Certificate and a BA in Hawaiian Studies from Hawaiinuiakea at UH Mānoa. On Kauaʻi, Hoʻoheno was first introduced to concepts of homebirth and birthing cultural practices. While at Mānoa, she attended a practitioner workshop with Ka Lāhui o ka Po where her desire and passion for birth work grew deeper.  

After graduating in 2017, Hoʻoheno attended the Maternity Wise Institute’s Birth & Postpartum Doula and Lactation Support Training to further her knowledge of and passion for birth work. Based on that experience, she created a “Doula Deli” with the support of the Waimanalo Market Coop. 

Hoʻoheno is a mother to her now nearly 15-month-old son. Experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, and the beginning adventures of motherhood has deepened her testimony in the importance of prenatal, birth, and postpartum education and support for her lāhui. Hoʻoheno is grateful and ecstatic to be joining the Pacific Birth Collective and serve as the new grant coordinator.     





 

 

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