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

Hoʻoheno was raised in the ahupuaʻa of Waimānalo, Oʻahu with her three brothersShe is the daughter of James Chase and Mohala and Norbert Pokini.

Hoʻoheno graduated from Kauaʻi Community College with an AA in Hawaiian Studies and a Botany Certificate and a BA in Mālama ‘Āina: Hawaiian Perspectives on Resource Management from Kamakakūokalani. 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.

Since graduating, Hoʻoheno attended a Birth & Postpartum Doula and Lactation Support training through Maternity Wise Institute and Hawaiʻi's first annual Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Training. Based on that experience she created a "Doula Deli" through the Waimānalo Market Coop, where she served as the Ola Hou Coordinator amongst other roles for the past four years.  

Hoʻoheno is a mother to her now, 15-month-old son. After experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, and the beginning adventures of motherhood and postpartum it has deepened her ʻiʻini and kuleana for all things birthHoʻoheno is ecstatic to serve as PBC's grant coordinator to best utilize her skills and passion to serve her lāhui .     





 

 

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