Makana ‘O Ka Ola is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the underserved and marginalized members of our Maui community. We provide medical and mental health care to people of all ages, walks of life, ethnicities, incomes, genders, and races including those who are normally not able to obtain quality care. We are committed to outreach through public engagement and education of diverse conditions and health care issues. Our emphasis is on social justice, physical, mental, and social health, using medical, nursing, and psychological theory and perspectives that give us the unique ability to address the whole person. In addition to family practice and mental health care, we offer HIV and Hansen’s disease treatment specialties.
Makana ‘O Ka Ola is the dream and efforts of two nurses who find joy in helping others.
They met here on Maui, after migrating from Washington State and the State of Louisiana. They met in a facebook group for mom’s over 2 years ago and have been working together to help others ever since!
Stacey is a nurse practitioner whose passion for those with mental health, addiction, and homeless populations has lead her to positions and volunteer work that allow her to care for these populations as much as possible. She believes that all patients deserve respect, high quality care, and are the most knowledgeable expert when it comes to their own bodies.
Joella is a licensed practical nurse who has extensive experience with the elderly, those with complex care issues, and those with addiction and mental health problems. She is a master of patient care coordination and believes that all patients, regardless of background or problems, deserve high quality care and respect.