Our Team

Wāhine Processing Power is a collective of volunteers represented by members from ʻIolani School, HawaiiKidsCAN, Purple Maiʻa Foundation and Wahine Coder.

Kelsey Amos, Co-Founder Purple Maiʻa Foundation
Megan Nepshinky, Kumu Purple Maiʻa Foundation
Aisha Heredia, Co-Founder Wāhine Processing Power

David Miyashiro, Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Kids Can

Megan Kawatachi, Kumu ʻIolani School
Erin Nagoshi, Kumu ʻIolani School
Jackie Okumura, Kumu ʻIolani School
Marion Ano, Wahine Coder

Our Supporters

Mahalo to all our partners & generous supporters

Our Friends & Family Donors

We would like to acknowledge individuals from our community who have believe in and donated to Wāhine Processing Power programming over the last four years. Is your name missing? Please contact us, so we can acknowledge you here!

  • Sheldon Abril
  • Kelsey Amos
  • Nicole Brodie
  • Yvonne Chan
  • Forest Frizzell
  • Barb Hohman
  • Megan Kawatachi
  • Jessica Lynn
  • Jeanne Milam
  • Shirley Ponomareff
  • Lara Ponomareff
  • Ian Ross
  • Noriko Shoji
  • Allyn Tabata

About Our Logo

In Summer 2021, through the generous support of the Women’s Fund of Hawaiʻi, our team and mentees came together over six weeks to envision the Wāhine Processing Power logo.

Designed by Kelsey Ige, our is inspired by pearls. In the most simplistic terms, pearls are formed to protect the mollusk/bivalve/shell. While the pearl starts as something undesirable, it becomes something beautiful and highly valued. And in turn, the space it occupies protects it.

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