Kathy Matsuda, Tiana Alcoran-Miyamoto & Ross Pagat

 It’s official…. The North Kohala Community Resource Center (NKCRC) has grown in size!  While we continue the work we’ve done for the past 20 years to support many active community projects, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added two new team members, Kathy Matsuda and Tiana Alcoran-Miyamoto, as well as additional responsibilities.   In addition to remaining at the Fukada Building, we now hold the lease for the former Kohala Village HUB property and plan to expand programs and manage the facility’s rentals to help support the operating costs for the Resource Center.  This community resource is called the Kohala Resilience Hub. The Kohala Resilience Hub is part of an island-wide network designed to coordinate, collaborate and build a more connected and prepared community.

Kathy Matsuda has taken on the role of the Kohala Resilience Hub’s (KRH) Coordinator.  She will work to help Kohala people survive as well as thrive.  This includes providing connections to services to help families meet basic needs for health, wellness, and emergency preparedness.

Tiana Alcoran-Miyamoto is now the Hub’s Facilities & Events Coordinator. She will be servicing clients in need of spaces to hold events, meetings, classes, and programs.  She will also coordinate community events such as the Night Market, Movie Night at the Barn, and annual holiday activities.

NKCRC would also like to acknowledge Ross Pagat, who’s been instrumental in getting the attention of Vibrant Hawai’i when in his role as School Community Coordinator for Partners in Development he facilitated the distribution of “Keiki Care Packs” and the first iteration of the Resilience Hub during the pandemic.  He remains as one of NKCRC’s most valued volunteers and a dedicated board member.