Who We Are

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb, which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. The villages would look out for the children to ensure their development & wellbeing.


At Family Programs Hawaii, it is our mission to be that village for children are Hawaii’s most valuable resource. They are our future. Family Programs Hawaii is a unique non-profit agency remaining true to its origins of providing quality care to the children of Hawaii. Our goal is that every child in Hawaii has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – especially children who are in or may become involved in foster care.



Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW

President & CEO



Total Number of Children and Youth Served in a Year

Percent Reduction in Risk Factors

Children & Families Served at Annual Holiday Party

Our Story

Family Programs Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) social service agency dedicated to strengthening children and families who are at risk or involved in the child welfare system through high quality prevention, support, and transition services. Family Programs Hawaii provides services to prevent children from entering foster care; supports children and families already involved in the foster care system; and assists youth transitioning out of foster care. We currently have approximately 60 employees in our two offices, located in Honolulu and Hilo, and a receiving home in Maili.


We have provided quality social services in Hawaii since 2004. Since then, we have grown, adding several large state and federal contracts as well as numerous smaller grant funded programs to the original Enhancements program for foster youth and Long Term Foster Care services. Improving the lives of children and families especially those involved in the Child Welfare System is central to us. Family Programs Hawaii strengthens families and provides services to all children, especially those from the child welfare system including supporting foster parents who care for them.

Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President & CEO

Eva Chau, LCSW, MSW
Vice President of Clinical Programs

Ryan Obrero, CPA
Director of Finance

April Lum
Program Manager, Resources Families Support Services

Lisa Chau, MS
Manager, Innovation & Technology

Nadine Dudoit
Program Manager, Nau e koho

Dr. Steven Choy
Director, Family Strengthening Center

Stephanie Batzer, Esq., MSW
Owner/Operator Stephanie W. Batzer, MSW, LLC 

Carol Ono
Vice Chair, Administration & Finance
Senior Vice President & Talent Acquisition Manager, First Hawaiian Bank 

Mei Nakamoto, Esq.
Vice Chair, Governance
Attorney, Law Offices of Mei Nakamoto 

Peter Philips
Vice Chair, Development & Communications
Land Aquisition Manager, D.R. Horton – Schuler Homes, LLC

Selby  Jacobs
Vice Chair, Audit
Captain USN Retired 

James Harrow
Secretary, Governance
President & CEO, Security Alarm Shop

Keith Kuboyama, LCSW, MSW
President & CEO
Family Programs Hawaii

Mona Choy-Beddow
Member, Administration & Finance
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, HomeStreet Bank

Greg Kimo Schlais, Esq.
Member, Governance
Counsel, Legal Services, HMSA

Jeff Case
Member, Development & Communications
Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Inc.

Michele S. Loudermilk, Esq.
Member, Governance
Partner, Cades Schutte LLP

Caryn Okinaga
Member, Administration & Finance, Audit Committee
First Vice President, Director, Bank Regulatory Compliance, American Savings Bank

Warren Aoki, LCSW, ACSW, MA
Member, Development & Communications
Social Work Consultant, US Army Regional Health Command-Pacific

Leslie B. Turnbull
Member, Development & Communications
Author, Consultant & Educational Advocate

Kevin S. Nishioka
Member, Audit Committee
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

Derek Chang
Member, Administration & Finance
VP & Corporate Banking Officer, First Hawaiian Bank

For more information about Family Programs Hawaii, please see our 2016 Annual Report

Newsletter for Spring 2018


Family Programs Hawaii works statewide to provide services to children, youth, and families in need. We have two office locations and a children’s shelter in Maili. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Tel (808) 521-9531
Fax (808) 548-4000


Tel (808) 935-2876
Fax (808) 961-4913

The ten bedroom home accommodates 15 children ages 4-17 and provides 24/7 staffing, access to social workers and other health professionals in Hawaii.

Children’s Voices

It was really difficult because we were split up for so long. If we had had a family or place to take all of us in and keep us together, it would have been way better.”

-child formerly in foster care, Hoomalu O Na Kamalii

Mahalo to Our Funders & Changemakers

M.B. Wood Foundation