Biography

Jeannette G. Koijane, MPH is the Executive Director of Kokua Mau, Hawaii’s Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an organization she has worked with for over 14 years, beginning while she worked at the Executive Office on Aging. She received her graduate degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has been involved with the field of hospice and palliative care for over 24 years, beginning in the field of HIV/AIDS working with the AIDS Memorial Quilt as the Director of International Programs and then in a variety of research and educational positions in Berlin and San Francisco. Jeannette has worked in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands helping to develop palliative care programs through a collaboration with the UH Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine. She serves as a volunteer advisor to Zahana, a participatory rural development project in Madagascar.

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