Hawaii Team

We are proud to have an extremely talented and experienced staff, who each have specialized training in cochlear implants and the development of listening and spoken language. Our distinguished presenters are some of the leading experts in the field.


    • Christy-Chadwick
    • Christy Chadwick, MSDE, MA MFT
    • LTM Hawaii Co-Director
    • Christy Chadwick serves as Listen to Me! Hawaii's Co-Director. She has a Masters in Deaf Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She serves as the President of the Hawaii Chapter of AG Bell and Maui county representative for Hawaii Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Christy founded Hawai'i Hears, LLC, an organization advocating for deaf education services in Hawaii that provides support and education for parents and professionals. She also offers connections to the deaf community through @DeafnessRelations on Instagram and a family community called Bridging The Gap for hearing parents of children with hearing loss. Her joy comes from empowering families and helping them connect with their child.
    • Jennifer-Clark
    • Jennifer Clark, MA, Early Childhood D/HH Specialist
    • LTM Hawaii Co-Director
    • Jennifer Clark is an Early Childhood Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist and is the Co-Director for Listen to Me! Hawaii. Previously, Jennifer was the Department of Health’s Early Intervention Specialist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children ages birth-three. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno, in Sign Language Interpreting and a Masters Degree from Gallaudet University in Family Centered Early Deaf Education. Her favorite part of working with families with deaf and hard of hearing children is connecting them with other families and helping them to build a network of support and resources.
    • Kimi-Perez
    • Kimi Perez, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
    • Coordinator of Professional Learning and Mentoring
    • Kimi Perez is the Coordinator of Professional Learning and Mentoring. She is currently the only Speech language Pathologist on island to be certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Auditory Verbal Therapist, since 2019. Kimi also serves as Vice President for Hawaii Chapter of AG Bell. She currently Works at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and children. Her favorite part of her job is being able to see the evolution of a child’s development and helping them to become the best versions of themselves.
    • Lori-Wiley
    • Lori Wiley, PhD (Education-Exceptionalities), AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist
    • Coordinator for Development and Event Planning
    • Lori Wiley serves as Listen to Me! Hawaii’s Coordinator for Development and Event Planning. She has a background in clinical pediatric audiology with interest in early literacy and has spent the last several years in academia. Beyond formal training, she has learned valuable lessons about supporting and advocating for the needs of children with disabilities within the crucible of her own family life. Lori and her husband are parents of now young adult triplet sons, all of whom had received early intervention services, and two sons received specialized services and supports in the public schools (special education, 504 accommodations). She is delighted to return to the (re)habilitative side of the Audiology profession and describes her work with Listen to Me! Hawaii as a dream come true—to be a part of a program committed to empowering families.


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    • Allison Tanaka, MEd, NBCT, Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • LSL Mentee
    • Allison Tanaka is a National Board Certified Teacher specializing in Exceptional Needs—Early Childhood through Young Adulthood—Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She earned her Master’s degree in Special Education for Deaf Education and Mild/Moderate Disabilities from the University of Hawaii and her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Washington. She has been teaching in numerous capacities since 1996 and is currently an aural-oral preschool teacher. She wants to inspire students to explore their passions and continue to be life-long learners.
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    • Jamie Uesato, MS, CCC-SLP
    • LSL Mentee
    • Jamie Uesato has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children since 2004. She has been working with children with hearing loss for nearly 20 years, and is thrilled to start her journey to become a certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She is continually amazed by the children & families with whom she works, and loves being a part of their growth, and watching them flourish.
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    • Makiko Ogawa, MS, CCC-SLP
    • LSL Mentee
    • Makiko is a licensed speech-language pathologist, bilingual in English and Japanese. She received Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Adelphi University. She is currently a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist in Hawaii, working with the family and the children from 0-3 years old through Easterseals Hawaii Kailua Early intervention program. Previously, she worked with both adult and pediatric population in a various clinical setting, including acute hospitals such as Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth, rehabilitation hospitals, private and public schools, home health and the Head Start programs in the states of Texas as well as Hawaii. Currently, she has been working toward attaining the LSL certification in auditory verbal therapy (LSLS cert. AVT).