Meet Our 'Ohana Caregivers



Lori Yancura, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Yancura earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and has conducted several studies focused upon understanding the relationship between stress and health.  She is especially interested in how family roles influence health in older people.  



Koah Vierkoetterkoah

Co-Investigator, Health Specialist

Koah was born and raised on the island of Kauai and is pursing a Biology Major and Dance minor at the University of Hawai‘i. She plans to attend medical school to become a geriatrician. Koah likes to spend her time gardening.



ashleyAshley Monfort


A Journalism Major and Speech Minor at University of Hawai‘i, Ashley is also on the UHM track team. Originally from San Jose, CA., she enjoys writing and surfing.



Vanessa Zamorano vanessa


Vanessa is from Orange County, CA. and attends University of Hawai‘i, where she is a Psychology Major. She loves basketball and hopes to one day be a Sports Psychologist



kellieKellie Kamigaki

Child Activities Coordinator

At UH for the summer, Kellie is studying pre-Physical Therapy as well as pursuing a Minor in Psychology at Loyola Marymount University. Kellie is from Kona and enjoys swimming, going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.