Panelists

UTOPIA.png

Diana Krishna

UTOPIA WA

Our Mission is to provide sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of QTPIs – Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders – through community organizing, community care, civic engagement and cultural stewardship.

https://utopiaseattle.org/

api%252520chaya_edited_edited_edited.png

Sela Teulilo

API Chaya

API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness.  We build power by educating and mobilizing South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation, creating a world where all people can heal and thrive. 

https://www.apichaya.org/#get-help-section

api%252520chaya_edited_edited_edited.png

Lourdez Velasco

API Chaya

API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness.  We build power by educating and mobilizing South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation, creating a world where all people can heal and thrive. 

https://www.apichaya.org/#get-help-section

121128663_391165552272910_32533201777569

PolysAndMentalHelath

.

Shedding light about mental health and suicide prevention within the Polynesian community.

https://www.facebook.com/polysandmentalhealth

dr.hafoka.jfif

Dr. Ofa Hafoka Kanuch

Brigham Young  University

Ofa Hafoka-Kanuch is a counselor and licensed psychologist at BYU Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Ofa_hafoka@byu.edu

Vince Manibusan

Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center

I am a Mental Health and Social Services Professional who has served as a Psychiatric Social Worker with the Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center and as a Social Services Specialist with Washington State’s Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) in King County.

vince_manibusan@yahoo.com

swoosh.png

Dillon Nishimoto

Asian Counseling and Referral Services

ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

DillonN@acrs.org