Imua Family Services has new president

Karen Worthington has been elected president of the board of directors of Imua Family Services, according to an announcement.

She is a children’s law attorney with a national consulting and writing business focused on child maltreatment and juvenile justice.

In addition to serving on the board of Imua Family Services, Worthington is involved with the Hanai Coalition, a consortium of agencies and individuals who support foster, adoptive, legal guardianship and hanai families in Maui County; the Ho’oikaika Partners, a group of organizations committed to preventing child abuse and neglect; and the Kula School PTA. She is also a member of the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund Coalition and is a lecturer with the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Social Sciences.

Worthington lives in Kula with her husband, Mark Crowe, and their two daughters.

The newly elected board of directors also includes Brian Kakihara, vice president and corporate secretary; Ruth Ballinger, vice president; Dr. Felicitas Livaudais, vice president; and Leslie Ann Yokouchi, Dr. John Briley, Ivo DeWilde, Dr. Gabrielle Galler-Rimm, Susan Moulton, Gail Russell, Joyce Tamori, Daniel Uhrich, David Yarbrough and Roy Yamaguchi, an honorary director.

For more information about Imua Family Services visit or call 244-7467.