Maui AIDS Foundation has new leadership

Chasity Cadaoas is the first woman to lead Maui AIDS Foundation.

Maui AIDS Foundation on Tuesday announced its new executive director, who is the first woman to serve in the position.

Chasity Cadaoas, who previously worked as the organization’s director of prevention /lab services, was the “best candidate” to fill the role, according to interim Executive Director Keoni Kuoha.

“I’m excited to see Chasity move into this new role within Maui AIDS Foundation,” said Kuoha. “She has long demonstrated poised leadership, deep community collaboration, and inspirational strength during her previous roles with us.”

Maui AIDS Foundation also announced the hiring of Ricky Jones, who will fill Cadaoas’ previous position. Cadaoas started in her new role Monday.

“Mahalo nui loa to Keoni and our board members for the dedication and endless hours devoted to this transitional process,” said Cadaoas. “I am honored and grateful for this opportunity to serve our agency in a different capacity, and I look forward to moving together into this new era with the staff and Maui County ohana at large.”

Ricky Jones will fill Cadaoas previous position as prevention/lab services director.

In addition, the organization welcomed Josef Robinson as a new medical case manager and said goodbye to two longtime employees, Patient Coordinator Frank Wolfe and Director of Finance Walter Murphy.

Wolfe had been with the foundation for five years while Murphy had served for 11 years.

Maui AIDS Foundation, established in 1987, is a nonprofit, federally funded case management service for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. It’s the only AIDS service organization in Maui County.

To make an appointment, call 242-4900. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information about Maui AIDS Foundation, go to www.Maui AIDS.org.