Cathy Kiana Keiko Kapua
Cathy Kiana Keiko Kapua, or Taffy as she is better known by the transgender community has been providing social and health services since 2003. She started off as a Peer Educator and Employment Specialist at Kulia Na Mamo, in Honolulu, HI then moving on to become an HIV Prevention Specialist at Life Foundation.
She has since worked on several other empowering projects specific to transgender communities who engage in higher-risk activities. Cathy has been successful in advocating for transgender programming and providing culturally competent trainings on sexuality and gender identity to agencies, colleges and high schools. Being a role model to the younger transgender community in Hawai'i drives Cathy's passion to continue her advocacy within the healthcare and social service fields.