Office of Wellness and Resilience


Project Manager Keala-Kaopuiki-Santos, Director of Communications & Engagement Erica Yamauchi, Project Manager Naomi Leipold, Director Tia L. R. Hartsock, Project Manager Kevin Thompson, Executive Administrative Assistant Jodie Burgess.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Wellness and Resilience is to strengthen our state systems and services, using healing-centered care principles as strategies to make Hawai‘i a trauma-informed state. We break down barriers that impact the physical, social, and emotional well-being of Hawai‘i’s people – from keiki to kūpuna.


Gov. David Ige signed Senate Bill 2482 in July 2022, creating the nation’s first statewide-legislated Office of Wellness and Resilience. It is now known as Act 291.

The Office was founded in January 2023 with Gov. Josh Green’s appointment of Tia L. R. Hartsock as its inaugural director. We became fully staffed in June.


Our newsletter is distributed every other month. We’d love to share our updates with you. To be added to our mailing list, please email us below with the subject line <Newsletter>.

July 2023 


Contact Us 

Let’s talk story.

Phone: (808) 586-0805

Email: [email protected]