About Us

Care Home and Home Care Services

Our team of healthcare professionals are supported by a solid administrative team ready to provide and coordinate the services you need. We welcome the opportunity to assist you or your loved one in any way we can.

Jennie Gamage, RN
Director of Nursing
Jennie received her nursing degree from Western Kentucky University and has extensive experience in nursing ranging over 34 years. She spent 19 of them at St. Francis Medical Center and the St. Francis Home Hospice Program.  Her professional background also includes 15 years of critical care nursing and more than 10 years of management experience encompassing acute hospital management, hospice liaison and hospice management.
Lora Garcia, LPN
Director of Nursing
Lora received her nursing degree in Los Angeles in 2008 and has spent the subsequent years caring for seniors. Most recently, she came to us from The Plaza at Waikiki, where she was Director of Nursing for 140 residents and managed 40 staff members. Before that she was a Charge Nurse at Kahala Nui, where she cared for residents and supervised a team of Nurse Aides. In addition to her nursing degree, Lora also holds certifications in IV Therapies, Herbology and Massage Therapy.
  Aren LaVigne, RN
Nurse Recruiter
Upon completion of her nursing degree in Minnesota, Aren started her career as an RN at Manoa Senior Care. After leaving Hawaii she spent several years as a travel nurse, with assignments in Denver, Vail, South Carolina, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Alaska. She eventually settled back in Minnesota, where she currently works part-time at Unity Hospital in the Surgical Department.
Malia Boyd
Director of Community Relations
A native of Honolulu, Malia received a bachelor’s degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a master’s degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Before coming to Manoa Senior Care, Malia worked as a magazine journalist, a senior salesperson in the pharmaceutical industry, and a marketing consultant.
Marsha Murai
Office Manager
Marsha has been with Manoa Senior Care since August of 2001. In her role as Office Manager, she oversees employee benefits and payroll, and is in charge of facilities management and food service in the Care Homes. For Manoa Senior Care’s Home Care division, Marsha is responsible for client bill payment services.
Paul M. Dold
Born and raised in Minnesota, Paul first came to the islands when he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his bachelor’s degree. After going back to Minnesota and obtaining a law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law, Paul returned to Hawaii and began his law practice. Paul established Manoa Senior Care in 1994 with one Adult Residential Care Home in East Oahu. Today, Manoa Senior Care is comprised of eleven care homes located in Manoa and Kaimuki.