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.

  Amy Parungao, RN
Director of Nursing
Amy received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and comes to us with an extensive background in nursing and administration. Most recently she worked at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific for a total of 11 years, as both a Manager and the Director of Nursing, managing a team of 130 employees. Before that she worked as an RN and Nurse Manager at Straub Clinic and Hospital in various departments from 1994 to 2007.
  Joanna Vietor
Director of Nursing
JoAnna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2013 from St. Catherine University in Minnesota and her Master’s Degree in Nursing while working as a nurse for 5 years at Manoa Senior Care. She is currently working on her doctorate degree. In 2019, she was promoted to Director of Nursing for the Home Care division. JoAnna has a passion for geriatric care; and strives to bring a positive and upbeat attitude to all she encounters.
  Lora Garcia
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.
  Evelyn Toyama
Executive Assistant
Born and raised on Oahu, Evelyn comes to Manoa Senior Care with twenty plus years of experience in operations, management and senior care. Her expertise and skills also includes bringing people together through her ideas and inspiration.
  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
President
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.