Parents And Children Together often draws on the expertise of recognized social services professionals in key specialty areas to ensure quality services. These professionals, our Senior Affiliates, are selected to serve as advisors who guide PACT when called upon and who are, in some cases, engaged to provide specific services within their discipline. PACT Senior Affiliates have proven themselves through long and far-reaching service in their field, along with tenacious community advocacy and support for the mission of PACT. They provide a crucial link between the organization, partner providers, state agencies and local communities, and offer ongoing input on local needs related to the strategic direction of PACT’s work.
Haaheo served as the primary clinical and program Vice President for PACT from 1988 until 2016.
She grew up on the Big Island with deep cultural roots and values that she brings to each task she undertakes. Mansfield has been a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) since 1995, and has over 26 years’ experience in the field of human services. She developed and built the Hana Like Home Visitor Program in Hawaii over 20 years ago. Today Hana Like still promotes a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for young children to thrive in by working with families in their homes thanks to State and Federal funding implemented through Hawaii Social Services agencies.
Mansfield has been publicly recognized for her contributions in many arenas. She was awarded the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the National Association of Social Workers. She has served as a Commissioner of the State Commission on the Status of Women, and as a Governor appointee to the State Council on Mental Health.
Maureen has been a staunch advocate for children and families in Hawaii for Judiciary for over 50 years. She entered public welfare after obtaining her Masters in Social Work and went on to work in family, adolescent, child and marital counseling. Maureen spent 31 years in the Hawaii State Judiciary where she developed and administered programs in juvenile justice, civil and criminal justice, and child welfare services. In her role, she represented Hawaii’s Judiciary throughout the state and nationally. Maureen was a key supporter of family visitation centers, and oversaw the effective implementation of safe family visitation services in Hawaii so that parents without custodial rights can visit with their children in a positive environment. She has presented to the National Center for State Courts, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Courts, Federal Access and Visitation State Coordinators and the National Fatality Review.