An avid cyclist, and former President of Girls on the Run- Chicago, where I volunteered and served on the Board of Directors since 2003, we moved to Hawaii so that we could play outside all 12 months of the year. Originally from Chicago, I spent 30+ years in big box retail management, and spent most of my free time volunteering and giving back to my community. Having served on 2 different non-profit Boards in leadership roles, I understand the importance of dedicated Board Service and am passionate about making a difference.
I am excited to be a part of PATH Hawaii and help champion the efforts at creating safe places to walk, run & ride on the Big Island plus continue the focus of youth education and safety.
Claudia is a Community Health Worker Supervisor at Hawaii Island Community Health Center, has been in outreach for over eight years.
She received her B.A in Transborder Chicano/Latino studies from Arizona State University with a focus on Community Health and Development and her Master’s in Social Work through the University of Hawai’i Manoa Campus.
Claudia is fluent in both Spanish and English. Before coming to Hawai’i, she worked as a Spanish medical interpreter for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona for over 17 years. Claudia has completed certifications in interpretation and translation through the Agnese Haury Institute of Interpretation at the University of Arizona. She participated in a national program known as the “Medical Interpreter Project,” where over 50 interpreters nationwide were trained to provide “train the trainer” to other medical interpreters. In the fall of 2015, she completed “Bridging the Gap” through the Office of Language Access Hawaii State Department of Health and is part of their roster offering Language services on the West Side of Hawai’i.
Claudia’s responsibilities as a Community Health Worker Supervisor are reaching out to the underserved community and helping to identify barriers in their health care. She is involved with providing health education to the migrant farmworker community and teaching perinatal health education classes through a “Healthy Mamas” program at Hawaii Island Community Health Center.
Tami MacAller is newly retired Public Health Professional and Community College instructor. She has been active with PATH as a member, volunteer and working collaboratively with PATH projects during her employment with the Hawaii Public Health Institute (HIPHI).
Tami has spent much of her career promoting health and wellness to prevent chronic disease, while personally focusing on her own health, by staying active as an ocean swimmer, triathlete, cyclist, and hiker. “I believe in active living throughout our lifespan, just keep moving!”
As an avid believer in giving back to our community, she volunteers at local athletic events, Ironman, promoting healthy eating and active living, coastal clean ups, and assisting community members to connect with the resources they need to support healthful living.
Melissa Braswell has been the owner of Big Island Running Company for 11 years. In that time, she has participated in and sponsored many of the local races and events on the Big Island, including helping organize registration on race morning for both the Run for Hops and PATH Run for many years. She is an active runner and occasional swimmer and enjoys helping people in the community become and stay active. Prior to her time on the Big Island, Melissa was an attorney in Chicago, and recently received her Hawaii law license as well.