SENIOR AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Parents And Children Together draws on the expertise of recognized social services professionals in key specialty areas under its Senior Affiliate Program.
Professionals are selected to serve as advisors as they provide guidance when called upon, and in some cases, offer specific services in their respective disciplines. Senior Affiliates are seasoned experts in their field and are ardent supporters and advocates for our community. These individuals provide a crucial link for Parents And Children Together and its partner providers, state agencies and local communities, while offering ongoing input on the local needs related to the strategic direction of our work and mission.
Haaheo served as the primary clinical and program vice president for Parents And Children Together from 1988 through 2016.
She grew up on the Island of Hawaii 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 of 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 continues to promote a safe, healthy and 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 over 50 years. She entered public welfare after obtaining her master’s degree 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.