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Carolyn Kuali`i  ~ Consulting

Service History ~ Health & Human Services

A Lakota medicine man once told a colleague of mine, “that when a person comes to you for healing, it’s them who heals you”. During the eight years I provided direct services under a Ryan White C.A.R.E Act Program, I had the privilege to experience this healing first hand. What I witnessed was that, no matter how tough the circumstances, my clients always found a way to rise above it. This was a testament to their strength and courage – that even when the future seemed to be a dim light in a darkened tunnel, the will of the human spirit forges its way through and makes the necessary adjustments to survive. This has been a great lesson for me. I have come to realize that there is great healing in love, compassion, forgiveness and letting go - but most important, in giving. My work and association with people living with HIV/AIDS and working with community-based organizations and government and non-government

health and human services agencies have enriched my life. . .Carolyn

In 1993 Carolyn developed one of the first Native HIV case management programs under the Ryan White CARE Act, Special Projects of National Significance. Her involvement provided her an opportunity to be a voice for the community she served as a member on the State of Hawaii’s Community Care Planning Group; a board member for the State of Hawaii’s Community Health Outreach Work to Prevent AIDS (CHOW Project); and a member of the Ahalaya Project - a national network of Native American HIV Case Management programs. Recognized for her ground breaking work in Native Case Management and advocacy on behalf of Natives living with HIV/AIDS, in 2002 Carolyn was invited to join the capacity building team at the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.
In 2006, Carolyn branched off on her own as a independent consultant providing technical assistance and capacity building services to community based organizations, AIDS service organizations, tribal entities and state & regional health departments. Carolyn has worked as a contractor with the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Papa Ola Lokahi - the Native Hawaiian Health Board, Navajo AIDS Network, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Sage Associates, Inc., the Ibigeewatsi Center and Benefits Education Center.

In 1993 Carolyn developed one of the first Native HIV case management programs under the Ryan White CARE Act, Special Projects of National Significance. Her involvement provided her an opportunity to be a voice for the community she served as a member on the State of Hawaii’s Community Care Planning Group; a board member for the State of Hawaii’s Community Health Outreach Work to Prevent AIDS (CHOW Project); and a member of the Ahalaya Project - a national network of Native American HIV Case Management programs. Recognized for her ground breaking work in Native Case Management and advocacy on behalf of Natives living with HIV/AIDS, in 2002 Carolyn was invited to join the capacity building team at the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.

In 2006, Carolyn branched off on her own as a independent consultant providing technical assistance and capacity building services to community based organizations, AIDS service organizations, tribal entities and state & regional health departments. Carolyn has worked as a contractor with the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Papa Ola Lokahi - the Native Hawaiian Health Board, Navajo AIDS Network, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Sage Associates, Inc., the Ibigeewatsi Center and Benefits Education Center.

Carolyn Kuali'i is a highly valued and sought-after consultant for us, at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC). Her skills are solidly based upon evidentiary data, which she couples with an intimate and advanced knowledge of community strengths and documented needs. We have been fortunate to use her talents to the service of many US ethnic populations, and to-date, we are always pleased with her results. Thank-You, Carolyn! You've managed to combine professional expertise, community knowledge and human caring all into one, great consultative package!    —Jay Blackwell, MA - Director of Capacity Building, OMHRC, Rockville, MD