Kahanu could not have become reality without the generous, priceless support of many people. Here are just a few among many that we wish to humbly acknowledge for their contributions and cooperation.
Becky Gardner, Esq.: Licensed attorney.
Daniel Padilla, Esq.: Corporate Attorney, Carlsmith.
Devin Puapong, M.D.: Pediatric surgeon. Assisted with access to testing at Kapiolani Hospital.
Dillingham Self Storage: Free storage for our parts and ventilators until we can distribute locally after FDA approval.
Genil Saladino: Nurse at Shriner’s Hospital with FDA experience.
Kau’i Pratt-Aquino, Esq.: Recruited a volunteer legal team to assist with entity formation, FDA application, insurance, and other legal issues.
Laurie Baron, Nohea Gallery: Inventory assistance.
Micah Brodsky: Assembly assistance.
Nat Bletter (Madre Chocolate) and Stacie Bletter: Assembly assistance.
Natalie Iwasa, CPA, CFE, or accounting and tax services to our list
Oahu Makerspace: Ross Makai for helping to fabricate parts.
Oceanit: Mechanical engineering support around testing including multiple trips to an ICU room for field testing. Fabrication of covers. Oceanit is a ‘Mind to Market’ company, founded in Hawai’i. Since 1985, Oceanit has built a world class reputation for developing and migrating fundamental science to real-world applications.
Precision Machinery & Tooling: Peter Tsukamoto for helping to fabricate parts.
SNRG Design Co.: Joe Jernigan for helping to fabricate parts.
Rafa Bahamonde Nieto: helped us track down, order, and ship, a critical sensor in Spain that we needed to complete our FDA application.
Universal Manufacturers: Donated labor and materials to manufacture 200 sheet metal covers. Universal Manufacturers was established in 1958 right in the heart of Kalihi. It has expanded since then into a fully-equipped metal fabrication shop capable of handling jobs of various sizes, scales, and materials. The business is run family-style, by local, second-generation kama’aina. Our management personnel has over 60 years of continued fabrication experience, which is valuable to ensure efficiency and quality work.
University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy: Lou Robertson, Bill Unruh, and Jessica Young for helping to fabricate parts.
University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy: Roger Diamond for helping to fabricate parts.
Wall-to-Wall Studios: Logo design, industrial design, color selection all with a host of creative options we got to sort through. Mahalo Bernard Uy, Malia Wisch, Taylor Hanson and Doug Dean.