Who We Are
Gabby Gouveia, RN, BSN Co-Founder & Executive Director
Born and raised in Aiea, Gabby is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Let Grace In and bereaved mother. She is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and she has been caring for patients and their families through sickness and the end-of-life process for 22 years. She is also an advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. She and Kaʻeo have been married for 15 years and she is a mother to three children – Grayson, Olivia and Charli.
Ka'eo Gouveia, MBA Co-Founder & Director
Kaʻeo is the Co-Founder and Director on the Board and manages the financial operations and compliance.
He received his bachelorʻs degree in business administration and a MBA in marketing. He is the Co-Owner of Pacific ComTech, a local telcom construction company in Kapolei. He is an operations executive with leadership experience across a diverse set of industries. His specialties include general management, business development, strategic planning and execution, technology integration, team development, and business operations.
Jessica Ando, MA, LMFT
Jessica was born and raised in Honolulu. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and studio arts at Loyola Marymount University. She continued her studies there and received her master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawai’i. She worked as a grief counselor with adults and children in Hospice for almost 10 years. Currently, she works as a Behavioral Health Specialist in the educational system. She enjoys utilizing her skills in art and art therapy to help patients and families express themselves and find healing. She also began to pursue her identity as a professional artist, realizing her true gift is being able to create mindful and intentional art. She is certifying in the art therapy modality of nature mandalas. Jessica is a vital member of our programs team and serves on our Board of Directors.
Cody Keale, MScs
Cody earned a Bachelors in Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii and holds a Master of Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health. He is a passionate La’au Lapa’au (green medicine) practitioner, and studied under the late Kumu Levon Ohai. He is also a seasoned Lomi Lomi practitioner and studied with Aunty Noelani Veary, Uncle Freddie Tira and Kaliko Chang. He currently works for Keiki O Ka ‘Āina and educates the community on Native Hawaiian La’au Lapa’au through workshops.
Paul was born and raised in Hawaii and is the father of three children. He has been a registered nurse for 10 years specializing in critical care and adult care. Paul participated in changing the way end of life is done in the hospital setting by implementing evidenced based intervention to help staff, patients and their families through the death and dying process.
Paul plays an essential role in logistics for the Hope Retreats and is a lover of outdoor activities.
Natalie Star Mansfield, RN, BSN
Ashley Wolfe, MA, CCLS
Ashley is the author of the childrenʻs book My Journey with the Wind: A magical story of grief. She has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for the past 14 years working in hospital, hospice, and community settings helping children and their families emotionally through therapeutic play activities, educational coaching, and support groups. Last year, Ashley was a virtual adjunct professor at Central Washington University teaching Therapeutic Play for both undergraduate and graduate students. Her favorite part of teaching has been helping students understand the theory behind therapeutic play but most importantly encouraging them to think creatively about real life application of these theories and what these concepts actually look like in practice. She is a Grief Recovery & Bereavement Specialist and will be offering grief support groups in the community, 1-1 adult grief coaching, and support for caregivers to help their children experiencing grief. She is devoted to her three young sons and loves raising them with her husband where she grew up in beautiful Hawaii.
Joyce Wong, RN, HN-BC, CHTP, LMT
Joyce has been a registered nurse for 33 years primarily working in pediatric oncology. She founded the Integrated Medicine Program at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and specialized as a holistic nurse for 8 years. Joyce brings Healing Touch and holistic activities to retreats and monthly events. She is also a licensed massage therapist. She is a cancer survivor and founder of Ikaika, a camp for teen oncology patients and survivors. She is grandma to Grayson, Olivia, and Charli.