Miriam Aneo

Return to Leadership Miriam Aneo Board of Directors; Community Outreach Liaison/Interpretor (Marshallese) Miriam Aneo  is from the Marshall Islands and was born to the late Dr. Enta Peter and Jeita Peter, RN. Her father was the first Dentist of the Marshall Islands, while her mother was a nurse during World War lI; because of her upbringing

BLM Caravan

Island Liaison participated as part of the caravan display in showing support for BLM.

See our new PI Census Video!

AZ AANHPI for Equity Complete Count Committee & Island Liaison, Inc. brings to you the three ways on to how to “BE COUNTED” in this 2020 Census. Watch and listen to the Pacific Islander languages of Chamorro, Marshallese, and Chuukese from the region of Micronesia in the Western Pacific. Greetings, People of the Mariana Islands!

Merci Hernandez

Return to Leadership Merci Hernandez Chair Born on Guam, Merci has made Arizona her home for the past 20 years. An employee of the Judiciary, she serves as a Departmental Liaison with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and works closely with the Victim Advocacy Office.  As a former member of the Maricopa County Diversity Council,

SPARK Podcast Features Island Liaison

Episode 1: A Conversation with Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

SPARK Podcast Features Island Liaison’s very own President, Claudia Kaercher. SPARK reached out to Island Liaison to feature with other guests in the 1st of 3 episode series; this thoughtful podcast is dedicated to show where national and regional leaders of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage can share their views, ideas, thoughts, and interests in a safe environment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

Ride the healthy waves and keep yourself and your loved ones safe. We can all help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and end the pandemic by following CDC guidelines and getting vaccinated. Family is very important to our Pacific Island cultures – as such, it is important to keep those more at risk

Census 2020 – Count Me In!

Every 10 years, each household receives the Decennial Census to complete which helps shape future decisions and resources. For census resources click here. Due to COVID-19, the deadline to submit your “Be Counted” has been extended to October 15 2020.

Asian Chamber of Commerce AZ’s 2020 Person of the Year

Congratulations to our very own President, Claudia Kaercher, for being recognized by the Asian Chamber of Commerce AZ’s 2020 person of the Year! Claudia Kaercher, President of Island Liaison, was recognized this past 18 January 2020 for her active contributions in the community. Claudia has been involved in several organizations throughout Arizona and has provided

AZ Maricopa County Assessor Paul Peterson Adoption Fraud Scheme Press Release

NEWS RELEASE!!! 26 December 2019This is the latest status on our collaborative humanitarian work helping the Marshallese women (considered victims) enmeshed in the Arizona Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen Adoption Fraud Scheme. At the time of Peterson’s arrest on 8 October 2019, eight Marshallese women (one babysitter, one previously gave birth a month before the