Candice Carter was raised on Oahu and spent several years as the Executive Director of Na Hoaloha – Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, where she was recognized for the national “Best Practices in Caregiving” and the “People Who Make a Difference Award” in 2015 and 2016, respectively. During her time at Na Hoaloha, Candice was appointed by Governor Abercrombie to serve on the Hawaii Statewide Independent Living Council and the Maui County Council on Aging, where she continued her advocacy for older adults.
Throughout her professional career, Candice has dedicated herself to lobbying for policy changes and creating innovative programs to support seniors in aging in place as an Executive Director. Her life’s work has been focused on establishing an empowering environment for older adults, encouraging them to become self-advocates, and amplifying the voices of those who are frequently overlooked. In pursuit of this goal, she has devoted her professional life to grassroots advocacy and community development. One of her most notable experiences includes serving as an Advocacy Director for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for nearly two decades.
Today, Candice continues to advocate for vulnerable populations as an appointed court advocate for children in Texas foster care and as a member of the Waipukua Board of Directors in Maui. With her leadership and vision, Candice is making a positive impact in the lives of Maui’s youth through her work with Nā Keiki O Emalia.