About the Author
Cloudia W. Charters is a longtime Hawaii resident with a BA in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a certificate in community research from Columbia University. She has worked for many years in the field of HIV/AIDS Prevention, conducted after school groups for high risk island teens, and has published in scholarly journals. She presented her findings at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has served on the Honolulu Advertiser Community Advisory Board, and as chair of a Hawaii Department of Health Community Advisory Committee. She is proud to be on the faculty of the Aids Education & Training Center at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Today, Cloudia is an ordained inter-denominational Minister providing Street Outreach, Spiritual Counseling, and performing affordable beach weddings at Waikiki.