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Hometown Hero - Valerie Janikowski

Hometown Hero Week 12 Winner - Valerie Janikowski

Congratulations to our Hometown Hero week 12 winner, Valerie Janikowski! Valerie is the Director and only full-time Registered Nurse for a newly formed licensed home health and home care non-profit on the island of Lana'i called Lana'i Kina'ole. She has dedicated the past two years, mostly unpaid, to providing Lana'i with nursing care at home. With the sudden, extensive outbreak of COVID-19 on Lana'i, she has helped to coordinate and deliver groceries, mail, medications, care packages, and more to those in quarantine.

Thank you Valerie for the dedication you have shown to our community. Through your generosity and selfless acts of giving we are reminded of the importance of compassion for others and that true aloha spirit lives on in Maui County, even through the toughest times. You are a real life hero and we are forever grateful.

Click here to listen to Valerie's interview on Kiss 99.9 FM - The Morning Kiss.


If you would like to honor someone who has demonstrated outstanding service, giving, compassion or other service to the community, submit your nomination at

A partnership with Maui Health and Pacific Media Group, a Hometown Hero is chosen and recognized each week on 99.9 KISS FM - The Morning Kiss, and online. Each winner also receives $50 worth of gift cards!