VISION: Preparing Kailua to better respond to major events

Kailua, HI   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 47-4125851


KAP has a three-fold mission that helps Kailua residents prepare for all-hazard events by: 1) promoting all-hazard preparedness; 2) equipping Kailua-based response and recovery groups; and 3) coordinating the distribution of essential and life-saving resources during the recovery phase of an event.

Ruling year info



Susie Jannuzzi

Main address

150 Hamakua Drive 740

Kailua, HI 96734 USA

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Subject area info

Disasters and emergency management

Population served info

Children and youth


Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a need to educate the Kailua Community on disaster preparedness in general. In 2024, Kailua Alert & Prepared (KAP) is going to schedule small preparedness presentations to educate our community. Our county provides free Community Emergency Response Team classes, but this requires a person to dedicate three full days (typically a Saturday) to the class, which many people with families do not have.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Kailua CERT

Kailua Alert & Prepared prepares the community members by offering annual Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, which educates about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of phone calls/inquiries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Kailua CERT

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

A signup was provided at the Emergency Preparedness fair in 2023 (no fair in 2020-2022). No signup was provided during the years 2018 & 2019.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Kailua CERT

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success


Context Notes

No Kailua CERT in person meeting during 2020-2022. In person meetings resumed in 2023. Participation seems to be decreasing.

Number of briefings or presentations held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context Notes

KAP recently started offering disaster preparedness presentations.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

KAP will offer smaller presentations in hopes that the individual will be more interested in becoming CERT certified through the classes. But, if not, at least KAP has educated the individual to start to take personal action to be prepared. We hope to present these classes each quarter. Instead of doing an 7-8 hr class, we will focus on a 2-4 hour presentation on disaster preparedness (fire, tsunami, earthquake, flooding) by targeting the communities within the city of Kailua (neighborhoods, HOA's, churches, and Civic groups).

Being prepared for any disaster also aligns oneself with food sustainability. We live on an island, and the State of Hawaii only has enough food to sustain the state during a disaster for two weeks. As part of being prepared KAP also stresses being sustainable by growing some of your own produce.

Kailua Alert & Prepared has a couple of members that already compost and / or grown their own produce. These members also share their knowledge of how to effectively compost and how to use the compost toward having a successful garden.

Our organization is still young, but as mentioned earlier, some of the members of Kailua Alert & Prepared have started sharing their knowledge of sustainability with others, and will continue to do so to make it more community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback



Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $6,809
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Program Services $606
Administration $50
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $1,725


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $13,477
Total Liabilities $1,637
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $11,840


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Susie Jannuzzi

Susie served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in submarine acoustics and communications. During her tenure, she experienced the 1989 Bay Area earthquake firsthand and led the response and recovery efforts for Naval Station Treasure Island. Susie completed a master’s certificate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her final research project focused on whether residential care homes in Kailua were disaster ready. She resides in Kailua (since 1999) with her husband, David.

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 01/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Susie Jannuzzi


Susan Jannuzzi

Marc Lawton

Clem Jung

Melissa Haile

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/9/2023

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Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Gender identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.