Ellaine Lavarias, RN
Director of Nursing
Ellaine is the Director of Nursing at The Plaza at Pearl City. She was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated from Manila Central University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. She joined The Plaza at Mililani in March 2017 as a Charge Nurse, was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing in January 2020, and then to Director of Nursing at The Plaza at Pearl City in November of 2020. Prior to working at The Plaza, Ellaine worked at Easter Seals Hawaii as a Community Based Provider, where she provided support for educational, developmental, and therapeutic programs for adults with special needs and their families. She has also worked in skilled nursing and Home Health where she provided skilled nursing services to home-bound patients.
For Ellaine, ‘to live, to love and to learn’ are the certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment, and caring for our Kupuna contributes a lot to her self-fulfillment. For her, in this industry, you absolutely need to have a big heart in providing care for the elderly and consider them as part of your family.