Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 291

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 291, as amended by Governor's
Message No. 332, submitting for study and consideration the
nominations of:


     G.M. No. 291       ALISON M. DINGLEY and THOMAS H. KAAIAI,
                        JR., for terms to expire June 30, 2001;

                        JUDITH AKAMINE, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2002; and

                        GARY L. BLAICH, M.D., and GODFREY "KAIPO"
                        KEALALIO, II, for terms to expire
                        June 30, 2003,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominees are
volunteers, willing to serve without compensation, who will work
with compassion and commitment.  Your Committee further finds
that the nominees have been appointed based upon their
professional credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii
better through their participation on the Hawai`i Advisory
Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances to which they
have been nominated.

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     The Department of Health submitted testimony in support of
all of the nominees.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

     Alison M. Dingley is Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
and formerly the Vicar of Waikiki Episcopal Church.  She is a
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, a Certified Substance Abuse
Manager, and has served as a substance abuse specialist for the
Department of Public Safety and as the Director of Outpatient
Services for the Salvation Army, A.T.S.  Ms. Dingley is a
graduate of Shimer College and holds a Master's of Divinity
degree from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

     Thomas H. Kaaiai, Jr. is an Officer with the Honolulu Police
Department Crime Prevention Section, and former Drug Awareness
Coordinator for the department.  He is President-Elect of the
Society for Public Health Education, President of Hawaii
D.A.R.E., and provides consultations to numerous agencies, work
sites, community groups, families, and individuals in the field
of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and crisis work.
Mr. Kaaiai has a degree from Honolulu Community College and
attended Chaminade University.

     Judith Akamine, R.N., is a Public Health Nurse with the
Department of Health.  A member of the Hawaii Alliance for
Community Health and the Hawaii Island Rural Health Association,
she has many years experience in nursing on Oahu and the island
of Hawaii.  Ms. Akamine holds both undergraduate and graduate
nursing degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

     Gary L. Blaich, M.D., is a psychiatrist with Diamond Head
Mental Health Clinic and has been in private practice both on
Kauai and in Honolulu.  Dr. Blaich is a member of the State
Advisory Council on Mental Health, the Manoa Subwatershed
Advisory Council of the Ala Wai Watershed Water Quality
Improvement Project, and Malama o Manoa.  He is a graduate of
Dartmouth College and the University of Washington School of

     Godfrey "Kaipo" Kealalio, II, is with the Aloha Council of
the Boy Scouts of America, and works with youth throughout the
State.  In addition, Mr. Kealalio is active in the Rotary Club,
and community organizations such as the Heart Association and
March of Dimes.  He holds undergraduate degrees from several
colleges and a Master's degree from the University of California
at Los Angeles.

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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the
positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate
advise and consent to the nominations.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Health and Human

                                   SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

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