Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 302

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. 302, submitting for study and
consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. No. 302       RONALD Y. FUJIMOTO, M.D., RICHARD M.
                        GOODALE, M.D., EMMALINE K. IHU, and LANI
                        J. YUKIMURA, for terms to expire June 30,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Testimony in support of these nominees was received from the
State Health Planning and Development Agency.

     Upon review of the resumes and other background information
submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that the nominees
bring a unique range of skills, abilities, and experiences to the
Kauai County Subarea Health Planning Council to which they are

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

     Ronald Y. Fujimoto, M.D., is a physician and currently is
the medical director of the Kuhio Medical Center.  Dr. Fujimoto
received his Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree
in Public Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the College of Osteopathic

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Medicine of the Pacific.  Dr. Fujimoto is a member of the
American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, a
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and
served as past president of the Kauai American Heart Association.

     Richard M. Goodale, M.D., is a physician with the Kauai
Medical Group, Inc.  Dr. Goodale received his Bachelor's degree
in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and Medical degree from
the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Dr.
Goodale is a medical officer with the United States Army, past
president of the Kauai County Medical Society, and a member of
the Hawaii Medical Association and International Society of
Travel Medicine.

     Emmaline K. Ihu is a registered nurse and a graduate of the
St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.  Ms. Ihu works with the
Department of Health in public health nursing specializing in
working with the frail and elderly.  Ms. Ihu is a board member of
the Association of Retarded Citizens Kauai, University Affiliated
Program, and co-chairperson of the Autism Project at the
University of Hawaii at Manoa.

     Lani J. Yukimura is director of community services for
Wilcox Memorial Hospital.  Ms. Yukimura received a Bachelor's
degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  She is also the
president of Adult Day Health Services Hawaii, Inc.  Ms. Yukimura
serves on the executive committee of the Kauai High and
Intermediate School to Work program, is a youth advisor with the
Kauai Ke Ala Hoku Youth Steering Committee and the Young Women's
Christian Association, and president of Project Grad of Kauai
High and Intermediate.

     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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