Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 309

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


     G.M. No. 309       LESLIE ROSS, Ph.D., for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2001; and

                        KUHIO ASAM, M.D., WILLIAM S. BUD BOWLES,
                        SANDRA JANE MIYOSHI, MARILYN JEAN MOE,
                        SHELLY A. ABE OGATA, and POE SUA'AVA III,
                        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 to assist in administering the
functions of the State Council on Mental Health.  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 Council.

     The Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division,
submitted testimony in support of all of the nominees.

     Your Committee specifically notes the following:

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     Leslie Ross holds a Doctorate in Clinical and Counseling
Psychology from Columbia Pacific University.  She is the Director
of Operations for Kahi Mohala Outpatient Psychiatry.  Dr. Ross is
active in the Mental Health Community Coalition.

     Kuhio Asam is a psychiatrist and medical director at Kahi
Mohala.  He graduated from the John A. Burns School of Medicine
at the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Asam is a member of the
American Psychiatric Association.  He also serves on the Board of
Directors of Hanahauoli School.

     William S. Bud Bowles is a Program Manager for United Self
Help.  He is also the owner of Bowles Advertising and Public
Relations.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration with a specialty in Marketing and a minor in
Journalism from the University of Hawaii.  Mr. Bowles is a member
of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association.

     Sandra Jane Miyoshi is a Homeless Programs Administrator
with the State of Hawaii.  She graduated from the University of
Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

     Marilyn Jean Moe is certified as a Clinical Specialist in
Psychiatry by the American Nursing Association.  She received her
MSN degree in nursing from the University of Hawaii.  Ms. Moe was
selected to sit on the Joint Commission on Aging and has taught
at the University of Hawaii School of Nursing and the John A.
Burns School of Medicine.  

     Shelly A. Abe Ogata is a Registered Nurse working on the
Helping Hands Hawaii ACT Team in Hilo.  She holds a Master's
degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Mrs. Ogata is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from the
Susannah Wesley Community Center and four private citizens.

     Poe Sua`ava III is a counselor at Waianae High School.  He
holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Hawaii
with a specialty in School Counseling.  Mr. Sua`ava is a member
of the Hawaii State Counselors Association and is co-advisor to
the Waianae High School Samoan Club.

     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

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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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