Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 314

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. 314, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 314       DOROTHY (NANI) FIFE, JAMES (JIM) C.
                        BEAMAN, and JOANNE H. KEALOHA, for terms
                        to expire June 30, 2002, 

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 Advisory Council on Rehabilitation
(Council).  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.

     Your Committee specifically notes the following:

     Dorothy (Nani) Fife is an individual with a disability
living on the island of Oahu who has extensive knowledge and
experience in working collaboratively with educational and
employment programs in the public and private sector.  She will
be an asset to the council as it develops its relationship with
the State and Local Workforce Development Councils.  Ms. Fife has

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a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and has completed
eighty hours towards a Master's degree in Special Education.  She
is active in the National Federation of the Blind, the Library
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Ho`opono Advisory
Board, and the American Cancer Society.

     James (Jim) C. Beaman serves in an advocacy capacity with
the Client Assistance Program.  He provides the council an
understanding of advocacy issues facing the vocational
rehabilitation program.  Mr. Beaman graduated from Michigan Law
School and is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and Michigan.  

     Joanne H. Kealoha is a Social Services Coordinator with the
ILWU Local 142 on Oahu.  She has a Master's degree in Social Work
from the University of California at Los Angeles.  Ms. Kealoha
serves on the Allocations Panel V of the Aloha United Way and
Catholic Charities Community Services.  She is the Chairperson of
the Labor's Community Services Committee of Oahu, the Vice-
Chairperson of the Honolulu Planning Commission, and Secretary to
the Oahu Private Industry Council.  She provides the council with
the perspectives of both labor and employers in her capacity with
the union and the Oahu Private Industry Council.  

     Testimony in support of the nominees was received from the
Department of Human Services.

     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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