Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 342

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


     G.M. No. 342       RONALD T. HAYASHI, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2002; and

                        ANN M. DITZLER, KEVIN W. SYPNIEWSKI, and
                        ROY YAMAUCHI, for terms to expire
                        June 30, 2003,

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
Windward Oahu Subarea Health Planning Council.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

     Ronald T. Hayashi is the principal of HCCS Consulting
Associates.  Mr. Hayashi received his Bachelor's degree in
business from the University of Hawaii and his Master's in
business administration from Boston University.  Mr. Hayashi is

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active as a board member for Young Life and has previously served
as a board member with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

     Ann M. Ditzler is an analyst with Hawaii Medical Service
Association.  Ms. Ditzler is a registered dietician and received
her Bachelor's from Michigan State University and a Master's
degree from Case Western Reserve University.  Ms. Ditzler has
served with the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
and the Queen's Medical Center.  Currently, she is a district
committee member with the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts and a
member of the Junior League of Honolulu.

     Kevin W. Sypniewski is the president of AssistGuide, Inc.
Mr. Sypniewski received a Bachelor's degree in business
administration from Southern Methodist University.  Mr.
Sypniewski has been active in long-term care and served on the
Finance Resource Group of the Hawaii Long Term Care Reform Blue
Ribbon Task Force as well as the National League for Nursing's
Reimbursement Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on
Long Term Care.

     Roy Yamauchi is a pharmacist with Hawaii Medical Service
Association.  He earned a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the
University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Mr. Yamauchi is a member
of the Hawaii Pharmacist Association, the American Pharmaceutical
Associates, and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.  Mr.
Yamauchi currently serves on the board for Drug Addiction
Services of Hawaii as vice-president.

     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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