STAND. COM. REP. NO.3588
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 306
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 306, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee
Karleen K. Yoshioka, for a term to expire June 30, 2005; and
David William May, Gail T. Tominaga, M.D., and Thomas A. Veatch, for terms to expire June 30, 2006,
begs leave to report as follows:
Upon review of the testimony and written statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that Karleen K. Yoshioka, David William May, Gail T. Tominaga, M.D., and Thomas A. Veatch have the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.
Your Committee received testimony from the Department of Health in support of the nominees.
Karleen K. Yoshioka holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Hawaii, and a registered nurse license in Hawaii. Ms. Yoshioka presently serves as a Nurse Manager for the Hawaii District Health Office, and has served as a nurse within the district office since 1970. She is an active community volunteer with the Organ Donor Center of Hawaii, the Big Island Dental Task Force, the Hawaii Island Rural Health Association, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program.
David William May holds a nursing degree from Methodist School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, and a registered nurse license in Hawaii. Mr. May presently serves as the Maui County Supervisor with the Hawaii Air Ambulance, and has held various nursing positions with Maui Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Missouri.
Gail T. Tominaga, M.D. holds a Medical degree from the University of California Irvine College of Medicine and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Tominaga presently serves as Medical Director and Chief of Trauma Division at the Queen's Medical Center. She is an active member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and American College of Surgeons State Committee on Trauma, among many others.
Thomas A. Veatch was educated as a paramedic in Honolulu and has been employed since 1978 as a paramedic with various emergency response companies. Mr. Veatch is an active community volunteer with the U.S. Navy League and as a little league coach.
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 Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair