Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 316



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


CHRISTOPHER J. LUTZ for terms to expire June 30, 2002, and June 30, 2006; and

GREIG E. GASPAR for a term to expire June 30, 2006,

begs leave to report as follows:

Your Committee received testimony in support of both nominees from the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Testimony was received in support of Greig E. Gaspar from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, State Senator of the 14th District, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Kamehameha Talent Search Program, and one individual.

Christopher J. Lutz received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and Master's degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University. Currently he is a health care administrator for Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii. Mr. Lutz also is a board member of the Tantalus Community Association.

Greig E. Gaspar, a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is a marketing specialist with the Waimanalo Health Center. His community service includes board member of Hina Mauka, Oahu council member for Native Hawaiian Education Council, and member of the Governor's State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice. Mr. Gaspar is also an HMSA Ola Pono Award Winner, Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Community Volunteer Award Winner, and KGMB Spirit Award Winner.

Upon review of the testimony and written statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that Greig E. Gaspar and Christopher J. Lutz have the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Windward Oahu Subarea Health Planning Council.

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,