Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 212




Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 212, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Board of Health


G.M. No. 212


for a term to expire 6-30-2014,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by the nominee, and finds Kevin D. Cassel to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed to the Board of Health.


Testimony in support of Kevin D. Cassel's nomination to the Board of Health was submitted by the Department of Health. Written testimony presented to the Committee may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.


Kevin D. Cassel received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Throughout his career he has held a series of positions of increasing expertise with his experience ranging from facilitating the rehabilitation of adjudicated delinquent juveniles at a youth detention center to serving as a Cancer Information Specialist and Outreach Coordinator to his current position of Partnership Program Coordinator for the Cancer Information Service of the National Cancer Institute, where his work was honored with the Spirit of the Cancer Information Service Award in 2001 and 2007.


In addition to his profession accomplishments, Mr. Cassel's work has been featured in over fifteen publications. He also currently serves on the Hawaii Board of Health, the Board of Directors of the Victory Ohana Prison Fellowship, and the Pearl City Neighborhood Board.


Your Committee finds that Kevin D. Cassel's breadth of experience in the health field makes him a valuable member of the Board of Health. Your Committee further wishes to recognize Mr. Cassel's previous service on the Board of Health and lauds his dedication to improving the state of our community's healthcare.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,