STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3430

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, and 662, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee

 

G.M. No. 657

LYNETTE SCHAEFER,

for a term to expire 6-30-2016;

 

G.M. No. 658

DIAN GRUBER,

for a term to expire 6-30-2018;

 

G.M. No. 659

CHARLES GRIEP,

for a term to expire 6-30-2014;

 

G.M. No. 660

CHARLES GRIEP,

for a term to expire 6-30-2018;

 

G.M. No. 661

CODY BONILLA,

for a term to expire 6-30-2015; and

 

G.M. No. 662

RONALD KURODA,

for a term to expire 6-30-2017.

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee has reviewed the personal histories and resumes submitted by the nominees and finds Lynette Schaefer, Dian Gruber, Charles Griep, Cody Bonilla, and Ronald Kuroda to possess the requisite commitment, sincerity, dedication, and qualifications to be nominated to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

LYNETTE SCHAEFER

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of Lynette Schaefer from the Department of Health, American Medical Response, and eight individuals.

 

Ms. Schaefer received a Master of Divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

 

Ms. Schaefer currently serves as the Maui Police Department Chaplain. Prior to this position, she served as Pastor for Grace Episcopal Church. Ms. Schaefer's community service includes work with Hospice Hawaii Molokai, Molokai Community Health Center, Hale Hookupaa, Hale Laiku Shelter for Victims of Family Violence, and Molokai Humane Society.

 

Your Committee finds that Ms. Schaefer has served on numerous community boards and has over thirty-five years of experience with emergency medical services personnel. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Schaefer's experience and dedication will be an asset as the consumer representative for the County of Maui.

 

DIAN GRUBER

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of Dian Gruber from the Department of Health.

 

Ms. Gruber currently serves as Manager for Ambulatory Surgery, Recovery Room, and Endoscopy at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. Prior to this position, Ms. Gruber worked as an Emergency Room Staff Nurse at the Munson Medical Center. Additionally, she has worked in various capacities at the Loyola University Medical Center, St. Anne's Hospital, West Suburban Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center. Ms. Gruber's community service includes volunteering with Emergency Response, Disaster Relief/Survivors Care Committee, Parent Teacher Association, and Girl Scouts.

 

Your Committee finds that Ms. Gruber has served on the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee as an allied health member representing the County of Maui since July 2012. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Gruber's experience and insights from her nursing career at Maui Memorial Medical Center will continue to be valuable experience to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

CHARLES GRIEP

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of Charles Griep from the Department of Health, American Medical Response, and four individuals.

 

Captain Griep received an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science from Honolulu Community College. Additionally, he has attended several Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership and Management Courses.

 

Captain Griep currently serves as Captain and Emergency Medical Technician for the Medical Section of the Honolulu Fire Department Training and Research Bureau. Prior to this position, Captain Griep worked as a Fire Fighter at the Mokulele, Pawaa, Kaimuki, and McCully Fire Stations.

 

In 2007, Captain Griep received the Medal of Valor from the Honolulu Fire Department. In addition, he has received the honor of being named City and County of Honolulu Employee of the Year and Honolulu Fire Department Fire Fighter of the Year. Your Committee finds that Captain Griep's knowledge and experience in fire and emergency medical services will be valuable assets to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

CODY BONILLA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of Cody Bonilla from the Department of Health, American Medical Response, and two individuals.

 

Mr. Bonilla received a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Hill University. He received certification as a Mobile Intensive Care Technician (EMT-Paramedic) from Kapiolani Community College.

 

Mr. Bonilla currently serves as a Mobile Intensive Care Technician, Team Leader, and Injury Prevention Coordinator for American Medical Response. In this role, Mr. Bonilla provides competent medical attention for the county of Kauai in various situations, including medical emergencies, controlled medical transports, medical standbys, and community events. Additionally, Mr. Bonilla volunteers with youth sports leagues.

 

Your Committee finds that Mr. Bonilla is active in a number of public service activities. Your Committee further finds that his participation, knowledge, and expertise will be an asset to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

RONALD KURODA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of Ronald Kuroda from the Department of Health, American Medical Response, and one individual.

 

Dr. Kuroda received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. Dr. Kuroda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech with a minor in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

 

Dr. Kuroda serves as an Attending Physician of Emergency Medicine at The Queen's Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Prior to these positions, Dr. Kuroda served as an Intensive Care Unit Physician and On-Call Resuscitation Team Leader at Lucerne Hospital. Dr. Kuroda is the recipient of the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Award from the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

 

As the Associate Medical Director at Kapiolani Community College Department of Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Kuroda is actively involved in the education and training of Emergency Medical Services students. Your Committee finds that Dr. Kuroda will bring valuable experience and perspectives to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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,

 

 

 

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JOSH GREEN, Chair