Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 530




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 530, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea


G.M. No. 530


for a term to expire 06-30-2019,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Hilary Okumura for service on the Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Hilary Okumura from the State Health Planning and Development Agency, Arcadia Family of Companies, Damien Healthcare Consultants, and one individual.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Okumura's knowledge, background, and experience qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea. Your Committee notes that Ms. Okumura currently serves as the Administrator for Nuuanu Hale, a care home. Ms. Okumura has served in a similar capacity for Arcadia Home Health Services and Craigside Retirement Residence for a total of approximately seven years. Ms. Okumura is also active in the community, including as President and coach for Leahi Soccer Club. Ms. Okumura has also volunteered with the Office of Health Care Assurance, Kidney Health and Diabetes Management Program, and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Ms. Okumura has also worked with Na Puuwai Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, based on Molokai and Lānai, which provided Ms. Okumura with insight into providing healthcare for marginalized populations, including kupuna. Your Committee finds that Ms. Okumura will serve as a knowledgeable and diligent member of the Council.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and 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 Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,