STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3732

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 556, 557

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 556 and 557, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs

 

G.M. No. 556

KIPUKAI KUALII,

for a term to expire 06-30-2021; and

 

G.M. No. 557

KATHLEEN WYATT,

for a term to expire 06-30-2019,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Kipukai Kualii and Kathleen Wyatt for service on the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs.

 

KIPUKAI KUALII

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Kipukai Kualii from the Executive Office on Aging, Agency on Elderly Affairs, and seven individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Kualii's knowledge, background, and experience qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs as a representative from Kauai County. Your Committee notes that Mr. Kualii is currently employed as the Director of Operations for the YWCA of Kauai. Mr. Kualii is also a member of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Council, and his service demonstrates that he has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board membership. Mr. Kualii has also served as a member of the Kauai County Council. Your Committee notes that Mr. Kualii brings with him a strong background of volunteerism and leadership, including his service as a director for the Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development, Hawaiian Community Assets, and Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, and as the President of the Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association and Pride At Work, AFL-CIO Hawaii, Kauai Sub-Chapter.

 

KATHLEEN WYATT

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Kathleen Wyatt from the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Executive Office on Aging, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Wyatt's knowledge, background, and experience qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs. Your Committee notes that Ms. Wyatt is currently employed as the President of Hale Hauoli Hawaii. Ms. Wyatt has approximately twelve years of experience in nursing and senior care, including with Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, Oceanside Hawaii Assisted Living, Avalon Care Center, and Kulana Malama Nursing Center. Your Committee also notes that Ms. Wyatt currently serves on the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs as an interim member and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members. In her personal statement, Ms. Wyatt indicated that she wishes to continue her mission to promote positive aging based on her involvement with organizations dedicated to protecting kupuna, such as her membership in the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Association, Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition, and Adult Day Centers Hawaii.

 

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

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair