Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 583




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. 583, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:




G.M. No. 583


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Alanna Isobe for service on the Board of Pharmacy.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Alanna Isobe from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Oahu County Committee, Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and four individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Isobe's knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Board of Pharmacy as a licensee member. Your Committee notes that Ms. Isobe has been a pharmacist for over twenty years; has worked in many different capacities as a community pharmacist, including as a pharmacy manager, pharmacy recruiter, and district pharmacy manager; and is currently the Pharmacy Manager for Safeway, Inc. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Isobe has been committed to the protection and promotion of public health throughout her career and since 2007, has led her company in protecting her patients against vaccine preventable diseases. Ms. Isobe has also worked with the Department of Health on various vaccination programs and was awarded the national Immunization Champion award in 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association, the highest honor in her profession for immunization practice excellence, for her efforts during the State's Hepatitis A outbreak. Your Committee additionally finds that Ms. Isobe has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and therefore recommends that Ms. Isobe be appointed to the Board of Pharmacy based on her experience, background, and dedication to serving her community.


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,