Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 621




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


Board of Psychology


G.M. No. 621


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 Marty Oliphant for service on the Board of Psychology.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Marty Oliphant from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and four individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Oliphant's background, knowledge, and proven experience on the Board of Psychology qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Board of Psychology as a public member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Oliphant is a social worker who currently serves as the Director of Kīpuka Services for Liliuokalani Trust. Mr. Oliphant previously served as the Director of Programs for HUGS (Help, Understanding, & Group Support) and as the former Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter. Mr. Oliphant is also an active member on community boards and task committees, including serving on review committees for grants and proposals, Child Welfare Services, and program evaluation teams. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Oliphant has served on the Board of Psychology since July 2014 and his commitment to embracing opportunities that enhance his knowledge of matters relating to the licensure and regulation of psychologists, such as serving on the national Mobility Program Committee for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, continues to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Oliphant be reappointed to the Board of Psychology based on his experience, background, and commitment to public service.


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,