STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3719

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 624, 625, 626

 

 

 

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. 624, 625, and 626, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

State Board of Nursing

 

G.M. No. 624

KAREN BOYER,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 625

JUDY KODAMA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022; and

 

G.M. No. 626

KATHARYN DAUB,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Karen Boyer, Judy Kodama, and Katharyn Daub for service on the State Board of Nursing.

 

KAREN BOYER

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Karen Boyer from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Kapiolani Community College, and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Boyer's background, experience, and commitment to her profession qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the State Board of Nursing as a licensee member. Your Committee notes that Ms. Boyer has been a Registered Nurse for over thirty-five years, has extensive experience as a nursing educator, and is currently the Nursing Department Chair at the University of Hawaii's Kapiolani Community College. Ms. Boyer also has experience in a variety of health care settings and roles, including prior service as a nursing instructor, call-in clinical nurse specialist, staff/charge nurse, unit manager, house supervisor, and as a women's health nurse practitioner at a community-based health center. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Boyer has been a member of the State Board of Nursing since August 2017, currently serves as a member of the Board's Education Committee, and has represented the Board at conferences of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Boyer be reappointed to the State Board of Nursing based on her knowledge, experience, and dedication to serving the public.

 

JUDY KODAMA

 

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

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Kodama's background, knowledge, and proven experience on the State Board of Nursing qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the State Board of Nursing as a licensee member representing the County of Maui. Your Committee notes that Ms. Kodama has over thirty years of experience in nursing and nursing administration, is the former Director of Nursing at Maui Memorial Medical Center, and is currently the Assistant Administrator for Maui Health System. Ms. Kodama has previously held a variety of positions in the nursing field, including as a medical surgery nurse, critical care nurse, and flight nurse. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Kodama has been a member of the State Board of Nursing since July 2015, is one of two current board members that practice in an acute care setting, and her wide range of experiences has given her a unique perspective that continues to enhance the effectiveness of the Board's deliberations. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Kodama be reappointed to the State Board of Nursing based on her knowledge, experience, and dedication to serving her community.

 

 

KATHARYN DAUB

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Katharyn Daub from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Bay Clinic, Inc.; and five individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Daub's knowledge, background, and experience qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the State Board of Nursing as a licensee member representing the County of Hawaii. Your Committee notes that Dr. Daub has over thirty-four years of nursing experience, including as a registered nurse and nurse educator, and is currently a Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she was instrumental in the development of the School's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dr. Daub has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Bay Island Clinic, Inc., a community health center, for the past thirteen years, where she has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as the current Vice Chair. Your Committee further finds that Dr. Daub has been a member of the State Board of Nursing since July 2014 and her extensive background as a nursing educator continues to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Daub be reappointed to the State Board of Nursing based on her experience, knowledge, and commitment to public service.

 

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