STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3726
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 628
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. 628, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea
G.M. No. 628
for a term to expire 06-30-2021,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Wesley Sumida for service on the Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Wesley Sumida from the Department of Health State Health Planning and Development Agency, University of Hawaii-Hilo, and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Sumida's experience, expertise, and background qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea. Your Committee finds that Dr. Sumida is currently employed as an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Dr. Sumida has previously been employed as the Director of Inpatient Pharmacy and the Student Clerkship Coordinator at Kaiser Permanente and as a Clinical Pharmacist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Your Committee finds that Dr. Sumida has almost thirty years of combined pharmacy and pharmacy education experience and will be a valuable resource to the Council. Your Committee finds that Dr. Sumida has demonstrated his commitment to public service by volunteering to provide health screenings and education and by organizing pharmacy support for events such as the Papakōlea Health Fair in Honolulu and the ‘Imi Ho‘ola High School Outreach program.
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,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair