STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3492

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 526, 527

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 526 and 527, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Board of Pharmacy

 

G.M. No. 526

PATRICK ADAMS,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023; and

 

G.M. No. 527

SHERI TOKUMARU,

for a term to expire 06-30-2024,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Patrick Adams and Sheri Tokumaru for service on the Board of Pharmacy.

 

Patrick Adams

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Patrick Adams from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Adams' background, knowledge, and prior experience on the Board of Pharmacy qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Adams has over twenty years of experience in pharmacy and is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Malama Compounding Pharmacy in Kailua-Kona. Prior to that, Mr. Adams served as a pharmacy manager in Washington and Hawaii, the Director of Pharmacy at Foodland Supermarkets, and the Community Affairs Director at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. Mr. Adams has also received additional education as a pharmacist to perform specialized duties and holds national qualifications and certificates to train pharmacists in several areas. Your Committee further notes that Mr. Adams has served on a number of professional associations, including serving as the former student president of the American Public Health Association and previously served six years on the Board of Pharmacy where he served as the Board's Vice Chair. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Adams be appointed to the Board of Pharmacy based on his experience, background, and dedication to serving his community.

 

Sheri Tokumaru

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Sheri Tokumaru from the Board of Pharmacy; The Queen's Health Systems; University of Hawaii at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Tokumaru's experience, knowledge, and proven leadership on the Board of Pharmacy qualify her for reappointment to the Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacist member. Your Committee notes that Dr. Tokumaru has more than twenty years of experience in the field of pharmacy. Dr. Tokumaru has been licensed as a pharmacist in Hawaii since 2001 and is a board-certified Critical Care Specialist. Dr. Tokumaru is currently the Director of Interprofessional Education and Development at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; the Residency Program Director at The Queen's Medical Center; and an Associate Professor/Clinical Pharmacist in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at The Queen's Medical Center. Dr. Tokumaru is highly engaged in her profession and participates in a number of national and local professional organizations. Your Committee further finds that Dr. Tokumaru's affiliations have allowed the Board of Pharmacy to continue its collaborative relationship with the only nationally accredited pharmacy school in Hawaii and her experience and knowledge will continue to be invaluable assets to the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Tokumaru be reappointed to the Board of Pharmacy based on her knowledge, experience, 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