STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3514

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599

 

 

 

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. 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, and 599, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

State Council on Developmental Disabilities

 

G.M. No. 591

MAUREEN BATES,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 

G.M. No. 592

MICHELLE ARAKAWA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 593

JACQUELINE INDREGINAL,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 

G.M. No. 594

VERNA WAIKIKI,

for a term to expire 06-30-2021;

 

G.M. No. 595

VICTORIA MURRAY,

for a term to expire 06-30-2020;

 

G.M. No. 596

VICTORIA MURRAY,

for a term to expire 06-30-2024;

 

G.M. No. 597

TIMOTHY RENKEN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 


 

G.M. No. 598

MAILE MATHEWS-PEREZ,

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

 

G.M. No. 599

SANTO TRIOLO,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Maureen Bates, Michelle Arakawa, Jacqueline Indreginal, Verna Waikiki, Victoria Murray, Timothy Renken, Maile Mathews-Perez, and Santo Triolo for service on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

 

MAUREEN BATES

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Maureen Bates from the Department of Human Services, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Bates' experience, knowledge, and dedication to public service qualify her for appointment to the Council. Your Committee notes that Ms. Bates is currently the Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator for the Department of Human Services. Ms. Bates is also a certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed mental health counselor, and has many years of experience in the field of advocating and improving services for disabled individuals. Ms. Bates has served a previous term on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and her experience and knowledge will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Council. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Bates be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her experience, knowledge, and commitment to public service.

 

MICHELLE ARAKAWA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Michelle Arakawa from the Department of Education, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Arakawa's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify her for appointment to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Your Committee notes that Ms. Arakawa has twenty years of experience in education. Currently, Ms. Arakawa serves as an Educational Specialist with the Hawaii Department of Education where she provides program support for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, and Multiple Disabled specialized programs. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Arakawa has served as an interim member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities since October 2019 and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Arakawa be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

JACQUELINE INDREGINAL

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Jacqueline Indreginal from the Department of Human Services, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Ohana Health Plan, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Indreginal's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify her for appointment to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Your Committee notes that Ms. Indreginal has been a registered nurse in Hawaii since 1995 and has extensive experience with Hawaii's managed care system. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Indreginal has previous experience serving on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Indreginal be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

VERNA WAIKIKI

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Verna Waikiki from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Waikiki's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify her for appointment to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities as a representative of the State Protection and Advocacy System. Your Committee notes that Ms. Waikiki is currently an advocate with the Hawaii Disability Rights Center and prior to that served as a speech pathologist for over twenty years. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Waikiki has served as an interim member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities since July 2019 and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Waikiki be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

VICTORIA MURRAY

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment and reappointment of Victoria Murray from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hilo Paa, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Murray's knowledge, background, and desire to serve her community qualify her for appointment and reappointment to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities representing individuals with developmental disabilities. Your Committee notes that Ms. Murray is an owner of a local jewelry and craft business. Your Committee further notes Ms. Murray is an active member of her community and volunteers with a number of organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Hawaii Island Humane Society. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Murray has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the members of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and that Ms. Murray's experience will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Council. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Murray be appointed and reappointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her background, knowledge, and desire to contribute to the community.

 

TIMOTHY RENKEN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Timothy Renken from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Renken's background and dedication to serving the public qualify him to be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities representing individuals with developmental disabilities. Your Committee notes that Mr. Renken is currently a Feeling Safe, Being Safe trainer and administrative assistant for the Center on Disability Studies. Your Committee further notes that Mr. Renken is an active volunteer in his community and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Hawaii Self-Advocacy Advisory Council, and served a previous term on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Your Committee finds that Mr. Renken has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of the members of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and his experience will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the council. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Renken be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on his knowledge, background, and dedication to public service.

 

MAILE MATHEWS-PEREZ

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Maile Mathews-Perez from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Mathews-Perez's background and dedication to serving the public qualify her to be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities in the role of a parent of an individual with a developmental disability. Your Committee notes that Ms. Mathews-Perez is a registered behavioral technician and currently works with Horizons Academy in Kihei, Hawaii. Your Committee finds that Ms. Mathews-Perez has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of Council members and her experience will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Mathews-Perez be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on her knowledge, background, and dedication to public service.

 


SANTO TRIOLO

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Santo Triolo from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Triolo's experience, knowledge, and dedication to public service qualify him for appointment to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. In his response to written questions from your Committee, Dr. Triolo indicates that he is the parent of an adult son with developmental disabilities which qualifies him to serve in the role of an individual with a family member with a developmental disability. Your Committee notes that Dr. Triolo has over thirty years of experience in psychology, has been a licensed psychologist in Hawaii since 2011, and is currently a Clinical Psychologist at Aloha Psychological Services in Kihei, Hawaii. Dr. Triolo has also served on the E Ola Hou Prevent Suicide Maui Task Force and the Maui Police Department Crisis Intervention Training Planning Committee. Your Committee further finds that Dr. Triolo has served a previous term on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and Dr. Triolo's experience and knowledge will continue to be assets to the Council. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Triolo be appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities based on his 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