STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3540

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 732, 733, 734, 735

 

 

 

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. 732, 733, 734, and 735, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Health Planning Council, Hawai'i County Subarea

 

G.M. No. 732

EVELYN KANESHIRO,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 

G.M. No. 733

ROGER DANIELS,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 

G.M. No. 734

TAMIA MCKEAGUE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2020; and

 

G.M. No. 735

TAMIA MCKEAGUE,

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 Evelyn Kaneshiro, Roger Daniels, and Tamia McKeague for service on the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea.

 

EVELYN KANESHIRO

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Evelyn Kaneshiro from the State Health Planning and Development Agency, Kohala Hospital, and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Kaneshiro's background and dedication to serving the public qualify her to be appointed to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee notes that Ms. Kaneshiro has over twenty-seven years of experience in health care finance and accounting and currently works as an accountant at Kohala Hospital where she oversees and manages its daily financial operations. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Kaneshiro has previously served on the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea and her extensive experience with health care organizations will enhance the effectiveness of the Council. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Kaneshiro be appointed to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea based on her knowledge, background, and dedication to public service.

 

ROGER DANIELS

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Roger Daniels from the State Health Planning and Development Agency.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr.  Daniels' background and dedication to serving the public qualify him to be appointed to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee notes that Dr. Daniels has a Doctor of Philosophy degree and has been involved in health care for over twenty years, conducting health data analysis and working with small rural facilities on quality and performance improvement. Dr. Daniels is currently a Program Specialist with the Department of Health, Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. Dr. Daniels formerly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and remains actively involved in his community by serving as a member on a number of professional organizations. Your Committee finds that Dr. Daniels has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and his knowledge and experience will enhance the effectiveness of the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Daniels be appointed to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea based on his knowledge, background, and dedication to public service.

 

TAMIA MCKEAGUE

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment and reappointment of Tamia McKeague from the State Health Planning and Development Agency and three individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. McKeague's professional experience, background, and desire to serve her community qualify her for appointment and reappointment to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee notes that Ms. McKeague has a diverse background in mental health and education and is currently a Project Manager for the Kamehameha Schools West-Hawaii Regional Office. Prior to that, Ms. McKeague served as a school counselor and worked in adolescent development and mental health research while pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Your Committee further finds that Ms. McKeague understands the roles and responsibilities of board members and her knowledge and experience will enhance the effectiveness of the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. McKeague be appointed and reappointed to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea based on her background, knowledge, and desire to contribute to the community.

 

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