General Meeting: Healthy Conflict Improves Relationships

uha and hhawa dual logo

Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance to Feature Executive Coach
Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura on May 10
- General Meeting Explores How Healthy Conflict Improves Relationships -


Honolulu, HI (May 3, 2018) – Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance – believing that business leaders can significantly improve their employees’ well-being and build a culture of wellness – will convene for its General Meeting with a focus on learning how healthy conflict can improve our social and work relationships.

The keynote address will be presented by Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura, respected Hawai‘i-based executive coach, trainer and facilitator. For nearly two decades, she has been working with companies to transform workplaces and support employees.

The Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance General Meeting is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Dole Cannery’s Pomaika‘i Ballrooms. Kalicki-Nakamura’s keynote, entitled “Healthy Conflict = Stronger Relationships,” will be presented at 9:15 a.m.

Another highlight will be a panel featuring national Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners sharing their best practices. Panelists will include Sid Hermosura, PsyD, director of behavioral health at Waimanalo Health Center; Mitch Sipiala, regional director of people and culture, Hualalai Resort; Nalani Ponce, provider outreach liaison at UHA Health Insurance; and clinical psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Stern of Healthy Young Minds Hawai‘i. Dr. Stern will share the latest in workplace wellness solutions as he presents the results of Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance’s recent Work Well Hawai’iSM Assessment.

“The most significant impact on employee motivation, happiness and productivity is the work environment, but conflict with others is inevitable,” explains Howard Lee, president of the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance and CEO of UHA Health Insurance. “We can forge stronger and healthier relationships through that conflict with the right strategies and mindset.”

For more information on the General Meeting or to purchase tickets, please visit or contact the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance at [email protected] or 532-2156.

About Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance
In mid-2013, UHA started the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance, a firstof- its-kind organization and grass-roots movement of businesses of all sizes that are dedicated to workplace wellness. The collaborative partnership seeks to create and improve employee well-being, viewed as a critical component of company success. Growing to over 375 participating organizations statewide since its inception, [email protected] is committed to providing best practices on how to build effective worksite wellness programs and methods that lead to sustainable lifestyle changes for employees. Now offering Work WellSM Solutions that are built on the pillars of its Believe, Belong, Become workplace wellness model, [email protected] provides a framework where organizations across a wide range of industries can learn from each other’s efforts to institute effective wellness programs that will engage their employees.

For more information on [email protected], visit or follow @hhawalliance on Twitter.

About UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance)
UHA was founded as University Health Alliance in 1996 by a group of physician faculty at University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. UHA provides medical, drug and vision plans to more than 4,600 Hawai‘i employer groups and almost 62,000 members. As the only health plan in Hawai‘i founded by physicians, it was the first to offer preventive and wellness care focused health plans in the state, and now offers one of the largest physician and provider networks in Hawai‘i. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of patients and medical providers, UHA received accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC, the independent non-profit that promotes healthcare quality.

For information, visit or follow @uhahealth on Twitter.

Media Inquiries:

Deborah Sharkey
Phone: 349.8221