Our Leadership

Executive Staff

Howard K.F. Lee

Howard Lee
President and Chief Executive Officer

Linda Kalahiki

Linda Kalahiki
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Lance Kaneshiro

Lance Kaneshiro
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

George McPheeters, MD

George O. McPheeters, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Darren Nakao

Darren Nakao
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Alan Saka

Alan Saka
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Emily Santiago

Emily Santiago, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Performance Improvement Committee (PIC)

In addition to the Executive Staff above, the PIC includes a representative from the Physician Advisory Panel.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of industry leaders in the community, all with different strengths and backgrounds. Together they bring their varied expertise to make UHA a well-rounded company.

Gaylyn Li
Chairperson
Gaylyn Li, MD

Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health

Mark Yamakawa
Vice Chair/Director
Mark H. Yamakawa

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Dental Service

Howard Lee
Director
Howard Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer, UHA

Art Gladstone
Director
Art Gladstone

Chief Executive Officer, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital

Byron Yoshino
Director
Byron Yoshino

President and CEO, Pharmacare Hawaii

Howard Todo
Director
Howard S. Todo, CPA
James Scoggin, M.D.
Director
James Scoggin, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon
Honolulu Sports Medical Clinic

Lena Young
Director
Lena Young

Corporate Director of Operations and Human Resources, JTB Hawaii, Inc.

Michael Walsh
Director
Michael R. Walsh

Vice President Finance, Queen Liliuokalani Trust

Rhoda Weiss
Director
Rhoda Weiss, Ph.D.

President, Rhoda Weiss Healthcare
Consulting Group, Inc.

 


Physician Advisory Panel (PAP)

The Physician Advisory Panel consists of physicians who are part of the UHA participating provider network, and who have demonstrated their expertise as physicians, medical scientists, and/or medical educators.

The panel members are nominated by UHA's Chief Medical Officer, and approved by the Board of Directors. Their main purpose is to serve as advisors. Some of their duties include developing and overseeing strategies to improve the quality of UHA's health care standards, and to review, measure and evaluate the effectiveness and performance of UHA's health care quality.

UHA

  • George O. McPheeters, MD (PAP Chair) - Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Howard Lee - President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Glenn Ishikawa, MD - Medical Director

Participating Physicians

  • Gloria Carlile, MD - Pediatrics
  • Jonathan Cho, MD - Hematology
  • Paul A. DeMare, MD - Radiation Oncology
  • William Hartman, MD - Gastroenterology
  • Roy O. Kamada, MD - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephen Kemble, MD - Psychiatry
  • Gaylyn Li, MD - Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Kuo-Chiang Lian, MD - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist/Medical Administration
  • Gregorio Maldini, MD - General Surgery
  • James Navin, MD - Pathology
  • James Scoggin, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Kelley Withy, MD - Family Medicine