Our Leadership

Executive Staff

  • Howard Lee President and Chief Executive Officer​
  • Lance Kaneshiro Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Linda Kalahiki Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
  • George O. McPheeters, MD Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Darren Nakao Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Alan Saka Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • 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.

Chairperson

  • Howard S. Todo, CPA

Vice Chair/Director

  • Mark H. Yamakawa - President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Dental Service

Directors

  • Howard Lee - President and Chief Executive Officer, UHA
  • Art Gladstone - Chief Executive Officer, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital
  • Byron Yoshino - President and Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacare Hawaii
  • Gaylyn Li, MD - Retired Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • James Scoggin, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon, Honolulu Sports Medical Clinic
  • Lena Young - JTB Hawaii Advisor, JTB Hawaii, Inc.
  • Michael Walsh - Retired CFO Queen Liliuokalani Trust
  • Melialani James - President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association & Co-Founder, Mana Up


Physician Advisory Panel

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 (Chair) - Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Howard Lee - President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kathy Kozak, MD - Medical Director

Participating Physicians

  • William Hartman, MD - Gastroenterology
  • Stephen Kemble, MD - Psychiatry
  • Gaylyn Li, MD - Retired Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Kuo-Chiang Lian, MD - Internal Medicine/Hospitalist/Medical Administration
  • Gregorio Maldini, MD - General Surgery
  • James Scoggin, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Kelley Withy, MD - Family Medicine
  • Hingson Chun, MD - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gene Liu, MD - Radiation Oncology
  • David Spinks, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Anne Kemble, MD - Cardiology
  • Gloria Carlile, MD - Pediatrics


Strategic Advisory Panel

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 to the Physician Advisory Panel and the Board of Directors. Their duties include strategic planning regarding payment reform, physicians and hospital engagement, community interactions with UHA, and topics related to legislation.

UHA

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

Participating Physicians

  • Jonathan Cho, MD - Hematology
  • Paul A. DeMare, MD - Radiation Oncology
  • Roy O. Kamada, MD - Cardiovascular Disease
  • James Navin, MD - Pathology
  • Stephen Kemble, MD - Psychiatry
  • William Hartman, MD - Gastroenterology
  • Gaylyn Li, MD - Retired Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Hingson Chun, MD - Cardiovascular Disease