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                                Rona Fukumoto. Lanakila Pacific’s CEO helps seniors and those with disabilities build independent lives.
Name in the News: Rona Fukumoto

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Lanakila Pacific first took shape as a “sheltered workshop,” established to help people recover from tuberculosis at a time when the yearly count of reported cases in the islands was upwards of 700. Read more

                                 Paula Akana. The retired veteran journalist takes the reins at Iolani Palace, which has a big repair bill.
Name in the News: Paula Akana

Paula Akana has soured on honey. That sweet byproduct of a bee colony contains moisture that can do damage to a fragile historic structure, she said. Read more

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                                Dr. Run Heidelberg, the new administrator at the Hawaii State Hospital.
Name in the News: Run Heidelberg

Construction of a new forensic patient facility — replacing a dilapidated 70-year-old building — is expected to wrap up on Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) grounds in Kaneohe by late 2020, with staff and patients moving in the next year. Read more

                                Jeffrey Herzog, the Army Corps project manager works to help deliver Ala Wai flood mitigation, and more.
Name in the News: Jeffrey Herzog

For Jeffrey Herzog, being a project manager for the Civil Works Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) fits his military training and skill set. Read more

Name in the News: Gary Simon, AARP Hawaii’s volunteer state president

Shortly before retiring from St. Francis Healthcare System last month — closing out three decades of employment, mostly with St. Francis Hospice — Gary Simon signed up for a new gig that also focuses, in large part, on aging and family caregiving issues. Read more

Name in the News: Cheryl Soon

Cheryl Soon is well schooled in the issues underlying Honolulu’s rail project — in many ways. For one, she was director of the city Department of Transportation Services, from 1997 to 2004. Read more

Name in the News: Daniel Alexander

Two months ago, Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill requiring the Hawaii Department of Transportation and county counterparts to adopt a “Vision Zero” policy to prevent and ultimately eliminate traffic fatalities through a combination of engineering, enforcement, education and emergency response strategies with a focus on equity. Read more

Name in the News: Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder has wanted to be in education since he was being educated himself, starting with grade school. Whatever level of school he was in at the time, that’s the level he wanted to teach. Read more

Name in the News: Sue Kanoho

Kauai’s North Shore end-of-the-road scenic places struggled with access-related headaches long before epic mid-April 2018 rainfall and related flooding and landslides left Kuhio Highway with dozens of emergency repair sites. Read more

Name in the News: Sandy Ma

Sandy Ma, the new executive director of the nonprofit Common Cause Hawaii, now has a mission of making sure government runs well, and in the public interest. Read more

Name in the News: Randy Cabral

The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation took shape several decades ago, when sugar and pineapple crops dominated the fields. Read more

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