Kymberly Pine is the City Councilmember for District One representing the communities of: Ewa to Makua. The 2nd Annual Hire Leeward Job and Career Fair will be held Wednesday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii, West Oahu.
Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She oversees the implementation of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.
Dr. Martin Johnson is the founder of Hawaii Center for Psychology. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions toward, “the advancement of psychology in the state of Hawaii,” from the Hawaii Psychological Association.
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Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and aging at UCLA, He has written more than 400 scientific publications, developed healthy lifestyle and memory training programs and authored 6 books including "The Memory Bible," and “iBrain,” His most recent, "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program."
Steve Petranik is the editor of Hawaii Business magazine. Over a 30 year career, he’s reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser.
Njoroge Njoroge is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. He researches modern politics, music, pop culture and critical theory. He is currently working on a book... Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory and History in the Circum-Caribbean.
Byron Gangnes is professor and chair of the UH Manoa Economics Department and is Senior research fellow with UHERO. He is an expert on international economic policy, particularly the economic relationships between the US and Pacific Asian economies.
Ted Sakai is the director of the Department of Public Safety, which runs the state’s prison system. This is his second time at his post; he ran the department from 1998 to 2002 and ten years later returned to the job.
Todd Simmons is a board member of Equality Hawaii and a university administrator working with the community. Despite other past ceremonies in the past, he and his husband will get their marriage license today and will be legally wed some time in the not too far future.
Dave Gardner has produced films for PBS and dozens of Fortune 500 companies ...now he says his energies are focused on helping our modern, growth-addicted society to rediscover what really matters in life. His documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth is available online today.
Tony Ching is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). The HCDA’s purpose is to plan and implement community development programs for areas designated as “Community Development Districts” by the State Legislature. That includes Kakaako.
Annelle Amaral is the First Vice President of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, a national, Hawaiian membership advocacy organization. She was at last week’s meeting about the altered photo of Iolani Luahine used without permission by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Anna-Marie Cook is a member of the US EPA Region 9 Superfund Division and the Marine Debris Program Coordinator. She’ll be heading to Tern Island to start an assessment of the island once a military airstrip now a wild life sanctuary.
Dr. Leonard Sax is the author of Girls on the Edge and Boys Adrift. He provided both primary and urgent care services to children and adults in suburban Maryland for more than 19 years. His sabbatical will end soon; he’ll return to his full-time clinical practice in January. Tonight he’ll talk about girls and tomorrow night about boys- both lectures are at Tenney Theatre.
Coralie Chun Matayoshi is the CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, now including Guam and Saipan. She’s also an attorney and a former Executive Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association.