BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 The MCHC Board of Directors responsibilities include: 

  • Establishing goals and objectives for the health center: 
  • Establishing and monitoring policy, including criteria for partial payment of services, scope and availability of services, location, hours of operation, and quality of care audit procedures:
  • Selecting and evaluation health center performance, representing the health center in the community;
  • Monitoring and evaluating Board of Directors performance

 

Please download 'MCHC Board Application Packet', fill it out and send it back to us, Mahalo!

 

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Matt Yamashita - President

Four generations of my family have called Molokai “home.”  I grew up in the hills of Kauluwai and graduated from Molokai High School.  Today, with my degree and 10+ years of experience in Film/TV Production, I help tell the stories of Molokai to the outside world.  I am blessed with 3 beautiful children and a wonderful wife.  Family, community, and a balanced lifestyle are my priorities.  I believe that the health of an individual is achieved through the wellness of mind, body, and spirit.  There are many pathways to achieving wellness and for each individual it is a different journey.  I serve on the Molokai Community Health Center’s Board because I want to help insure that many diverse options for achieving wellness are available for our people.  I believe we can do things differently on Molokai and that we have the capacity to achieve success in unique ways.  

Brent Keliiokamalu Nakihei - Vice President

Aloha, my name is Brent Keliiokamalu Nakihei born and raised on Molokai in the first Hawaiian Homestead district (Kalanianole Colony) allotted to Natives in 1922.  I am a Hawaii state “Certified Substance Abuse Counselor” recognized by the Department of Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.  I am also an “International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor” recognized by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium.  My volunteer services for the Molokai Community Health Center’s Board of Director have given me the opportunity to contribute towards the health and wellness of Molokai.  I believe good health associated with affordability to be the first step of a holistic approach to families in need of medical services.   Giving back to society has been a passion of mine for innovation towards the “Vision” and “Mission” statement of the Molokai Community Health Center.  One life changed can make a big difference in the health and wellness of the world. 

Malia Waits - Secretary
Robert Sahagun - Treasurer
Jim Schelenski - Member
Julia Hoe - Member
Yolanda Reyes - Member

Aloha My Name is Yolanda (Sanchez) Reyes, I was born and raised on Molokai in the small plantation town of Maunaloa.  I left Molokai after High School and worked in Washington, D.C. for a few years.  After returning back to Molokai I worked at the Sheraton Molokai Hotel for eight years in the front office.  I then went to work for Molokai Ranch, Ltd.(Molokai Properties, Limited) in Maunaloa for the next twenty three years.  I worked as the Office Manger until they shutdown in 2010. I'm currently the Branch Director of Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO), Molokai Branch.  I over see all of MEO's programs and services on Molokai.

Cameron Hiro - Member

I was born on the island of Molokai and raised in Maunaloa on the westside of the island.  I have a beautiful and supporting wife Jacqueline, 2 sons Bryson and Houston and a daughter Camijei all of which have reached adulthood. Currently I am working on my BA in Pastoral Ministry through New Hope Christian College. I'm currently a Pastor for the Heart of Aloha Church since 2009. I am also the Operational Manager for a Gourmet Sea Salt Company called Hawaii Kai Corporation since 2004. In addition to working for Hawaii Kai Corp., my family and I independently operate a salt farm called "Psalty Acres" in their Hawaiian Homestead which yields over a ton of Hawaiian Sea Salt every month. I believe that physical as well as the spiritual health and wellbeing of the people of Molokai are vital and important to me. I find myself truly blessed to call Molokai my home and hopes that through my past experiences I can give back to this wonderful island what I have learned along the way.

Greg Kahn - Member

I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, where beach culture and social activism played an influential roles in my life.  I attended San Diego State University (1970-1975) earning degrees in Sociology and Comparative Literature, Civil Rights, and the anti-war movement because the cornerstones in the evolution of how I see myself in the community.  Living in La Jolla (1976-2008), I was a contribution editor at the alternative weekly San Diego Reader(1976-1981), the film curator at the Las Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (1978-1991), and a professor in the Television, Film, and New Media Department at the San Diego State University (1988-2008). My first visit to Molokai was in 1981 and I took a sabbatical to live here for a year in 1985.  As I visited the island every year, I always sensed that I would end up living here, which I did when I moved here permanently in 2008.  My grandmother and great-grandparents taught me the values of contributing to the community in which you reside, and always helping those who are less fortunate.  I also sit on the boards of directors of The Friends of the Molokai Library, The Molokai Arts Center, and work with I Aloha Molokai and the Maui Count Food Bank.