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!


MCHC Board Application Packet.doc84 KB
Malia Waits - President
Robert Sahagun - Vice President
Greg Kahn - Secretary

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.

Yolanda Reyes - Treasurer

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.

Jim Schelenski - Member
Julia Hoe - Member
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" on our Hawaiian Homestead which yields over a ton of Hawaiian Sea Salt every month. I believe that the 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 hope that through my past experiences I can give back to this wonderful island what I have learned along the way.

Helen Kekalia - Member

Helen Kekalia, is a keiki ‘o ka ‘aina of Molokai and comes to the MAC with seven (7) years of nonprofit administration experience as well as Marketing experience and education.  After attending high school in Michigan and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing at The International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago, Illinois, she returned home to Moloka’i where she has been serving the community for the previous seven (7) years in Operations Management and Business Development for the non-profit sector. She has provided direct management and strategic planning support to numerous human service programs serving primarily the Native Hawaiian population, as well as grant and contract management and writing.  In addition, Helen has received numerous supplemental training, certification, and experience in providing Mediation, Motivational Interviewing, Domestic Violence counseling, Early Childhood Education, and Cognitive Behavioral training. 

Currently, Ms. Kekalia is the founder and primary business leader in her consulting agency, The GRO Co., LLC.  - Specializing in creative business strategy with an emphasis on putting more purpose in your margin by growing relationships first.  A segment of the company’s brand, {grow} FIT - is dedicated to providing health + wellness coaching as well as lifestyle design coaching, working directly with clients who are looking to improve their physical and mental health using nutrition and exercise as fundamental healing modalities of preventative healthcare. 

Ms. Kekalia has been affiliated with the following organizations on Molokai both professionally and as a volunteer: Molokai Community Service Council, Molokai Community Health Center, Ka Hale Pomaikai, Molokai Arts Center, and currently, Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School.

Ms. Kekalia looks forward to continuing her work with nonprofits and like-minded businesses in order to increase access to opportunities on behalf of the community’s underserved and youngest and most vulnerable members while also supporting the community’s business leaders in accomplishing their mission.

Kealoha Hooper - Member

I am the son of Harriet Hokulani Hooper, Norman and Tammy Iwalani Levi, and the great grandson of the late Harriet Ahiona Ne. I was raised on the island of Molokai, on the homestead of Kalamaula. I come from a family of seven sisters and one brother. After graduating from Molokai High School, I resided in Portland Oregon to work on my studies in Business, and Arts. I recently returned home, to my roots, to give back to my community and pursue my career in Social Work.

Currently, I am the Site Coordinator for Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways, a project by Consuelo Foundation, here on Molokai. I wish to combine my knowledge and experience in these areas, to deliver the best of myself to my ‘ohana, community, and well-being.

Momoe aku imua!

Move ahead with determination!