Board of Directors

Waikiki Health is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of consumers, community leaders, and others interested in delivering quality health services to people in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Board Officers


Howard Lee, President & CEO, UHA (University Health Alliance)
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Vice President

Charles David Dreher*, Consumer; Managing Director & Partner of Commonwealth Capital as well as Vice-Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee
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Treasurer/Chair, Finance Committee

Scot Sterenberg, Head of Office of Marsh Management Services, a financial services company
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Ashley J. Noji, Commercial Banking Officer, Bank of Hawaii

Chair, Governance Committee

Daniel L. Barnett*, Consumer; Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Chair, Human Resources

Robert F. Gentry*, Consumer; Former Mayor of Laguna Beach; former Associate Dean of Students at UC Irvine
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Chair, Marketing & Development

Phyllis Dendle, Director of Government Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
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Chair, Quality Assurance

Thomas Shuichi Namiki, MD, Current staff positions: Dept. of Pathology, The Queen’s Medical Center; and Dept. of Surgery (Pathology), Castle Medical Center
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Chair, Advocacy

Paul Kaleolani Smith*, Consumer, former Army medic, former emergency room nurse

Board Members

Phil Acosta, President of ALEA Bridge
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Barbara Bryan, Realtor; VP of GRI, Mary Worrall/Sotheby’s International Realty
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Kaiwi Coakley*, Consumer; Family Services Coordinator, Legacy of Life Hawaii

Janet Montgomery*, Consumer; former VP of Marketing Research and Analysis at Crocker National Bank
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Edward Springer*, Consumer

Lillian T. Tsang*, Consumer; Producer, Hawaii Public Radio

Wing Yeung, MD*, Consumer; Psychiatrist

* Health Resources & Services Administration requirements: The Board, elected annually, consists of up to 20 members representing diverse backgrounds. More than half of Board members “shall be active consumers” of the health center’s primary care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Primary Health Care. In addition, no more than half of the non-consumer Board members can derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry. Consumers are marked with an asterisk.

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