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) Click to view Bio

Vice President

Charles David Dreher*, Consumer; Managing Director & Partner of Commonwealth Capital as well as Vice-Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee Click to view Bio

Treasurer/Chair, Finance Committee

Scot Sterenberg, Head of Office of Marsh Management Services, a financial services company Click to view Bio


Ashley J. Noji, Assistant Vice President, Deposits Product Manager, Analyst, Retail Deposits Department at Bank of Hawaii Click to view Bio

Chair, Governance Committee

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

Chair, Human Resources

Robert F. Gentry*, Consumer; Former Mayor of Laguna Beach; former Associate Dean of Students at UC Irvine Click to view Bio

Chair, Marketing & Development

Phyllis Dendle, Retired Director of Government Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Click to view Bio

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 Click to view Bio

Chair, Advocacy

Paul Kaleolani Smith*, Consumer, former Army medic, former emergency room nurse Click to view Bio

Board Members

 Phil Acosta, President of ALEA Bridge Click to view Bio

 Linda Bauval, Consumer; Substitute teacher; volunteer/docent at Bishop Museum Click to view Bio

 Barbara Bryan, Realtor; VP of GRI, Mary Worrall/Sotheby’s International Realty Click to view Bio

 Kaiwi Coakley*, Consumer; Vice-President, Kahala Aesthetica; Family Services Coordinator, Legacy of Life Hawaii Click to view Bio

 Janet Montgomery*, Consumer; former VP of Marketing Research and Analysis at Crocker National Bank Click to view Bio

 Edward Springer*, Consumer; Analyst, White House Office of Management and Budget (Retired) Click to view Bio

 Lillian T. Tsang*, Consumer; Producer, Hawaii Public Radio Click to view Bio

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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