HDS Leadership

Leadership

HDS management believes in good oral health for all and supporting the communities we live and work within with "SMILES", our shared values - Service, Mindfulness, Integrity, Learning, Efficiency, and Solidarity. Read more to get to know who we are.

Our Management Team

 

Executive Officers

 

Mark Yamakawa

 

Mark H. Yamakawa

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Minna Lehti

 

Minna Lehti

Chief Operating Officer

Cheryl Takitani-Smith

 

Cheryl Takitani-Smith

Chief Financial Officer

TomDelaney

 

Tom Delaney

Chief Information Officer

 

 

DIRECTORS

 

Roque Aranador

Director, Information Technology

 

Christie Fejeran

Director, Government Programs

 

Elaine Fujiwara

Director, Sales and Account Management

 

Patti Garrett

General Counsel

 

Gwyn Hirasa

Director, Dental Operations

 

Jan Iga

Director, Human Resources

 

Tracie Mukai

Director, Special Projects

 

Cara Numasaki

Controller, Financial Reporting

 

Michael Orozco

Director, Marketing

 

Clesson Pang

Director, Pricing and Underwriting

 

Shere Saneishi-Kim

Director, HDS Foundation

 

Dr. Robert Sherman

Dental Director

 

Chad Yano

Director, Information Systems

 

HDS Board of Directors 2021 – 2022

 

Officers

T. KIMO BLAISDELL
Chairperson of the Board
 

EMMIT A. KĀNE
Vice Chairperson of the Board

 

CHERYL TAKITANI-SMITH
Treasurer of the Board
(HDS Chief Financial Officer)
 

MINNA-MARI LEHTI
Secretary of the Board
(HDS Chief Operating Officer)
 

THOMAS DELANEY
Assistant Secretary
of the Board
(HDS Chief Information Officer)
 

MARK H. YAMAKAWA
(HDS President & CEO)
 

 

Dentist Directors

JOHN R. BLACK, DDS

 

MARTIN K. OISHI, DDS

 

EMI ENO ORIKASA, DDS

 

MASON A. SAVAGE, DDS

 

CHARLES R. SUGIYAMA, DDS

 

ALLISON P. TRAN, DDS

 

 

Public Directors

 

SHAKIL AHMED
Chief Executive Officer
PDC Systems

 

T. KIMO BLAISDELL
Director of Investment Services &
Wealth Management
Hogan Financial Group, LLC

 

KERIANN ERNST
Assistant Vice President &
Audit Manager
First Hawaiian Bank

 

KEVIN S. HASEYAMA
SVP, Strategic Planning and
Investor Relations Manager
First Hawaiian Bank

 

EMMIT A. KĀNE
Manager of Corporate Safety
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

 

TYLER KIMURA
Partner
Spire Hawaii LLC

 

NELSON K.M. LAU
Office Managing Partner (Retired)
KPMG LLP

 

NONA TAMAHANA
Vice President, Human Resources
The Queen’s Health Systems

 

DAVID K. TODANI
Chartered Financial Analyst (Retired)