2017 Awards & Scholarship Gala

2017 Awards & Scholarship Gala RSVP


    RSVP by October 7, 2017.

    We understand that your schedule may change and prevent you from attending this event. Cancellations will be accepted and refunded if submitted by Oct. 7; please call us at 521-8961. Substitutions of attendees are always accepted. Refunds will not be given for "no shows".

  • Please indicate how many ticket(s) or table(s).
  • Please indicate if you will be sending a check in for payment or if you are paying by credit card.

    Please make checks payable to HAH and mail to:
    707 Richards Street, PH2, Honolulu, HI 96813.

    If you are paying by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover), please submit the credit card authorization form found HERE.

    Contact Gail Coleman or Gina Gibo at (808) 521-8961 for assistance.

  • If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please indicate one of the sponsorships below.
  • If you are already a sponsor, please indicate your sponsorship below.
  • Please type in names and email addresses of all attendees. Click on the + sign on the right of the last column to enter numerous names. Buffet dinner will be served this year.
    First and Last NameCOMP SeatE-mail Address 
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Patient and Peer Award Winners

Hawaii Healthcare Hero
Jessica Ackerman, APRN-RX, FNP-BC
Queen’s Geriatric Services





Hawaii Healthcare Hero
Anne Dempsey, MD
Kauai Medical Clinic/Hawaii Pacific Health




Hawaii Healthcare Hero
Gary Oshita





Hawaii Healthcare Hero
Cheri-Teranishi-Hashimoto, DPT, MS, WCS, CLT-LANA, MSPT
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific




Hawaii Healthcare Hero
Baron CKW Wong, MD
Wahiawa General Hospital





Advocacy Award
Paula Yoshioka, MBA
The Queen’s Health Systems





Distinguished Service Award
Angel Juan, CCLS, CPSTI
Kaiser Permanente



Emergency Manager of the Year Award
Catherine Nutting, RN, BSN, CHEP, CNML
Hilo Medical Center




Executive Award
Mary Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN
UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene




Leadership Award
Sanoe Ka`uhane, MHA
Kona Community Hospital





Physician of the Year Award
Melinda Ashton, MD
Hawaii Pacific Health





Professional with Heart Award
Elvira De Jesus, RN
Pali Momi Medical Center





Public Health Award
Zeshan Chisty, MPH
Hawaii State Department of Health





Rose Ann Poyzer Caregiver Award
Vivian Villamor, COTA
CareResource Hawaii





Federal Legislator of the Year
The Honorable Mazie Hirono





Achievement in Advocacy
The Honorable Jill Tokuda






State Senator of the Year
The Honorable Rosalyn Baker





State Representative of the Year
The Honorable Della Au Belatti


Scholarship Winners

Continuing Education
  • Jennifer Glorioso
    Kauai Hospice
Community College
  • Ashley Fujie-Fukuki
    North Hawaii Community Hospital
  • Jaimee Sambrano
    Kaiser Permanente Moanalua
  • Raquel Fernando
    Kaiser Permanente Moanalua
  • Shania Weiss
    Adventist Health Castle
  • Lisa LaBang
    Adventist Health Castle
  • Grayson Bueno
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Colby Takeda
    The Plaza at Waikiki
  • Annie Meredith-Mitchell
    Kauai Hospice
  • Brandi-lee Gonzales
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Rozanne Schirmer
    The Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu
  • Tyler Cheney
    Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Faith Hamamura
    The Queen’s Medical Center and
    Hale Malamalama
  • Katelyn Wakuzawa
    Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
  • Jana Wieland
    Adventist Health Castle and
    Kapiolani Medical Center
Rich Meiers Health Care Administration Scholarship Winner
  • Crystel Joy Lagan


Become a Sponsor

Support the public call for nominations for Hawaii Healthcare Heroes and peer-nominated award winners.  Shine a light on all of the award winners at a gala in their honor. The premiere healthcare event of the year!  The Awards & Scholarship will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Ko`olau Ballrooms.

2017 Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsorship Reservation Form

Donate to our Silent Auction and Help Us Give Healthcare Scholarships







The Hawai`i Hospital Education and Research Foundation (HHERF) Silent Auction, to be held in conjunction with our Healthcare Association of Hawai`i’s Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala on October 21.  Last year we were able to award scholarships to fifteen Hawai`i students entering or continuing their education in the healthcare field!

Donating to our Silent Auction will help HAH give scholarships to students who are the future of healthcare in Hawai`i. These students are motivated and dedicated individuals who want to pursue their goals in becoming healthcare workers such as:

  • The emergency responder when you or a family member needs immediate medical attention.
  • The healthcare professional who is thrilled each time they bring a new life into the world or save a life from ending.
  • The therapist who assists with occupational, physical or speech therapy.
  • The hospice worker who helps a family prepare for a loved one’s transition.

Please help support our future healthcare professionals!

Donations are due by October 13, 2017.  If you have questions, please contact Sharie Higashionna-Ibarra at sibarra@hah.org or (808) 521-8961.

Click here to download the donation form.


Mahalo to our Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


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Silver Medal Sponsors

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