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Team

Our Team

We are made of world class professionals & community leaders

Dan Brinkman, RN, MPA
Dan Brinkman, RN, MPA

East Hawaii Regional CEO, HHSC Corporate Board Member

Joni Waltjen
Joni Waltjen

Chief Financial Officer

Jon Martell, MD
Jon Martell, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Kris Wilson, PhD
Kris Wilson, PhD

Chief Information Officer

Jeanean Dillard, RN
Jeanean Dillard

Patient Experience Officer

Dr. Dennis Lee
Lee, Dennis MD

Psychiatric Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer Walker
Walker, Jennifer MD

Hawaii Island Family Health Center Medical Director

Kathleen Katt, MD
Kathleen Katt, MD

Acute Care Medical Director

Dawn Hao-De Motta
Dawn Hao-De Motta

Regional Human Resources Director

Denise Mackey, OTR/L, MS, NHA
Denise Mackey, OTR/L, MS, NHA

Administrator, Hale Ho`ola Hamakua

Merilyn Harris, RN
Merilyn Harris

Administrator, Ka`u Hospital

Lisa Shiroma, BBA, MBA
Lisa Shiroma, BBA, MBA

Assistant Hospital Administrator for Imaging, Pharmacy and Ambulatory Services


Our Medical Staff Officers

Daniel Belcher, MD, CMD
Daniel Belcher, MD

Board Chair, Past Chief of Staff

Dr. Edwin Montell
Montell, Edwin MD

Past Chief of Staff

Dr. Mouhamed Kannass
Kannass, Mouhamed MD

Department of Medicine Chief

Kathleen Katt, MD
Kathleen Katt, MD

Acute Care Medical Director

Dr. Sabnani Lovina
Sabnani, Lovina DO

Member-at-Large

Dr. Ian Ebesugawa
Ebesugawa, Ian MD

Member-at-Large

Dr. Frederick Nitta
Nitta, Frederick MD

Department of Surgery


Our Medical Directors

Dr. Dennis Lee
Lee, Dennis MD

Psychiatric Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer Walker
Walker, Jennifer MD

Hawaii Island Family Health Center Medical Director