Hot Shots – 12/12/18

AlohaCare Launches Investment Program

AlohaCare has launched a $5 million Community Innovation Investment Program, called “Waiwai Ola,” which means “Health Richness.” The company is seeking to reinvest in community-based programs that promote health and wellness, address social determinants of health, and develop innovative health care delivery and payment systems. Pictured are (from left) Emmanual Kintu, CEO of Kalihi-P˛lama Health Center and AlohaCare board member; Laura Esslinger, CEO of AlohaCare; and Robert Hirokawa, CEO of Hawai‘i Primary Care Association and AlohaCare board member.


American Savings Bank Awards $5,000

American Savings Bank has awarded a $5,000 grant to “Launch My Business,” the signature initiative of Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, a department of YWCA O‘ahu. The award is helping to spark dynamic resources and robust development for local women entrepreneurs. Pictured are (from left) Cecilia Fong, fund development director at YWCA O‘ahu; Emi Au, first vice president and director of financial planning and analysis at American Savings Bank; Michelle Bartell, first vice president and director of communications and community advancement at American Savings Bank; Terri Funakoshi, director of Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership; Noriko Namiki, CEO of YWCA O‘ahu; and Kepola Dudoit, sta° /artist at YWCA O‘ahu.