Aiea gymnast Sydney Senter, a sixth-grade student at Hawaii Baptist Academy, placed 19th overall at the 21st Aalsmeer Flower Cup March 20-21 in Holland. The 12-year-old competed in the 17-and-under group against some of the very best in the world.
Waipahu’s Doreida O’Neill has been hired as one of MADD Hawaii’s victim services specialists. She now is responsible for maintaining a caseload of victims/survivors of drunk and drugged driving who are in need of short-term crisis intervention, emotional and grief support, advocacy, support groups and appropriate referral sources for continued long-term needs. In addition, O’Neill will provide court accompaniment and guidance with legal, financial and medical systems. She most recently worked as a victim/witness counselor with the city’s Department of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Honolulu.
Kunia’s Kawika Burgess plans to relaunch Real Property Management Alliance in Honolulu. Prior to this decision, Burgess was COO for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. “I’m truly looking forward to this new venture. I’ve managed properties for some of the largest landowners in Hawaii, and I hope to provide that same level of service to individual property owners and investors,” stated Burgess in a release.
Waipio Gentry’s Stephen Nagaji has been promoted to senior vice president, branch operations manager with Finance Factors. He now is responsible for the overall management of deposit operations at all branches and facilities. Nagaji has worked with Finance Factors for more than 21 years. Prior to joining the company, he served in branch-management and customer-service positions with First Federal Savings & Loan of America, Manoa Finance and Beneficial Finance Company.
Ewa Beach’s Debbie Uetake has been promoted to assistant vice president, loan administration with Finance Factors. She is responsible for planning, directing, administering and managing the company’s loan activities related to product development, marketing, pricing and production. Uetake has worked at Finance Factors for 14 years. She previously served as clearing services supervisor at Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union.
Roy M. Takumi
State Rep. Roy M. Takumi (Pearl City, Manana, Waipio) has been selected as vice chairman of Education Commission of the States (ECS) for 2015-2017. He was selected for the position in 2013 and is currently completing a 2013-2015 term. He will continue to be involved in developing and implementing a strategy to effectively engage states and ECS commissioners in its mission, and promoting ECS in Hawaii and across the nation.