Four new members elected to the Hale Makua Health Services Board of Directors

Four new directors were recently elected to the Hale Makua Health Services Board of Directors: Len Inokuma, Melvin Kawano, Cathy Nobriga Kim, and Sharon Sodetani. Sodetani fills the unfilled three-year term of Bob Cole. Inokuma, Kawano and Nobriga Kim were each appointed to serve five-year terms.

Inokuma is a vice president and residential appraiser at ACM Consultants. He graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, majoring in real estate finance. Inokuma is a former member of the Saint Anthony Grade School Board of Directors.

Nobriga Kim is vice president of Roselani Ice Cream, the frozen division of Maui Soda & Ice Works. She is the president for Saint Anthony Junior Senior High School Board of Directors and also serves on the board of directors of A Keiki’s Dream.

Kawano is the finance manager for Kahului Trucking & Storage, an Alexander & Baldwin business. He graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa, majoring in accounting.

Sodetani is recently retired from a 40-year career as manager at United Airlines. She is a science journalism graduate of Ohio University. Sodetani is an active member of the Maui Realty Suites Association of Apartment Owners Board of Directors and World Wings International, the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants.

Michael Munekiyo will continue to serve as chairman; Roy Sakamoto was elected as treasurer; and Donna McCleary, M.D., was re-elected as secretary.

Hale Makua Health Services is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, established in 1946 to provide a home for elders who had no one to care for them or means to pay for care. For more information, visit