Names & Faces


• Hugh O’Reilly has been named the director of sales for Luana Garden Villas at Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Maui.

O’Reilly moved to Maui in 2005 as part of the original Honua Kai sales team and has more than 12 years of experience in real estate sales on the island’s west side, according to an announcement from PowerPlay Destination Properties (Hawaii) Inc.

“Hugh brings extensive knowledge of the local market and of the resort, along with years of experience working in the brokerage community on Maui’s west side,” said Erika Alm, principal at PowerPlay Destination Properties (Haw-aii) Inc. “We’re very excited to have him back leading the team at Honua Kai.”

• Community care services case managers Roxanna Hamaku of Mental Health Kokua and Cliff Ostrover of Aloha House were honored by ‘Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare Health Plans Inc. company, during its CCS Provider Appreciation and Case Manager Awards Luncheon Nov. 3 on Oahu.

Hamaku and Ostrover were among 24 case managers statewide recognized for their efforts to help plan members “assess their health, plan their care program, and monitor their progress towards reaching their behavioral health goals,” according to an announcement.

• Maui-based landscape photographer Mike Neubauer was named a silver medalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s 2017 International Photographic Competition. Neubauer’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., from Jan. 14 to 16.

• Teana Kaho’ohanohano has been named as administrator of Hale Makua Kahului, where she provides oversight of the activities, nursing, social services, maintenance and engineering departments, and is responsible for the organization’s Kahului operations, according to an announcement from the nonprofit that runs skilled and intermediate nursing homes.

Kaho’ohanohano holds a Bachelor of Science in health promotion and disease prevention from the University of Southern California and a master’s in health policy and administration from Washington State University. She is secretary for the Executive Committee on Aging for Hawaii County and serves on the Healthcare Association of Hawaii Long Term Care Reimbursement and Post-Acute Care Collaborative committees.

• Kurt Matsumoto, chief operating officer for Pulama Lana’i, has been elected to serve as a Hawaii Employers Council board member. His three-year term begins Jan. 1.

The Hawaii Employers Council is a nonprofit “employer association dedicated to helping companies of all sizes build and maintain collaborative employee relations,” according to an announcement from the Honolulu-based organization.

* Names & Faces is published on the first Monday of the month and welcomes news releases and announcements regarding new hires and employee promotions and awards at businesses in Maui County. Photos of the employee will be accepted as well. To submit material or for more information, contact Leah Sherman at