School Officials, Administration & Faculty

 

Med-Assist is comprised of experienced and caring individuals, who form a quality team of professionals that successfully administer the school’s training programs. 

Ownership

Keiko Takemoto

Chairman, Board of Directors

Helene Takemoto

President

Advisory Boards

All members of the board with the exception of Med-Assist faculty and staff are volunteer consultants for the school.

 

 

Medical Assistant Program

Cindy Aban, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Kaiser Permanente

 

Dr. Kevin Awaya

Internal Medicine

Faculty

Med-Assist School of Hawaii

 

 

Kristen Inouye

Human Resources

Hawaii Pacific Health

 

JoAnna Macho

Financial Administrator

Med-Assist School of Hawaii

 

Melissa Mansfield

Human Resources

Altres Medical

 

Leo Salacap, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Kaiser Permanente

 

Ada Toyama

Department of Education

Hawaii State HOSA Coordinator

 

Wendell Woo

Diagnostic Imaging Manager

Pali Momi Medical Center

 

Professional Medical Coder Program

 

Yvette Botelho, CPC

Certified Professional Coder Trainer

 

Jonathan Domingo, CMRS, CPC, CNA

Adjunct Faculty & Pastor

Leeward Community College & Hawaii Community College

New Hope Leeward

 

Patrice Jackson, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CHTS- TR, CHTS-PM, CHTS-IM

Director of CHTS Programs, Faculty

UHCC-Leeward Community College

 

Gayle Stephens, AAS, CHITS-TR

Faculty, Career Internship Coordinator

Med-Assist School of Hawaii


Administration

Helene Takemoto, President, FT

Masters Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 

Cameron Benson, Executive Director FT

 

JoAnna D. Macho, Financial Administrator, FT

BA, Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, California

 

Richard Halicki, Financial Aid Advisor, FT

BA, St Joseph’s University, BS, LaSalle University

 

Faculty

Kevin Awaya,MBBS, Medical Education, University of Sydney; MS, University of Hawaii;

BS, University of Southern California, FT

Clinical Procedures I, II & III, Math for Healthcare Providers, Graduate Seminar, Externship Coordinator

 

Anthony Debold, BA, University of Hawaii, FT

Medical Computers, Keyboarding I & II, Basic Medical Transcription

 

Sheri Gon, MPH, Medical Laboratory Specialist, BS, University of Hawaii, PT

Co-Chairman, Curriculum Committee

Clinical Laboratory II-Hematology

 

Diana Schut, RT

Anatomy Physiology I & II, Medical Terminology I, Medical Terminology III

 

Gayle Stephens, AAS, Heald College; CHITS-TR, Leeward Community College,

Office Procedures I & II, Career Internship Coordinator, FT

Professional Medical Coder Program Chair

 

Ashley Tanaka, RMA, Leeward Community College, Adjunct

Clinical Procedures I, II, & III, AHA- BLS CPR Instructor (Heartsavers)

 

Ruth Treadup RN, M.Ed, University of San Diego; BA, San Diego State

University; AA, City College of San Francisco, PT

Psychology of Human Relations, Medical Terminology II, Professional Awareness, Medical Law

 

Wilma Ulep, Certified Laboratory Technician, Kapiolani Community College,

RMA, Diploma-Medical Assistant, Med-Assist School of Hawaii, PT

Clinical Laboratory I-Urinalysis, Pharmacology