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


Please contact us at 808.524.3363
Director of Admissions:
Dr. Andre West      
Executive Director:
Mr. Cameron Benson        
Professional Medical Coding Director:
Mrs. Mary Anne Gagnon 


Keiko Takemoto
President Helene Takemoto
Chairman, Board of Directors


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



Cameron Benson, Executive Director

Helene Takemoto, President

Keiko Takemoto, Owner

JoAnna D. Macho, Financial Administrator
BA, Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, California

Richard Halicki, Financial Aid Advisor
BA, St Joseph’s University, BS, LaSalle University




Anthony Debold, BA, University of Hawaii
Medical Computers, Keyboarding I & II, Basic Medical Transcription

Christopher Gepfrey, BS, Medical Technology, Ferris State University
Clinical Laboratory II-Hematology, Clinical Laboratory I-Urinalysis

Sheri Gon, MPH, Medical Laboratory Specialist, BS, University of Hawaii
Clinical Laboratory II-Hematology

Lisa Lai, MA, Human Resources Management, Hawaii Pacific University; BS, Oregon State University
Professional Career Development, Externship Coordinator

Gayle Stephens, AAS, RHIT, Heald College; CMRS; CHTS-TR, Leeward Community College,
Office Procedures I & II, Career Internship Coordinator
Professional Medical Coder Program Chair

Ashley Tanaka, RMA, Leeward Community College
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
Psychology of Human Relations, Professional Awareness, Medical Law

Bryan U, BA, Economics, Business Administration, Creighton University
Keyboarding I & II, Math for Healthcare Providers, Medical Computers, Professional Career Development

Wilma Ulep, Certified Laboratory Technician, Kapiolani Community College, AS- Health Administration,
Heald College, RMA, Diploma-Medical Assistant, Med-Assist School of Hawaii
Clinical Laboratory I-Urinalysis

R. Andre West, DC, Life Chiropractic College West; BA, Temple University
Dean of Faculty
Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Medical Terminology I, II & III, Pharmacology