Mark Yamakawa has been named president and chief executive of Queens Development Corp., a subsidiary of The Queens Health Systems. Yamakawa will oversee Queens ownership interests in, among others, the Queens Pharmacies, Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. and the Leeward Radiation Oncology. Yamakawa has been vice president of corporate development for Queens Health Systems since 1995. Also joining Queens Development Corp. is Leslie Chinen as vice president of operations. Chinen formerly was director of corporate development with The Queens Health Systems.
KCAA Pre-Schools of Hawaii has named Christina Cox president of its seven-school organization. She has overall responsibility for the fiscal and operational management of the organizations services and programs. Cox was most recently vice president of Kamaaina Kids preschool division. KCAA also named three new members of its board of trustees: Gail Chang, Tessa Magoon Dye and Alan Ito. Jim McCoy was re-elected chairman of the board. Other officers are Robert Ostrem, vice president; Chuck Braden, treasurer; and Tessa Magoon Dye, secretary.
Sheryl Ishizaki has been promoted to executive assistant manager, food and beverage, from her position as director of catering and convention services at the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa. She is responsible for overseeing all food and beverage outlets for the resort, including its six restaurants and lounges. Replacing Ishizaki as director of catering and convention services is Marisa Hurley.
Honolulu attorney Nathan T. Natori has been named a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Natori specializes in health care law and finance/commercial transactions. The firm has more than 390 attorneys in its 11 offices in the Pacific Northwest, including Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Shanghai.
James W. Stanney has been named a senior manager in KPMGs Honolulu office.
Linda Haller has been named director of shelter operations at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Haller has worked in the animal protection business for 15 years, most recently as director of Orange County Animal Control in Florida.
Linda Lacaran has been promoted to director of revenue management at the DoubleTree Alana Waikiki.
Tsuyoshi Sakata has been named to the new position of director of Asian business development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Sakata will be responsible for seeking opportunities in the Asian market, with emphasis on the meetings, convention and incentive area. Most recently, Sakata was general manager of the Sheraton Moana Surfrider.
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