2020 Health Summit


Emcee: Beth-Ann Kozlovich
Senior Development Officer, Sutter Health Kahi Mohala
Beth-Ann Kozlovich leads fundraising for Hawaii’s only stand-alone, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital focusing on children as young as four through high school teens. Before joining Kahi Mohala, Kozlovich served as Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s talk shows executive producer and oversaw its five locally produced talk programs. 

8:00 – 8:10 AM Welcome
Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii






David Tumilowicz
Vice President Public Relations, Communications, & Brand Management
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
David Tumilowicz is Vice President of Communications and Brand Management for Kaiser Permanente’s Hawaii Region since September 2017. Tumilowicz formerly worked as publisher of Hawaii Business and Hawaii magazines, and as vice-president at PacificBasin Communications, Hawaii’s largest magazine publishing house. Tumilowicz holds his BA in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and a MA in Sociology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Dianne Winter Brookins 
Dentons US LLP
Dianne Winter Brookins is a partner in Dentons’ Honolulu office and leader of the Honolulu healthcare practice group. Dianne began her legal career as a judge advocate in the Marine Corps, then spent several years litigating insurance coverage and other complex commercial disputes in Seattle and Honolulu.

8:10 – 8:40 AM -Keeping Pre-Paid Sustainable – What Can Employers Do?

Gordon Ito 
Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner 
State of Hawaii
Gordon I. Ito was appointed as Insurance Commissioner for the Hawaii State Insurance Division in July 2010 by Governor Linda Lingle. He was reappointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie and Governor David Ige on January 2011 and 2015 respectively. Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Ito was the Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner since 2000 and was the Supervising Attorney of the Insurance Division from 1993 – 2000. Commissioner Ito obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii and a law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

8:40 – 9:40 AM – Vote for Your Health – Summary of Candidate Healthcare Platforms

Moderator: Dianne Brookins, Partner, Dentons US LLP


Vartan Djihanian
Manager, Western Region Congressional and Public Affairs Division
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Vartan Djihanian is manager of the Western Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He helps develop pro-business legislative and political activities in five western states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Djihanian also assists with the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress and state and local chambers of commerce throughout the region.

Before joining the Chamber, Djihanian served as an adviser and communications director for various members of Congress, including former Reps. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and John Campbell (R-CA).He also held senior roles for high-profile political campaigns, including Tommy Thompson for the U.S. Senate (R-WI), Joe DioGuardi for the U.S. Senate (R-NY), and Jim Rogan for the House of Representatives (R-CA), and was a congressional page on the floor of the U.S. House.

John Russell, IV
Dentons US LLP

John Russell is a member of Dentons’ Public Policy practice. Focusing on federal advocacy and strategic communications, John worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. In his career, John has worked both extensively and effectively in the legislative, communications and campaign arenas.

Described by the National Journal’s Richard Cohen as experienced and discreet, John has built and maintained strong relationships with members of Congress, as well as committee and personal office staffs. His strong and nuanced working knowledge of the policy, political and personal aspects of Washington, DC, allows him to design winning strategies to accomplish dynamic policy and market objectives. John was named a Top Lobbyist for 2018 and 2019 by The Hill newspaper.

9:50 – 10:00 AM Break 

Anthony Hallam 
Lifestyle Coach
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Anthony has a Master of Science in exercise physiology and is a Certified Personal Trainer. He enjoys helping individuals achieve goals they once thought were too hard to complete. While he primarily works with members over the telephone, Anthony also enjoys providing education in a class setting. Recently, he has turned his attention to plant-based nutrition and athletes.

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Partnership to Address Chronic Disease in Hawaii – How Employers and Providers are Making an Impact 

Moderator: David Tumilowicz, Vice President, Public Relations, Communications & Brand Management, Kaiser Permanente

Tom Carter
Vice President, Workforce Health Consulting Group & Kaiser-on-the-Job
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Tom’s background includes executive positions with several healthcare organizations and In 2004 he joined Kaiser Permanente to lead Sales and Advisor Relations and is now the National Practice Leader of the Consulting team for Supporting Employers and Business Advisors in developing Workforce Health Strategies. In addition he leads the Kaiser-On-the-Job injury care and occupational health and safety services business line in California, Northwest, Washington and Hawaii. Responsibilities also include leading the multi-cultural markets team focused on helping customers improve health literacy for all populations.

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM – Evolutions in Healthcare – Digital Diagnosis: Technology, Innovation and Future of Healthcare

Moderator: David Tumilowicz, Vice President, Public Relations, Communications & Brand Management, Kaiser Permanente

Pat Sullivan
Founder & CEO

Dr. Patrick Sullivan founded Oceanit in 1985, a self-funded “Mind to Market” company that produces technology from home-grown research, development and engineering,  which employs over 160 scientists, engineers and professionals that provide innovative solutions in the fields of aerospace, energy, engineering, information technology and life sciences. He received his Ph.D., in engineering from the University of Hawaii and his BS in Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dee Dee Schick
Director National Planning Facilities

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Dee Dee Schick is Director of Clinical Facilities for IT Capital Project Delivery where she is  responsible for the national oversight of Best Practice and Next Generation Technologies Delivery within the MOB, Mental Health and Wellness and Hospital portfolios. She and her team partner with the NFS MOB and Hospital  Center of Excellences and IT product owners to serve as the national IT liaison to support  NFS strategies and optimization of our facility IT infrastructure and design.

Christina Higa, PhD

Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
Christina Higa is the Co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) and Associate Director of the Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  PBTRC is one of fourteen Telehealth Resource Centers in the U.S. that is funded by the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration (OAT/HRSA).  Christina received an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Hawai‘i in Communication Information Sciences. 

1:05 – 1:30 PM – Keynote Speaker: Climate Change and Your Health

Elizabeth Baca, MD MPA

Specialist Leader
Dr. Elizabeth Baca is a Specialist Leader at Deloitte providing systems thinking and insights to health care and life science clients to support care delivery innovation and research to foster total health and well-being. Dr. Baca has served in several national and global advisory roles including with the Urban Land Institutes Health Leaders Program, an advisor to FoodSystem6, a food system accelerator, and as a contributor and member of the Biotech Futures Council for the World Economic Forum. She studied health policy at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. She completed her Masters in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and her Doctorate of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 


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