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As the state of Hawaii slowly lifts mandates and businesses start to think about back to business and re-opening their organizations, prepare for the new workplace model and the new corporate landscape.
Register to attend "Getting Back to Business, Safely. Practical Advice for Employers and Employees" webinar to hear from the experts at Kaiser Permanente, Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris and Knorek, and Oceanit to learn the newest developments on employment law and future racing strategies when getting back to business.
- COVID-19 Clinical Update with Dr. Deb Friesen, Kaiser Permanente
- Planning for Return-to-Work from an Employer's Perspective, John Knorek, Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris Knorek
- Future Facing Strategies, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Oceanit
Dr. Deb Friesen, MD, MBA, FACP
Physician Advisor, Customer Clinical Solutions
National Sales and Account Management
Dr. Deb Friesen is an Internal Medicine physician who trained at the University of Colorado, including a Chief Residency year. She was in private practice for 11 years before joining Kaiser Permanente 14 years ago. As part of the Colorado Permanente Medical group she was on the Board of Directors for 5 years, and was Board Chair for two of those years.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and recently graduated with honors with her MBA through the University of Denver.
Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris Knorek
John Knorek, a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation and arbitration. Mr. Knorek is a founding co-editor of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Desk Manual for Employers and its Model Employer Handbook.
Mr. Knorek serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Human Resources Management - Hawaii and Blood Bank of Hawaii. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and University of Cincinnati.
Patrick K. Sullivan, PhD
CEO & Founder
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 scientist, engineers and professionals that provide innovative solutions in the fields of aerospace, energy, engineering, information technology and life sciences.
Named HawaiiBusiness Magazine's 2016 CEO of the Year, and under his leadership Oceanit medical spin-outs include NanoPoint, iFirst, and Hoana Medical. Dr. Sullivan is dedicated to the community with his extensive experience on boards and commissions including Ocean Research Advisory Panel, Parker Ranch, High Technology Development Corporation, Rehab of the Pacific, Hoana Medical, Inc., and IBIS Networks, Inc.
Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Hawaii and his BS in Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Can't join us live? No problem! Register to attend and we will send you the recording of the event afterwards!
Brought to you in partnership with the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii State Bar Association, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Molokai Chamber of Commerce and University of Hawaii.
Mahalo to our sponsor!
Date and Time
Thursday May 14, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HST
Thursday, May 14, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM HST
Register to attend and the webinar link information will be emailed to you on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Complimentary for Chamber member
Online Registration Closes on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tricia Fetui, Senior Director of Events