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Just a year ago, the notion of "lockdowns", "stay-at-home orders" and "social distancing" were foreign to most of us. Today they are part of our everyday language as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of our lives. Locally, nationally and worldwide, the pandemic has dramatically impacted and changed the economy and our healthcare landscape. COVID-19 is an economic crisis, as well as a health crisis.
Join our panel of experts as they review the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and how it affects your business. Discussions will include current vaccine equity in Hawaii, COVID-19 related legal requirements for businesses, and current federal benefits available to employees and employers.
Senior Director, Marketing and Advertising
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
David Tumilowicz is Senior Director, Marketing and Advertising for Kaiser Permanente's Hawaii Region since September 2017. Tumilowicz formerly worked as publisher of Hawaii Business and Hawaii magazines, and as vice-president of 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.
- Sponsor Welcome, David Tumilowicz, Kaiser Permanente
- COVID-19 Medical Update, Dr. Deb Friesen, Kaiser Permanente
- HR/Legal Update, Louise K.Y. Ing & Cori Lau, Dentons US LLP
- Federal Benefits Overview, Thornton Spain, Small Business Administration
Dr. Deb Friesen, MD, MBA, FACP
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.
Physician Advisor, Customer Clinical Solutions
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She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and recently graduated with honors with her MBA through the University of Denver.
Louise K.Y. Ing
Dentons US LLP
Hawai`i-born and raised Louise K.Y. Ing is a partner in Dentons' Honolulu office, practicing litigation and dispute resolution in business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, construction, receivership, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy matters. She is co-chair of the firm’s Asian, South Asian and Pacific-American Professionals affinity group and was one of the founding partners of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing before its combination with Dentons in 2018. She is Past president of the Hawai`i State Bar Association (HSBA) and Hawai`i State Bar Foundation (HSBF) and continues to serve on both business and non-profit boards, including Island Holdings, a Hawai`i-based insurance and investments holding company, Child & Family Service, the University of Hawai`i Foundation, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream and HSBF. Her professional recognitions include Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Bet–the-Company Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation and Chambers USA. She has received leadership awards from Pacific Business News, YWCA of O`ahu, Girls Scouts of Hawai`i, Patsy T. Mink PAC, HSBA and Planned Parenthood of Hawai`i.
Dentons US LLP
Corianne Lau is a partner in the Honolulu office of Dentons US LLP, formerly known as Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of employment law and litigation, government contracts, commercial disputes and administrative law. Cori’s employment practice includes advising and defending employers on equal employment opportunity matters such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation; counseling on human resources issues such as employment policies and agreements and proprietary rights; defending wage and hour investigations and disputes; and litigating claims of wrongful termination and whistleblower protection. She has written about and presented seminars on Hawai`i employment law and legislation and various government contracts (procurement) topics.
Cori has represented government contractors in procurement matters, including protests, claims and disputes, debarment actions, administrative hearings and appeals. Cori represents construction contractors and subcontractors in every stage of their government and commercial contracts, including dispute resolution.
Cori is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Employment Law Committee of DRI, and the National Contract Management Association. She is a former director of the Hawai'i State Bar Association and a past President of Hawai'i Women Lawyers and of the Hawai'i Women’s Legal Foundation. Cori serves on the Board of Directors of the East‐West Center Foundation and the Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the East-West Center.
Cori has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for Labor & Employment Litigation (2012-2021; 2017 "Lawyer of the Year"), Employment Law - Management (2013-2021), Arbitration (2012-2021) and Government Contracts (2018-2021).
Thornton "Mark" Spain
Small Business Administration, Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office
Thornton “Mark” Spain serves as the District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office which covers the State of Hawaii, the Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Mr. Spain’s extensive experience includes over 50 years of banking, financial services and consulting work specifically engaged in the formation of new businesses and service in the United States Marine Corps.
In the private sector, Mr. Spain worked with local and national lenders in various senior leadership roles and positions including bank regulatory (FSLIC/FDIC) compliance duties associated with troubled financial institutions.
As a Marine, Mr. Spain received the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V for Vietnam Service. From his Vietnam service, Mr. Spain is an Agent Orange/Colon Cancer survivor, and he achieved 100% Service-Disabled Veteran status with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2019.
Mr. Spain joined the SBA in 2012 and served as the Deputy District Director before being appointed as the District Director in 2021.
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