The Chamber represents more than 2,000+ businesses of all sizes representing 210,000 employees from a wide variety of industries that are contributing more than $32 billion in revenue to Hawaii’s economy.
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Exclusive luncheon event for YP members only!
Join the YPs for this intimate healthcare-themed lunch event with three of Hawaii's premier healthcare industry business leaders. This is open to current YP members only and limited to only eight YP members per executive. Sign up NOW to attend this great "talk story" luncheon and learn from these accomplished business executives on how they navigated the pandemic, and more!
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The Queen's Health System
President, The Queen's Medical Center
Joining Queen's in October 2015, Jason has over thirteen years of executive leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit healthcare. He was recently named in Hawaii Business magazine's 20 for the Next 20. He currently serves as a board member for Blood Bank of Hawaii, Vizient, American Hospital Association RPB and is the chair of the Oahu Workforce Development Board. He was previously the CEO of McAllen Heart Hospital and McAllen Medical Center, part of the South Texas Health System and Universal Health Services.
He received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is the past National Vice President of the Japanese American Citizens League.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Courts joined Kāhala Senior Living Community dba Kāhala Nui in August 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer where he oversees strategy, mission driven growth, operations, and philanthropic advancement of this not-for-profit senior living Life Plan Community.
Prior to his role at Kahala Nui, Mr. Court's previous roles included Regional Vice President at Trinity Health Senior Communities, President of Glacier Hills, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Clark Retirement Community, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Zeeland Lumber Holdings, President of Great Lakes Fasteners & Supply, Michigan Division President for Inergy Propane, VP of Business Development and Director of Finance for the Pyxis Innovations Division, and Principal and Chief Financial Officer for the Windquest Group.
Mr. Courts received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees from Western Michigan University. Mr. Courts has served on the Board of Directors for Atrio Home Care, Streams of Hope, Western Michigan University Alumni Association and Legacy Christian School Foundation. He also served as a member of the governing board of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.
Senior Vice President, Government Policy & Advocacy
As senior vice president of Government Policy & Advocacy, Jennifer Diesman works with government leaders on policy initiatives and leads advocacy efforts, community and government relations, corporate giving and the HMSA Foundation, all to improve the health and well-being of HMSA members. She oversees a team whose scope includes everything from community events to working with State and Federal legislators. Through corporate giving and the Foundation, Jennifer and her team make investments in organizations and nonprofits that address health disparities, access to health, and community-driven health.
An active community member, Jennifer currently serves on the board of Diamond Head Theatre, Family Promise Hawaii and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. She is board president of the Hawaii Association of Health Plans.
Jennifer has degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs.
DONATE: YP WAHINE COMMUNITY DRIVE
To support our local community, YP Wahine is hosting its first community drive to support women who are experiencing domestic violence. Items collected will be donated to local domestic violence shelters run by Parents And Children Together (PACT), a statewide non-profit organization. The shelters offer a safe and confidential facility for survivors and their children who can no longer remain in their homes because of danger from domestic violence. Sometimes women arrive at the shelter without their personal items, so our goal is to collect donations of the items listed below to assist in their transition. Bring any of the items below to any YP event in February or drop off at the Chamber's office.
Feminine hygiene items (tampons & pads)
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 23, 2023
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM HST
The Pacific Club, Cleghorn Room
Please make note of the Pacific Club dress code: Business, Business Casual, and Aloha Attire are acceptable for both men and women. Jeans, shorts, collarless shirts, gym shoes, rubber slippers, open toed shoes for men, and any other clothing that would be considered revealing are NOT PERMITTED.
Includes lunch and beverages.
Menu options: Classic Cobb Salad, Pacific Club Wrap sandwich, or Vegetarian chef's choice option
5 or more business days prior to event - full refund
2-4 business days before event - 50% refund
0-1 business day before event - no refund
In consideration for participating as a guest in any Chamber of Commerce Hawaii event, I agree to hold the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii harmless and release it from any liability arising from any lost, missing stolen or damaged personal property at any of its events. Please keep all personal property under observation or secured.
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