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January 2021 – December 2023
  1. Transitioned Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from the State of Hawai’i, Department of Health, to the City and County of Honolulu. Direct oversight will give the City the ability to improve operations and expand coverage.
  2. Worked with Ocean Safety to expand the budget and staffing to sustain “Dawn to Dusk” coverage on O’ahu beaches and in nearshore waters.
  3. Expanded and operated C.O.R.E. (Crisis Outreach Response and Engagement) for one-on-one engagement with the homeless community on the streets of O’ahu. C.O.R.E. also operates a medical clinic (triage) in partnership with JABSOM (John A. Burns School of Medicine).
  4. Relocated Health Services from a former fire station in Iwilei to a modern medical clinic in Kalihi.
  5. Restarted the City’s Recruit Academy for EMTs, to actively recruit for expert staff to run the City’s EMS island-wide service.
  6. Maintained emergency response (EMS and Ocean Safety) during COVID-19, providing first-class service to O’ahu residents and visitors.
  7. Restarted Ocean Safety’s junior lifeguard program.