Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is pleased to welcome Susan Hunt, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hawai’i Island Beacon Community (HIBC). Hunt brings a wealth of experience in the Healthcare field as the former Chief Executive Officer of Hamakua Health Center Inc. – a federally qualified community health center, where she was responsible for all aspects of clinical quality and business operations. Since 1998, she has served as Managing Member of LPSR Properties, LLC where she coordinated land acquisition, financing and construction project management for Hale Ola Pono Health Center , located in Kamuela , Hawai’i . She also served for four years as Executive Director of North Hawai’i Women and Children’s Services also located in Kamuela.
“Susan’s solid educational background, proven leadership and strong professional experience in the local business community make her a perfect fit to lead HIBC as we strive toward improvements in quality health care and health care accessibility for all of our County of Hawai’i residents,” stated Mayor Kenoi.
The Hawai’i Island Beacon Community is a consortium of healthcare and community leaders that was created to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and population health on the Big Island . Hawai’i County was awarded $16,091,390 in federal stimulus funds, and is one of 17 communities across the nation chosen to demonstrate measurable improvements in health and healthcare through IT-enabled clinical transformation. The College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo serves as the administrative core for this community grant.