North Hawai‘i Community Hospital (NHCH) is pleased to announce that Kaloa Robinson has joined the NHCH ‘ohana as the hospital’s Director of Community Outreach. He will lead the organization’s outreach and community partnership efforts, as well as oversee communications programs.
“We are thrilled to have Kaloa on our team to help NHCH become a more active partner in the community,” said Kerry Howell, Vice President of Development, Marketing and Communications. “Kaloa’s deep experience in community relations and his personal commitment to community service is a tremendous contribution to NHCH, our stakeholders and the greater community.”
Kaloa has extensive experience in community relations with multiple outlets that include U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka as Legislative and Special Assistant in Washington, D.C.; John A. Burns School of Medicine’s faculty member; Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence as Recruitment Specialist; Hui Mālama Ola Na ‘Oiwi as Executive Director; and HMSA as Community Liaison. Kaloa is Vice Chairman of the Hawai‘i County Fire Commission, a member of the Akaka Falls Lions Club and a recent board member with Hawai‘i Island United Way. Kaloa graduated from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, HI, received his B.A. from Whittier College in Whittier, CA, and his M.A. in Issues Management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
“I remember visiting NHCH just after it opened 16 years ago and felt a great sense of healing and peace,” says Robinson. “I wholeheartedly feel privileged to be a part of the NHCH ‘ohana and look forward to strengthening and building relations in our community . . . being here is maika’i loa,” says Robinson.