Bev has held the chief executive officer position at Wahiawā Health since January 1, 2016, and had an integral role as a consultant to Wahiawā Health from 2011 to 2015 to develop the process to becoming a community health center. During the formative years of Wahiawā Health, Bev’s consulting scope of work included completing the community health needs assessments, overseeing administrative consultants for board support, assisting board committees including government affairs, executive committee, cultural competence, finance, and community outreach. In 2011, in conjunction with her role as statewide healthcare coordinator for Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), Bev coordinated the development of the HRSA grant application including a timeline, data collection method and completion of community input, focus groups, a needs survey and developing the first annual Wellness Event as part of the grant requirement for a public community health forum. As the project coordinator, she was responsible for all HRSA fund disbursements and financial reports for grant periods and obtained additional private funds to expand public outreach.
Bev has been actively involved in the community for decades including her role as a community organizer at the Ohana Housing Network, Oahu (OH-NO) from 2007 to 2011, focusing on preservation of city and county affordable housing projects. She successfully coordinated the protection of rights of elder residents of the Kahuku Elderly Housing project (HUD Section 8 based) in 2008. In 2005, she was appointed by Gov. Linda Lingle to fill a one-term vacancy as a member of the State House of Representatives, Honolulu/Downtown district.
Bev was born and raised in Honolulu and is a member of a third-generation family with strong political, business, social justice, and historical roots. She graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii with a degree in political science and women’s studies.