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David Hipp has joined Liliʻuokalani Trust as its systems change manager, according to Nalei Akina, vice president and chief program officer.
Mr. Hipp will support the trust’s new strategic plan – to serve the most disadvantaged kamaliʻi (trust beneficiaries) and to begin addressing root causes of poverty and stimulating systems change – by facilitating collaborative work and partnerships at a statewide level with state and county agencies and private sector entities.
Mr. Hipp has been a leader in juvenile justice reform in the State of Hawaiʻi and has been working with at-risk youth for 38 years. He previously worked as executive director with The Salvation Army – Family Intervention Services where he administered and managed an array of services for troubled youth and their families in Hawaiʻi and Maui counties including outreach, diversion, intervention, shelter and residential programs on behalf of those most in need. Prior to Family Intervention Services, David worked in both the Lingle and Abercrombie administrations as executive director at the Hawaii Office of Youth Services, the state’s juvenile justice agency. His accomplishments there include developing and implementing the strategy to end five years of federal oversight at the Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility for civil rights violations; overseeing programs for youth at-risk and reducing the incidence of recidivism through prevention, rehabilitation and treatment services; and developing strong working relationships to foster greater collaborative efforts with numerous entities and agencies within both county and state governments and in the private/non-profit sectors to ensure optimum services for at-risk youth statewide.
Mr. Hipp further spearheaded the passage of Act 201 – Relating to Juvenile Justice in 2014, which contributed to Hawaiʻi being one of only three states recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as “Smart on Juvenile Justice.” In 2015, he was honored by Mental Health America as the state’s Outstanding Government Leader.
Prior to the Hawaii Office of Youth Services, Mr. Hipp served in numerous capacities during his 15-year career with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice: first as superintendent, then as a training specialist, senior management analyst, regional director, and finally as the director of policy development at their headquarters in Tallahassee.
Mr. Hipp received his bachelor of arts with a concentration in social sciences from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York; he attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale for graduate work in both education and administration.
Mr. Hipp’s position was created as a part of the trust’s recent organizational restructuring and the unveiling of its new strategic direction to serve the most disadvantaged kamaliʻi (trust beneficiaries), and to begin addressing root causes of poverty and stimulating systems change.
Catholic Charities Hawaii has selected Terrence "Terry" Walsh, a leader with more than 20 years of experience in social services from local to global platforms, as its new CEO and president. Walsh will take over as head of the organization on Nov. 1. He will succeed outgoing CCH CEO and president Jerry Rauckhorst, who will retire at the end of 2016 following 20 years of service leading the local organization.
Walsh is currently president and CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan. His personal ties to Hawaii include attending and earning his bachelor's degree in behavioral science at Chaminade University, serving as a teacher for special needs students at Washington Intermediate School in Honolulu, and as counselor for troubled teens at Hale Kipa.
W. Michael Lee, an executive transition management consultant, has been named President/CEO of Responsive Caregivers of Hawaiʻi (RCH), where he has served as interim executive director since 2014. RCH is a nonprofit organization that has provided adult day health and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities for the past 40 years.
During his time as interim director of RCH, Lee led a successful financial turnaround and achieved the organization’s first operating surplus since 2010, secured a $10,000 grant from the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation and positioned the organization for $356,000 in programmatic grants.
“I’ve become enamored with the mission of RCH and serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It is a true honor and a privilege to be able to make a difference in the daily lives of people not with disabilities but rather, people with unique gifts and abilities,” Lee said.
Lee has more than 30 years of experience as a chief executive and executive transition management consultant both in Hawaiʻi and on the mainland, building public-private partnerships, high-performing management teams and improving financial performance for community-benefit organizations.
“As a consultant, Mike gave us a fresh perspective about our organization, breathing new life into the organization’s mission and operations,” said Tami Ho, chair of RCH’s board of directors. “With the impending shift of our industry to facilitate greater client independence, participant-centered choice and community integration, Mike’s expertise will be invaluable as we usher in a new and exciting chapter in our history.”
Prior to joining RCH, he held positions at the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance and Foundation, the Waikīkī Community Center, the Hawaiʻi Nature Center and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation. As Director of Community Programs for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, he oversaw its volunteer, educational and community engagement initiatives. Previously, Lee held instructional, directorship and CEO roles for the Yosemite National Institutes (now “Nature Bridge”) where his leadership contributed to the expansion of private educational institutes in Yosemite, Golden Gate and Olympic national parks. Lee is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael Titterton, who has been the president, general manager and voice ofHawaii Public Radio for 16 years, said Thursday that he will step down from his post in June.
“HPR has been a large part of my life for over a decade and a half now, and will be a part of me always,” he said in an email to HPR members. “These years have been high among the most rewarding of my life. While I have no immediate professional plans following my departure, I feel strongly that it is time for me to move on.
"I do so with optimism and a great deal of gratitude to the many people who have helped with the growth and maturation of HPR into an important resource to this wonderful community,” he said.
Since his arrival in early 1999, the station has expanded to a 13-frequency network and grown from 7,000 members to 13,000 members.
The nonprofit's annual operating budget has grown to $4.8 million compared to $1.6 million a decade and a half ago.
“Replacing Michael will be one of the biggest challenges that HPR has faced,” said Dr.Tyrie Jenkins, chair of HPR’s board of directors. “He has brought vibrancy to this organization and positioned it for future success. Always the sophisticated, clever voice of HPR, he has put Hawaii on the map of public radio stations nationwide. We will miss his day-to-day presence, but are sure his vision will remain intrinsic to HPR.”
JudgeRichard R. Clifton, a former HPR board member, said Titterton's service has been nothing short of extraordinary.”
“HPR was cash-strapped when he arrived, having suffered from several annual deficits during the difficult 1990's, and it is now nationally recognized among nonprofit organizations for its financial responsibility," Clifton said. "We had aspirations of statewide delivery of two program streams, and he led us down a long and winding path to achieve that goal. It would be fair to say that his performance exceeded not only our expectations but also our dreams. He will be a tough act to follow, but he has put HPR in a good position for his successor to serve our community for years to come.”
Baltimore-based Livingston Associates is conducting an executive search for his replacement.
It is with mixed sentiments that I announce a major staff transition for our organization. After almost 13 years with AIA and 25+ years as a Hawaii resident, Amy Blagriff, Hon. AIA will be moving on from her position as Executive Vice President of AIA Honolulu, our Center for Architecture, and the AIA Hawaii State Council to resettle with her husband on the mainland. Amy is committed to staying here in Hawaii through the end of this year and will continue to assist remotely during the transition to a new Executive Vice President- anticipated to be filled in the first quarter of 2016.
Executive Search Process: To assist our Executive Committee and Board of Directors in selecting a qualified candidate, the Honolulu executive search firm of Inkinen & Associates has been contracted to handle the executive search on behalf of AIA Honolulu. Kathy Inkinen, President & Owner, will be our direct contact. As President of AIA Honolulu, I have worked with the Executive Committee to appoint a search committee including the current Executive Committee and AIA Honolulu past presidents, John Fullmer, AIA (2003), Pip White (2012), AIA and Louis Fung, AIA (2013). Working with Kathy, the search committee will be responsible for reviewing the list of qualified candidates, fully participating in the interview process, and making a final recommendation for approval by the Board of Directors.
Timeline: Our timeline anticipates proactive recruitment of qualified candidates from now through December 11, 2015 for submission of resumes. Due to the approaching holiday season, we anticipate that interviews will be scheduled beginning the first week of January, 2016 with board approval of the candidate at the January meeting of the Board of Directors. We hope to have a new executive in place no later than March 1, 2016.
In terms of interim arrangements, our consultant has suggested that we focus all of our efforts on finding a new EVP/CEO. During the next two months, Amy will be working with the Executive Committee and key consultants to insure that key accounting, programming and media/outreach functions will not lapse. Camilla Nicholas will continue to keep our calendar and web content up to date, and continue with membership, coordinate access to the Center and program support. We will use the Island Architect Weekly to appraise the membership of any key updates to the process, and to insure continued member service.
Inquiries/Submittals: If you have any questions regarding the executive search process, please feel free to contact Kathy Inkinen, President of Inkinen and Associates. Kathy's direct line is 808-380-4177 of your own interest, with any suggestions of qualified candidates or with questions regarding the position. A notice of opportunity will be placed on our AIA and trade/industry websites. A detailed position description is also available for viewing at www.aiahonolulu.org
Amy has made significant contributions to the AIA in Hawaii, and we'll be taking the opportunity as the upcoming Annual Business Meeting and as the year draws to a close to recognize her many accomplishments on the local, state, regional and national levels. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Hawaii Convention Center for the Pacific Building Trade Expo and annual meeting and elections, scheduled from 11:30 - 1:00 pm.
Scott R. Wilson, AIA, 2015 President, AIA
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