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Lei Cataraha

Senior Leadership

Lei Cataraha, MHA
President & CEO

Leinani (“Lei”) Cataraha is a native of Kona and comes from a family of generational coffee farmers, ranchers, and Hawaiian practitioners. She is the eldest of two children of Maile and Russel David and her diverse heritage is comprised of Hawaiian, Portuguese and Filipino descent. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Colorado State University, and is a graduate of Konawaena High School. She began her career in healthcare in 1999 as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Keauhou Rehabilitation Center (now known as Lifecare Center of Kona). Lei and her family left Kona and moved to Washington State in 2003, where she worked full-time as a front office receptionist at The Everett Clinic (TEC) in Mukilteo while attending evening classes at North Seattle College. Her position at TEC further increased her dedication and desire to advance towards more healthcare opportunities. She was given the opportunity of on-the-job Medical Assistant training from the clinical staff at TEC and excelled in its Internal Medicine department for the next five years. Because of her dedication to healthcare and deep desire to return home to Kona, Lei responded to a classified ad for a Medical Assistant at Ali`i Health Center in 2008, which at that time, was in its infancy. She was hired, returned home to Kona and quickly transitioned from Medical Assistant to Clinical Coordinator. Some of Lei’s notable roles include her promotion to Operations Director in 2010, coordinating the relocation of five Ali`i Health Center clinics to one central location at the Keauhou Shopping Center in 2012, and recently, appointed to her current position as President & CEO of Ali’i Health Center. Beyond her professional pursuits, Lei cherishes her `ohana and enjoys gathering with family and friends, camping, hula and cooking

Arun Reddy, MD

Arun Reddy, MD
Medical Director

Tracey-Jelly

Tracey Jelly, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Tognoli

Dennis Tognoli, BSN, RN
Director of Surgery Center

Sonia Jazmin

Sonia Jazmin
Human Resources Manager

LoriSantos

Lorie Leon Santos
Compliance Officer

Management Team

Jamie Mallardi

Jamie Mallardi
Operations Manager


Primary Care
Pediatrics
Urology
Behavioral Health

Julz Soares

Juliet Soares
Practice Manager


Primary Care
Pediatrics
Urology
Behavioral Health

Angel Johnson

Angel Johnson
Practice Manager


Gastroenterology
General Surgery
Orthopedics

Taishan Tarrant

Taishan Tarrant
Practice Manager


Cardiology
OBGYN

Joelle Emperado

Joelle Emperado
Revenue Cycle Manager

Eric Child

Eric Child
Facilities Manager

Jennifer Goldsmith

Jennifer Goldsmith
Assistant Nurse Manager


Surgery Center

Board of Directors

Gregory D. Hendrickson

Greg Hendrickson, Esq

Board Chair
Gregory D. Hendrickson

Greg Hendrickson, Esq

Greg Hendrickson is the General Manager for the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve (Kona, Hawai‘i), where he directs all activities related to the project. He has served as counsel to many health care institutions, and practiced law in the Health Care Practice Group of Foley & Lardner’s San Francisco office. Greg earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco in 1997. While at Hastings, he completed Hastings’ Tax Concentration and received the 1997 Arthur Anderson Prize in Taxation.  He also has a Master of Science in Health Policy and Law from the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve, he was Special Council with the law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass. Greg is a member of the California and Hawaii Bar Associations.

Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba

Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba

Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba

Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba

Born and raised in Kona, Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba brings extensive experience in communication, education, and leadership to the board. Currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Hawaiʻi County Council for District 8 in North Kona, Dr. Inaba’s leadership role extends to a director position on the boards of Kāhuli Leo Leʻa. His educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in Educational and Communication Studies, a Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Beyond his public service commitments, Dr. Inaba continues his work as a youth educator through the Laʻiʻōpua 2020, the Department of Education, and Kamehameha Schools.

Shellen Hashimoto

Shellen Hashimoto

Shellen Hashimoto

Shellen Hashimoto

Shellen Hashimoto is a valued member of the board at our health center, bringing her expertise in accounting and extensive experience in the health field. With a degree in Accounting from Hawaii Community College – Hilo, Shellen has developed a strong foundation in financial management and analysis.

Having worked in the health field for 12 years, Shellen possesses a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry. Her background allows her to provide valuable insights and contribute to strategic decision-making processes that positively impact the health center’s operations.

Hailing from the ahupua’a of Ka’ū, Shellen has a strong connection to the local community and is passionate about improving the health and well-being of its residents.  She believes in the importance of holistic care and strives to ensure that the health center meets the diverse needs of the community.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Shellen finds joy in spending quality time with her family.  She cherishes moments of relaxation at the beach, immersing herself in the beauty of nature, and expressing her cultural heritage through the art of hula.  Shellen’s thirst for knowledge is evident in her enthusiasm for learning and trying new things.

As a board member, Shellen is committed to the genuine care for the community and dedicates herself to the continued success and growth of our organization.

Keliʻikanoe Mahi

Keliʻikanoe Mahi

Keliʻikanoe Mahi was born and raised on Oʻahu, graduated from Kamehameha Kapālama, and earned her degree in Hawaiian Studies focusing on the Hawaiian language from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. She has her teaching license in Secondary Education but has taught in both Hawaiian and English almost all grade levels through her 22 years in the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education. Keliʻikanoe taught at Hilo High School, Keaukaha Elementary (when the Hawaiian language immersion program was housed there), and most recently Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikamalino since 1998. She was the Vice Principal at ʻEhunui for 11 years and served as the Principal up until 2020 when she pivoted careers. She currently is the Executive Director for a non-profit organization called Hiki Ola, which provides educational engagement for students and community outreach around reforestation at Kealakekua Mountain Reserve. She is also serves as a member of the Kona Soil and Water Conservation District board.

Frank Sayre, DDS

Frank Sayre, DDS

Frank Sayre, DDS

Frank Sayre, DDS

Born: Detroit, Michigan
Education: Ypsilanti High School, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University, B.S.
University of Michigan, D.D.S.
US Air Force Dental Corps 1969-1972
Private Practice: Michigan 1972 – 1974
Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii 1974 – 1975
Kailua-Kona 1975 – 2014
President, Daniel Sayre Memorial Foundation 1997 – Present
Wife – Laura Mallery-Sayre
Daughter – Laura Dunworth, Austin, TX
Two Grandsons

Dr. Jodi Leslie

Dr. Jodi Leslie

Dr. Jodi Leslie

Dr. Jodi Leslie

Dr. Jodi Leslie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Public Health Researcher. She and her husband have a primary care clinic in Kona, Kukui Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Her professional experience involves the areas of Native Hawaiian health, complementary and alternative medicine, lifestyle genetics, chronic disease prevention, health inequities, and community-based research and programs.

Chuck Greenfield

Charles Greenfield, Esq.

Chuck Greenfield

Charles Greenfield, Esq.

Charles “Chuck” Greenfield is a career public interest attorney who previously worked as Executive Director for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, and American Samoa Legal Aid, as well as General Counsel for Micronesian Legal Services Corporation.  In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Ali’i Health Center, he is on the Board of Directors of the West Hawai’i Mediation Center, and on the West Hawai’i Region Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation. He lives in Captain Cook on the Big Island.

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Interested in becoming a AHC Board Member?

Start the process now by filling out the attached application and emailing it to cnicholay@aliihealth.com.

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