Alan K. Okinaka joined the Bay Clinic, Inc. Board of Directors in January of 2012. After holding various positions at GTE Hawaiian Tel, he retired in 1999 as the Island Manager for the Big Island and started a consulting service, Questor Associates, a business focused on leadership and organization development training. Prior to GTE Hawaiian Tel, he was a research associate for the UH at Manoa ALOHA Systems Project, systems engineer for ADTEC Inc. and served in the U.S. Army as a cryptographic equipment technician. Okinaka has served on several boards including the Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island, Business Education Partnership, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UH at Hilo Board of Student Publications, Crime Stoppers of Hilo, Pacific Tsunami Museum, and the UH at Hilo Association of Alumni and Friends. He is currently a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, a past board and member of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, and a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Okinaka received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and in addition, earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree also from the UH at Manoa.
Katharyn Daub has served on the Bay Clinic Board of Directors since 2009. She is a Professor and Chair of the Baccalaureate Nursing at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Prior to her position at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, she was a staff nurse and Hospital Supervisor at the Kona Community Hospital in Hawai'i. She was also a nurse at the Lanai Community Hospital in Lanai, Hawai'i, Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Kentucky, and at Kahu Malama in Honolulu Hawai'i. She is certified as a Transcultural Nurse and a Certified Nurse Educator. Her interests and expertise are in Clinical Health Care, Advocacy, Community Action, our Patient Population, Health Issues and Planning, and Knowledge and commitment to the community.
Kaipo Dye is a native Hawai'ian born on Oʻahu, grew up on the Big Island and raised his three children on the continental US for 13 years, before returning to his home on the Hilo side. After 25 years as an entrepreneur owning his own businesses he believed that the world & he were both in need of change. Kaipo received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo - 2013 in agro-ecology and was accepted to Columbia University where he earned his Master’s degree at the Earth Institute, focusing on issues such as climate change, environmental degradation, disease, poverty and sustainability. His global experience gives him a keen understanding of the effects of colonialism, land tenure and land-use shifts upon people and their environment. His current work focuses on the compounded consequences of climate change, involving adaptation, mitigation & strategic planning. In addition, Kaipo shares the belief that the environment directly influences society in a number of ways which most importantly includes the overall health and wellness of the population. It is this personal conviction that inspires his dedication to Bay Clinicʻs work within the Hawaiʻi community.
After working for thirty years as a social worker and administrator for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Service, Mr. McMinimy and his wife retired and came to the Big Island. He is a patient at the Bay Clinic Keaau Medical Center. During his career, he was instrumental for the establishment of contracts with Federally Qualified Health Centers (like Bay Clinic) throughout the state of Washington whereby millions of federal funds were provided to DSHS for outreach to people in need of Medicaid/Medicare at FQHCs. He and his staff worked closely with Community Clinics in Yakima County, WA to reduce low birth rate and morbidity of babies in the farmworker community due to lack of prenatal care. This was done by outreach efforts to families and to the orchardists in the area in controlling excessive spray and runoff of pesticides.
Barbara A. Doughty joined the Bay Clinic, Inc. board in 2012. A retired California commercial property management & leasing professional, who discovered Hawai'i Island during a vacation some years ago, Barbara now calls Hakalau home. Prior to retirement, Barbara served as the Director of Marketing, Leasing and Property Management for Insignia/ESG, Inc., Marketing and Leasing Director for KAHL & GOVEIA Commercial Real Estate, Director of Property Management at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Director of Business Development at St. Jude Medical Center, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Placentia-Linda Community Hospital and Director of Professional Relations and Marketing at Humana Hospital West Anaheim. Barbara holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree from California State University, Fullerton.
Carol Malani born and raised in Hilo graduated from Waiakea High School and Hilo Community College. Studied Business, Clerical and Legal Assistant, after completing school worked as a clerk with a Youth At Risk Program. Left Hilo in 1995 to live and work on Johnston Atoll, as a Hazmat Clerk, Recreational Assistant and Lead Telephone Operator. Returned to the Big Island in 2002 as a Office Assistant for the DOE first at Kona SPED office than Kealakehe Intermediate, transferred in 2003 to Kaumana Elementary School and presently at Hilo Intermediate. Secretary and member of Laupahoehoe Congregational Church, served as State Sunday School President for 2 years, unit 3 steward for HGEA, serve on various HGEA committees, volunteer with adopt a highway, relay for life and several other non profit organizations. Volunteer coaching volleyball for 14 and under girls is a desire I enjoy, being on the Bay Clinic Board is my way of thanking them for being there for me when I needed them.