CHS Advisory Board

cindy adams

Cindy Adams

President and Chief Executive Officer

Aloha United Way

Curriculum Vitae

Cindy's 30+ years of experience includes business - start-up and Fortune 500 companies - and nonprofit leadership. Her career started in Silicon Valley where she was responsible for business development, sales, marketing, and customer service. In 2009, she was the founding executive director of the Hawaii Meth Project. Most recently, at AUW, Cindy has focused on disrupting the traditional nonprofit culture, evolving the organization's strategic direction and operations and raising expectations of engagement in the community. Under her leadership, AUW has become an innovative partner, developing deeper relationships cross-sector, strengthening its discipline of operational efficiency, and elevating collective impact to facilitate significant and lasting social change. 


sonja bigalke-bannan, msw, lsw

Executive Director

NASW Hawai'i 

Sonja is the Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers - Hawai'i Chapter, where she advocates for social workers and the social work profession. Sonja is a Licensed Social Worker. 

In addition to her work at NASW, she is the owner of Heart Horses and specializes in animal assisted therapy. She is certified through EAGALA and OK Corral in Equine Therapy and is also certified as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor by PATH. She also brings her therapy dog Milo to work with clients. 

Sonja earned her MSW at the University of Hawai'i School of Social Work, class of 2014, with a certification in Non-profit Management from the University of Hawai'i Public Administration Program. She has a BA in International Studies from Earlham College. 


james ireland, Md

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

John A. Burns School of Medicine


gail lerch

Executive Vice President

Human Resources and General Services

Hawai'i Pacific Health


DR. benjamin w. berg

Professor and Director, Simulation

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i - Manoa


lolita e. ching, rn, msn, ccrn

Chief Executive Officer and President

Quality Case Management, Inc. 

 dew-anne langcaon

dew-anne langcaon

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

iHealthHome, Inc. 

Dew-Anne is a senior care technology entrepreneur who leads an innovative software company called iHealthHome. iHealthHome is a subsidiary of Ho'okele Health Innovations, a Hawaii based company dedicated to integrating advanced technologies with caring services for seniors. iHealthHome provides care managers with a software platform that makes it easy for them to use technology to connect the entire care team including a senior, their family, caregivers and healthcare providers. Dew-Anne has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience in healthcare finance, operations and strategic planning. After more than a decade as a hospital administrator, Dew-Anne co-founded a senior care managements and private home care company called Ho'okele in the state of Hawaii who mission is to provide services to enable seniors to live well at home. Ho'okele then co-founded iHealthHome out of a need to bring automation, technologies tools and business intelligence to home and community based senior care. Prior to co-founding Ho'okele, Dew-Anne served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer for Hawaii Pacific Health, where she was responsible for strategy, business development, research, risk management, patient safety and quality management. Dew-Anne is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and started her career as a certified public accountant with the international accounting firm Deloitte and Touche before becoming passionate about leading innovation in healthcare. 


Dr. donna lindsey


Kahuku High & Intermediate School


kehaulani padilla, msw

Kipuka Ko'olau Poko

Queen Lili'uokalani


pamela a. witty-oakland


Director of Community Services

City and County of Honolulu