The Adult Foster Homecare Association of Hawaii — Big Island Chapter installed its officers and advisers for 2013.
The installation was held on March 23 at the Apuni Center conference room with AFHA of Hawaii State President Thelma Ortal as the administering oath officer.
Other guests and attendees were AFHA Legal Adviser Bryan Andaya, Second Vice President Mila Castro, Treasurer Jocelyn Lazo, CMP Case Manager Rebecca Eder, Jasmine Caban and Trina Lucas.
Officers are: President — Daniel Marcos; First Vice President — Saithorn Heffron; Second Vice President — Norman Camper; Third Vice President — Susan Caban; Executive Secretary — Lovely Tongpalan; Assistant Secretaries — Thelma Agbayani and La Vonnie Fikes Enos; Corresponding Secretary — Rowena Visaya; Recording Secretary — Marichu Paz; Treasurer Anita Ventura; Assistant Treasurers — Imelda Pacris and Leonor Malvar; Auditor — Rudilla Agpoon; Assistant Auditors — Eredulin Julian and Estela Gani; Press Release Officers — Aida Foronoda, Esmeralda Miyasaki, Mercy Arquitola and Marilyn Aurelio; Sergeant at Arms — Johnald Andres, Berlinda Villa, Gracia Agcaoili and Julie Rivera; Advisers — Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth and CMP CEO Agnes Reyes.
The Adult Foster Homecare Association of Hawaii — Big Island Chapter is the industry trade association of home health care on the island under the Community Care Foster Family Home Program of the state Department of Human Services AFHA operates under the umbrella AFHA of Hawaii — Oahu Chapter with the primary intent to serve Medicaid clients unable to care for themselves.
With a membership of about 800 providers statewide, AFHA’s mission is to promote the interests of providers as well as clients, providing 24-hour care to residents in a family setting, allowing them to remain integrated in the community, maintain independence and retain of sense of dignity.