Volunteer Board

The Kona Hospital Foundation values our dedicated team of volunteers because they understand the importance of supporting healthcare in our community.  Each has his or her own reason for volunteering, but they all work toward the same goal: to help the Kona Hospital Foundation and Kona Community Hospital raise the level of healthcare in West Hawaii.

We are grateful for their commitment and energy!

Board Group Photo
Ikaika Hauanio

Jason “Ikaika” Hauanio

Chairperson

Ikaika is a Vice-President and Associate Resident Director of the Kona office of Merrill Lynch. Ikaika advises clients on wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer through the creation of individually customized wealth management strategies. He started his career with Merrill Lynch in Honolulu and moved to Kona in 1998. Ikaika received his BBA and MBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He also holds the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), and the Merrill Lynch internal designation of CFM.

Ikaika has been the past-president of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka, past member of the NELHA board, and past member of the West Hawaii Advisory Committee. He is currently an Innovations Public Charter School Foundation Board member, Queen Liliuokalani Trust Advisory Committee Member and has been a member of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce since 2000.

He enjoys all types of ocean activities and spending time with his wife, Billie and three children.

Peter Olson

Peter S.R. Olson, Esq.

Vice-Chairperson

Peter S.R. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters, including: litigation (civil, family, and criminal), transactional, and business formation/advisement in Kona and Kamuela.

He was born and raised in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawai`i. He is the son of John L. Olson, founder of Olson & Sons. Peter has assisted his father at the firm since he was five years old.

Peter received his Juris Doctor and Environmental Law Certificate from Univerisity of Hawai`i at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law in 2005. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn S. Hara in the Third Circuit Court in Hilo.

Thereafter, Peter became a Deputy Public Defender for the State of Hawai`i. Peter has participated in 100s of Bench Trials and numerous Jury Trials with success.

He has been an avid outrigger canoe paddler since he was five years old. Mr. Olson’s passion is paddling his one person outrigger canoe (OC1) down-wind in Hawai`i’s channels. Mr. Olson is a veteran paddler of the `Alenuihaha (Hawai`i to Maui), Pailolo (Maui to Moloka`i), and Kaiwi (Moloka`i to O`ahu) channels. Peter S.R. Olson is also a life-long student of Hawaiian History, Language, and Environment.

Judith Ann

Judith-Ann Nakamaru

Trustee

Judi was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, graduating from Liberty High School. She attended Temple University School of Dental Hygiene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she met her husband, Dr. Kent Nakamaru. They moved to Kealekekua, Hawaii in 1967 where she helped him set up the fourth dental practice in the community below the Kona Community Hospital. For a time she worked as the first private dental hygienist in West Hawaii.

Judi served on the Kona Community Chorus Board and then on the Kona Association for the Performing Arts board as a director and Vice President, on the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Ka Makani Boosters Board keeping track of the athlete’s varsity letters for fifteen years. At one time, she held four International Game Fish Association world record marlin, ahi, and aku records.

She enjoys traveling, flower arranging, singing, reading, fishing, and spending time with her four children and grandchildren.

Vicki Rosenstein

Trustee

Vicki and her Husband, Alexander Rosenstein, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, moved to the Big Island in late 2017, when Alexander was brought in by Ali’i Health Center to develop the Adult Reconstruction Joint Replacement Program for Kona Community Hospital. They’ve been married for 38 years and throughout the years Vicki has been an active member of Orthopedic Department and/or Hospital Foundation committees.

For several years in Laguna Beach, CA, she served on the South Coast Medical Center Winners Circle Ball Committee, an important fund-raising arm of the Medical Center Foundation. The Committee planned major community-wide events, which generated considerable charitable contributions for the Medical Center.

While in TX, Vicki served as President of the University of Texas Faculty Wives and Women Faculty (UTFWWF) from 2009 to 2011. UTFWWF was responsible for developing excellent programs that generated charitable contributions for the hospital and created medical school scholarships.

She is currently a member of other non-medical charitable organizations and has served on boards in various capacities over the years. While her background is non-medical, she’s a business woman with years of experience in marketing, advertising, and sales. She’s a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Texas.


Together, we save lives.

Please support Kona Community Hospital as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your philanthropy will help overcome funding gaps and care initiatives – galvanizing our infrastructure so that we can improve the health of patients who need treatment today and in the future.

With your generosity, you will help expand care for patients and families in crisis – and provide the vital resources Kona Community Hospital needs to provide timely treatment and care today and beyond.  We are grateful for your compassion and commitment to improve the lives of people here at Kona Community Hospital and throughout the community.