American Cancer Society Hawai’i Pacific Announces New Leadership

Board Elects New Officials and Members

HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The American Cancer Society Hawai`i Pacific, Inc., serving the State of Hawai`i and Guam, recently elected a new slate of officers and two new members to their board of directors.

JosephWikoff.jpgJoseph Wikoff, CPA was elected Chair of the Board.  Wikoff is the Managing Director at Wikoff, Combs & Co., LLC.  He is also a member and past president of the Hawai`i Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hawai`i Association of Public Accountants.  Wikoff is a past member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hawai`i, Hawai`i Association for Adults and Children with Learning Disability, and Pacific Foundation for Cancer Research. He has been involved with the American Cancer Society Hawai`i Pacific since 2001.

In addition to Wikoff, the officers of the board are:  Senator Roz Baker-Vice Chair; James Grobe, MD-President; Melvin Paul Palalay, MD-Vice President; Daryl Kurozawa, MD-Secretary; and Michael Chang, MBA-Treasurer.

Two new members were also elected to the board of directors.  Ilsa Jencks, representing Maui/Moloka`i/Lana`i, has over 20 years of experience in construction, development, and real estate sales. Ms. Jencks also co-founded “Dreams Come True,” a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Representative Marcus Oshiro, representing the Central/Leeward district of O`ahu, has been a state representative since 1994.  Representative Oshiro is a member of the Hawai`i State Bar Association and is active in his hometown community of Wahiawa.