2020 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Special Promotional Section) HONOLULU Magazine celebrates some of Hawai‘i’s prominent leaders and businesses who are making waves in their industry.
2020 Faces of Hawai‘i


Becker Communications


The Face of

Public Relations & Communications

Chair & CEO Ruth Becker

As a fully-integrated communications company, our definition of public relations is all-encompassing. From promotional publicity through traditional and online media, to community affairs, government relations and crisis management, we serve our clients’ best interests through proactive, innovative, targeted and strategic public relations.


Our professional team’s deep experience and broad range of skills enable us to expertly maneuver through today’s complex markets; while our philosophical approach provides the personal interaction and intuitive sensitivity that clients love.


At the foundation of Becker Communications’ service philosophy is passion for what we do, an intense drive to make a positive difference in our clients’ businesses and in our community, and the high level of energy and enthusiasm we bring to all our pursuits.


Nearly 35 years of solid results, strong referrals and satisfied clients tell us we’re doing it right. If you are in search of excellence in public relations, marketing & advertising, digital communications & social media, we invite you to contact us for coffee and conversation. Let’s explore how we can work together to exceed your goals.


The Face of


An acknowledged leader at the forefront of Hawai‘i’s marketing & communications industry, Becker Communications, Inc. provides the finest in strategic planning, innovative thinking and professional execution, all with the highest standards. Our work with clients is founded on deep interest in their histories, strong understanding of their current and evolving situations, and belief in their futures. On that foundation, we build and execute seamlessly-integrated programs tailored to meet our clients’ marketing & communication needs and support their goals.


Our full range of services includes target-audience identification, strategy development, advertising, digital communications including website development and social media management, and collateral production. To that, we add unparalleled expertise in traditional public relations, the core of our business since January 1986.


Whether your goal is to establish, build, reposition or preserve your brand, you can be sure our work will be a reflection of your mission and values.



HONOLULU | 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu

DALLAS | 3761 Woodshadow Lane, Addison, TX 75001

(808) 533-4165 | BeckerCommunications.com


The Face of

Food Distribution in Hawai‘i

Sysco Hawai‘i
HFM team members, Sitting Left to Right: Ian Cariaga, Gail Tachibana, Melissa Crockett, Kavini Patel, Chancelor Kim, Chris Barbasa, Allan Yokoyama, Noel Butac, Lori Sato, Dat Vo, Ben Badua; Standing Left to Right: Monty Agcaoili, Myrna Lozano, Tianna Kaimimoku, Norma Comia, Harmony Bertelmann, Darren Evangelista, Kris Fleming, Jim Thornberry, Ryland Kiyabu, Kahea Alohikea-Betham, Sweetie Taumua, Matthew McDermott, Kyle Apostol, Raina Romualdo, Stephanie Scott; In the Truck, Left to Right: Curtis Walker, Duane Lau.


As the leading wholesale foodservice distributor in the Pacific region, Sysco Hawai‘i is the only broadline foodservice distributor in the Hawaiian Islands, offering next-day deliveries from food-grade distribution centers on all four of the major Hawaiian Islands, as well as on Guam. We bring the finest quality groceries and supplies to restaurants, schools, hotels and resorts, as well as other institutions who prepare meals away from home. As a member of the Sysco ‘ohana of foodservice companies, our team continues to honor its local roots and is committed to providing the same exceptional level of service you’ve come to expect. Growing stronger together, we are confident that the strengths and capabilities of Sysco will further enhance our ability to be your most valued and trusted business partner.


Sysco Hawai‘i

716 Umi Street, Honolulu

(808) 843-3200 | hawaii.sysco.com


The Face of

Award-Winning Italian Restaurants

Arancino Ristorante Italiano


The best Italian cuisine requires both a great chef and a pizzaiolo, who specializes in pizza making. It’s a traditional, cultural skill that takes years of training to perfect. With both a great executive chef and pizzaiolo, Arancino creates artfully crafted classic dishes with a modern twist. Local and Italian-imported ingredients, masterful preparation plus a devotion to authenticity has made Arancino a winner of HONOLULU Magazine’s prestigious Hale ‘Aina Awards for seven consecutive years, including its Gold win for Best Italian Restaurant. Savor the island’s best Italian at any of its three locations in Waikīkī and the iconic Kāhala Hotel & Resort.


Arancino Ristorante Italiano

Arancino on Beachwalk | 255 Beachwalk Avenue, Honolulu | (808) 923-5557

Arancino di Mare | 2552 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu | (808) 931-6273

Arancino at The Kāhala | 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Honolulu | (808) 380-4400



The Face of

Arcadia Family of Companies

Arcadia Family of Companies
Executive Leadership Team (L-R): Lisa Haneda, Bree Komagome, Heidi Pliszka, Mimi Andrian, Suzie Schulberg, Vivian Lai, Stacey Young, Lorri Kobata, Joyce Nishikawa, Michael Chong and Albert Torres.


In 2020, the Arcadia Family of Companies continues its mission of improving the lives of Hawai‘i’s kupuna. Our employees are committed and work together each and every day.


“We will expand our social accountability program by evaluating existing projects and look for ways to elevate and strategize for the future and by exploring ways to partner with others in the community,” says Suzie Schulberg, President and CEO. “By refocusing our initiatives, we will have a stronger outreach in the greater Hawai‘i community and we hope to contribute to Hawai‘i’s future generations.”



1434 Punahou Street, Honolulu

(808) 941-0941 | arcadia.org


The Face of

Breakfast Comfort Food Café Kaila Style

Café Kaila


“If you love what you do, then going to work is fun!” The smiling faces of Café Kaila’s staff show that they love taking care of their guests and spreading their aloha. Since 2008, the Café Kaila family has satisfied the island’s hungry diners with award-winning comfort foods. Featuring a menu of classic breakfast plates and local favorites, each dish—from Café Kaila’s fluffy omelets made with Waimānalo’s farm-fresh eggs to addictive Belgian waffles topped with perfectly ripe fruits—is thoughtfully prepared from scratch using local fresh produce when available. Above all else, it’s the love put into every plate that keeps guests returning again and again. Head to Market City Shopping Center to experience breakfast comfort food, Café Kaila style.



Market City Shopping Center | 2919 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Honolulu

(808) 732-3330 | Cafe-Kaila-Hawaii.com​


The Face of

Eye Care

Jenkins Eye Care
Jenkins Eye Care doctors (L-R): Tyrie L. Jenkins, M.D.; Jeffrey R. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D. Not Pictured: Jacqueline T. Ueda, O.D.


Jenkins Eye Care has provided innovative eye care in Hawai‘i for over three decades. Led by ophthalmologists Tyrie Jenkins, M.D. and Jeffrey Peterson, M.D., this team of eye care professionals has a passion for keeping eyes healthy. They offer the latest technology in laser assisted cataract surgery, premium lenses, glaucoma treatment, and LASIK surgery.


Personalizing treatments for each patient, they work to ensure safe procedures with minimal recovery times and optimal results, all in an ‘ohana setting. Visit Jenkins Eye Care and experience life with clearer vision.



615 Pi‘ikoi St, Suite 205, Honolulu

(808) 591-9911 | JenkinsEyeCare.com


The Face of


Endodontic Associates of Hawai‘i
Endodontic Associates doctors (L-R): Dr. Adam Inaba, Dr. Craig Haga, Dr. Andrew Inaba; (Middle) Dr. Michael Tajima.


Carl Haga

Nothing is stronger than the power of ‘ohana, and few know this more than the family behind Endodontic Associates, LLC. Established in 1966 by Hawai‘i’s first trained endodontist, Carl Haga, more than 50 years later the practice—led by brother-in-law Michael Tajima, son Craig Haga, and grandsons Adam and Andrew Inaba—thrives on a strong foundation built by three generations. State-of-the-art equipment and a philosophy that puts patient comfort and health first are why Endodontic Associates, LLC ranks at the top of many Hawai‘i dentists’ referrals for patients requiring root canal procedures.


Endodontic Associates, LLC

Honolulu | Ala Moana Building | 1441 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 208 | (808) 591-1515

‘Aiea | Westridge Shopping Center | 98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite C-118, ‘Aiea | (808) 455-9051



The Face of


MGA Architecture
MGA team members (L-R): Joe Kastner, Janelle Mundon, Yukihiro Yamaguchi, Adam Fujioka, Jeff Morrison, Matt Gilbertson, Steven Cummings, Nicole Nagasawa, Ron Barber, and Alan Garduque gather outside their new Kaka‘ako location at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard.


MGA Architecture is beginning its second decade in a new location. Moving into one of their signature projects, 677 Ala Moana Boulevard, the team continues their tradition of award-winning, innovative, iconic work. Consistently named one of Hawai‘i’s top architecture firms, MGA continues to make an impact with exceptional design that respects Hawai‘i’s cultural past while looking progressively toward its future.


Design Talk Hawai‘i, the weekly radio show hosted by MGA president Matt Gilbertson, just celebrated its fifth anniversary. Listen live every Friday at 6 p.m. on The Answer AM 690/94.3 FM, or subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher.


MGA Architecture

677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 705, Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 791-7171 | MGAHawaii.com


The Face of

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Associates of Hawai‘i
Orthopedic Associates of Hawai‘i (L–R): Daniel Lim, M.D., Christopher Lau, M.D., Kyle Chun, M.D., Andrew Richardson, M.D., Christian Kikuchi M.D.


For over 50 years Orthopedic Associates has been Hawai’i’s most trusted orthopedic practice, committed to providing the highest caliber of care and with the most advanced and effective treatments available. We believe that a stronger practice means stronger patients, and we are proud to introduce the next generation of surgeons ready to carry you into the next 50 years.


Born and raised in Hawai‘i, the new faces of Orthopedic Associates have deep-seated roots in the local community. These fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons offer the latest technology in advanced arthroscopy, sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, outpatient hip and knee replacement, foot and ankle surgery and orthopedic trauma. With subspecialist expertise, these surgeons provide individualized, focused and compassionate care that will get you back on your feet and back to being you.


Orthopedic Associates. Ever Stronger.


Orthopedic Associates of Hawai‘i

(808) 536-2261 | oahawaii.com


The Face of

In Vitro Fertilization

Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
(L-R): Thomas Huang, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD; Celia Dominguez, M.D.; Thomas S. Kosasa, M.D.


As Hawai‘i’s first in-vitro clinic, Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute has helped thousands of people realize their dream of starting a family. Led by a team of board-certified physicians with decades of experience in IVF, obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, as well as an on-site Ph.D. embryologist, Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute is committed to providing the highest level of care for patients.


The clinic is open seven days a week to be accessible and responsive to patients’ needs. Free monthly seminars are held for those with questions about the in-vitro fertilization process and other alternatives for couples with fertility concerns.


Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute

Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children

1319 Punahou Street, Suite 980, Honolulu

(808) 946-2226 | PacificInVitro.com


The Face of

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Pacific Maxillofacial Center LLC
Todd K. Haruki, D.D.S., M.D.; Neil Oishi, D.D.S., M.D.


For most people, the removal of third molars (“wisdom teeth”) is necessary for the proper alignment and long-term health of their remaining teeth. This is ideally done in the teenage years to minimize the risks and discomfort associated with the procedure. While most patients request to be asleep for their procedure, several anesthetic options are available based on each patient’s needs and desires. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Todd Haruki and Dr. Neil Oishi are uniquely qualified in treating wisdom teeth. The latest imaging and digital technology enable them to provide exceptional care in a safe and comfortable environment. Wisdom teeth removal with a smooth recovery period and minimal discomfort is their specialty.



Honolulu | 1060 Young Street, Suite 312, Honolulu | (808) 585-8455

Waipi‘o | 94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B204, Waipahu | (808) 676-9560



The Face of

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Group
Pediatric Dental Group doctors (L-R): Dr. Mark Sumikawa, Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai, Dr. David Sumikawa.


Pediatric Dental Group brings unmatched experience and knowledge to Island keiki and their families. In 1966, Dr. Bert Sumikawa started a two-generation, family-run practice, which includes David and Mark Sumikawa and Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai. “We’re trained to understand the developmental dental needs of a growing child, including his or her fears of seeing a dentist,” says Dr. David Sumikawa. “Dental health is closely tied to the overall health of the child.” The kid-friendly facility is a welcoming and efficient environment featuring the latest in dental technologies, including full digital X-rays. The practice treats newborns to college students, including children of former patients.


Pediatric Dental Group

1221 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 1048, Honolulu | (808) 593-8828

4180 Rice Street, #105, Līhu‘e | (808) 245-2131



The Face of

Solar and Home Improvement

RevoluSun executive team (L-R): Josh Powell, Chief Executive Officer; David Gorman, President & General Manager; Eric Carlson, Chief Innovation Officer; Colin Yost, Chief Operating Officer.


Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, locally owned and operated RevoluSun leads all PV contractors (by 2019 C&C of Honolulu PV permits). RevoluSun’s comprehensive approach to Total Home Performance, including PV + battery storage, air conditioning and roofing, provides a one-stop shop for home and business owners looking to make their spaces more economical, comfortable and resilient.


In recent years, other providers have come and gone with the tides of Hawai‘i’s renewable energy policy environment, leaving many local customers without contractor warranties. Through innovation and diversification, RevoluSun has thrived through it all. By expanding into roofing and air conditioning over the past few years, RevoluSun has become the most reliable and trusted solar and home service provider. This is a key distinction to RevoluSun; no other company in the industry is as well diversified. With operations in O‘ahu, Idaho and Massachusetts, we celebrate 10 years stronger than ever!



660 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 220A, Honolulu

(808) 748-8888 | RevoluSun.com


The Face of


Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii
Dr. Daniel Choi (left) and Dr. Brandon Lee


For over 40 years, local families have trusted the Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii with their sight. Founded by Dr. Worldster Lee and now led by son Dr. Brandon Lee and Dr. Daniel Choi, Cataract & Vision Center is a full-service ophthalmology practice with an on-site center dedicated specifically to cataract surgery. Dr. Lee and Dr. Choi utilize the latest laser technology, premium lenses and a personalized approach to create customized treatments for each patient, allowing for rapid recovery and reduced dependence on glasses. Both doctors’ expertise extends beyond cataract surgery, both having completed fellowships at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital. The Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii is proud to provide world-class, compassionate care to Hawai‘i’s families for generations to come.


Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii

1712 Liliha Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 524-1010 | cataractandvisioncenter.com


The Face of

Trusts and Estates

Yee & Kawashima, LLLP
Partners (L-R): Randall M.L. Yee, Jared N. Kawashima


When it comes to planning your future, expertise and reliability are of paramount importance. Unlike larger, general-practice law firms, Yee & Kawashima, LLLP concentrates in estate, trust and probate law. Yee & Kawashima, LLLP takes pride in its many long-term client relationships with both individual clients and family owned businesses. The firm’s commitment to this practice area offers the assurance that the firm will continue to provide the highest level of service for future generations.


Yee & Kawashima, LLLP

1000 Bishop Street, Suite 908, Honolulu

(808) 524-4501 | yklawhawaii.com