Welcome to the following new St. Francis Healthcare System board members:
Howard Lee has been President and Chief Executive Officer of UHA Health Insurance since May 2011, succeeding Max Botticelli, MD, UHA’s founding CEO. He joined UHA as Chief Financial Officer in 1997, a year after UHA was founded, and continued in that role until 2005. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2003, and was named Executive Vice President a year later. Howard has served on the UHA Board of Directors since 1999 and served as Treasurer from 2004 to 2011.
Howard is a proven leader, playing an instrumental role in helping UHA navigate periods of turbulent change as well as tremendous growth. The company emerged successfully from rehabilitation in 2004 and has since realized membership growth of more than 50 percent over the past seven years. UHA maintains the largest provider network in the state and is the only Hawai’i health plan founded and guided by physicians.
Howard serves as Chair of the Hawai’i Health at Work Alliance, a Director of the Hawaii Association of Health Plans, Chair of the Waikiki Health Center, Director of the Hawaii Division of the American Heart Association, and Chair of the March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter. Prior to joining UHA, Howard was Vice President and Controller with Magoon Estate, Limited and Guenoc Winery, in Hawaii and California, from 1991 to 1997, and served as an Audit Manager with Coopers and Lybrand International, CPAs from 1984 to 1991.
Howard was born and raised in Hawai’i and graduated from James B. Castle High School in Kaneohe and the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.
Nelson K. Moku III has been with American Savings Bank since 1995, and currently serves as Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer. He has been in the Corporate Banking Department since 2006 and previously served as Operations Manager at the Aina Haina Branch, and as Operations Supervisor at the Waikiki Branch.
Nelson received a degree in business administration from Menlo College where he also served as captain of the football team. He is a member of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association. In addition to the St. Francis Healthcare System board, he serves on the boards of St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, the Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund, and the Community Associations Institute, Hawaii Chapter. Nelson and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Marisa and Ashlyn.
Arnold K. H. Wong has been Director of Government Affairs for the Ironworkers Union Stabilization Fund, Local 625, since 2005. He works with federal, state and county government and the executive and legislative branches of state government to develop new laws, statutes and ordinances. He also works with developers, government, and unions to promote construction projects, and manages and oversees all of the union’s Political Action Committee funds and campaign activities.
He previously worked as the Government Grants Manager with The Nature Conservancy; Homeless Coordinator with the City and County of Honolulu; and as a Congressional Aide for Congressman Neil Abercrombie.
Arnold holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Hawaii Pacific University, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii-Manoa; and earned a management certificate from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
In addition to serving as a member of the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, he is a Vice-Chairman of the Honolulu Fire Commission and Land Use Commission.