About Us

AlohaCare is a local, non-profit health plan founded in 1994 by Hawaii’s Community Health Centers. Today, AlohaCare has over 70,000 health plan members. We are the third largest health plan in Hawaii. We partner with nearly 3,500 physicians, specialists and providers in the care of our members. We have over 230 employees located in offices on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. 

Board Officers
Board President: David Derauf, M.D., Kokua Kalihi Valley
Board Vice President: Irene Carpenter, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center
Board Vice President: Richard Taaffe, West Hawaii Community Health Center
Board Immediate Past President: Richard Bettini, MPH, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Board Treasurer: BJ Ott, Malama I Ke Ola Health Center
Board Secretary: Emmanuel Kintu, Kalihi-Palama Health Center

Board Members
Phyllis Dendle, Waikiki Health
Helen Kekalia, Molokai Community Health Center
Christina Lee, M.D., Waimanalo Health Center
Mary Oneha, Waimanalo Health Center
Gidget Ruscetta, Pali Momi Medical Center
Alan Terada, Queen Emma Clinics
Cheryl Vasconcellos, Hana Health
Deborah Zysman, Hawaii Children's Action Network