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JOHN BELEW is Straub Medical Center’s new chief operating officer (COO). He is now in charge of all clinical and business operations for the Honolulu center and its clinics across Hawaii. Belew most recently served as COO at Darnell Army Medical Center in Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Martin’s University in Washington.

DIANE PALOMA has been appointed Lunalilo Home’s first-ever chief executive officer. She was previously director of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at Queen’s Health Systems and held other senior positions at John A. Burns School of Medicine and Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA). Paloma will lead the organization in extending the impact of its mission to support Hawaii’s kupuna.

NATHANIEL HIGA has been selected as partner with Chun Kerr LLP. He is an adviser for commercial litigation and tax controversies and represents clients in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hawaii State and Federal Courts. Higa is a part of the Hawaii State Bar Association and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in California.

BONNIE TRAYMORE(RA) now serves as an independent agent with Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kahala office. She is a specialist of the Diamond Head region, and is especially knowledgeable about properties in Kahala, Hawaii Kai, Kailua and Manoa, as well as the neighbor islands and California. Tray-more previously worked as a real estate investor and was a teacher at Punahou School and Pinewood School in California.

RUSSELL RODRIGUEZ is the new vice president and neighbor-island region manager with Central Pacific Bank. With 10 years of industry experience, he will take the lead in ensuring the success of sales, service and profitability goals in Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island communities. Rodriguez is actively involved with Junior Achievement of Hawaii as a student adviser.

CHARLYN ISHIHARA has moved up as vice president and trust operations section manager with Bank of Hawaii’s Securities Services. She now is the head of several areas within the group, including trade settlement, asset transfer and reconciliation. Ishihara started with Bank of Hawaii in 1989 and has a background of almost 30 years in bank operations.