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CYNTHIA GADDY now is administrator of patient care at The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu. In her new role, she will oversee operations management of the West Oahu medical center, and will further manage the Emergency Department, ICU, Telemetry, Medical/Surgical, Perioperative Services and the Rapid Response Team. Gaddy joins Queen’s from Straub Medical Center, where she held leadership and executive roles. She graduated from Western Governors University in Utah with a nursing degree and master’s degree in health-care management.

RANDY TALAVERA steps in at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) as director of clinical support. He brings more than 25 years of medical and management experience to the role, which will no doubt carry him through his new responsibilities of providing strategic leadership in several aspects of REHAB’s clinical support services continuum. Prior to joining the hospital, Talavera managed numerous departments at The Queen’s Medical Center for 10 years.

LISA TARUMOTO joins Finance Factors as its new senior vice president and sales manager. She will takeover and manage the residential mortgage loan sales and develop strategies and tactics to achieve business objectives. Tarumoto holds more than 33 years of banking and finance experience, and most recently served as executive vice president of Hawaii Lending Alliance.

LLOYD YONENAKA of integrated communications company CommPac, has been promoted from director to co-vice president with Maggie Jarret. Yonenaka will lead a variety of clients with a focus on community building, media relations, strategic counsel and planning. He previously was the information and community relations officer for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prior to joining CommPac in 2013. His past experiences also include communications and management roles at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and in the Office of the Governor.

JULIE PLANT advances to director of retail at Honolulu Cookie Co. from her previous role as regional sales manager. Plant has been with the company since 2014 and has overseen expansion projects beyond the state, including Las Vegas and Guam, as well as helped to build the company’s retail team. With nearly 30 years dedicated to multi-unit retail management in Hawaii, Plant has been elected to the Retail Partners of Hawaii board of directors.

JOO-HYUN PARK is now a designer at G70 design firm. He comes to the job from Byung-Soo Cho Architects, one of South Korea’s leading architectural firms. As a designer at G70, Park will work with his fellow team-mates to conceptualize and design architectural ideas, concepts and projects. He attained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, and went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.