Paul Komeiji, President of Kuhana Associates (Kuhana), has developed Kuhana into a successful medical staffing company that has developed contracts with regional and multi-level United States Military Treatment Facilities in over 20 states, and brings over twenty-five years of experience in the design, development, and installation, as well as system administration and financial management of IT solutions for the public, private and non-profit sector.
Prior to founding Kuhana Associates (then known as CenTech) in 1998, Mr. Komeiji was a Manager in the Information Technology Services at the Honolulu office of internationally renowned accounting firm KPMG LLP. His accomplishments at KPMG included developing and implementing major systems for the State of Hawaii Department of Health and the University of Hawaii’s multi campus system, as well as one of Hawaii’s largest insurance agencies.
Previously, Mr. Komeiji designed and installed systems and system software for government agencies as a Programmer for IBM Corporation. Then moved on to the Xerox Corporation where he was a Senior Programming Staff member and a Project Leader.
Mr. Komeiji owns a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kuhana Associates also benefits from the experience and background of another of its directors, retired Brigadier General Dwight Kealoha. As the former director of information technology at Kamehameha Schools, General Kealoha brings a wealth of IT experience and an extensive understanding of healthcare industry to our company all while serving on active duty.
General Kealoha’s service and experience cut across all elements of managing medical missions from staffing to procurement to accreditation. General Kealoha provides us with the capacity and credibility to operate in the healthcare resource provider industry.
- As Base Commander and Vice Commander at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, he was responsible for the support of the base’s hospital. This hospital provided all medical care and support for Air Force personnel and dependents serving in the UK.
- As Wing Commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, he was in charge of the hospital on base as well as the flight medical evacuation mission using the C-9 special purpose aircraft. This meant insuring that the hospital and aero medivac units met the stringent medical standards and the JCAHO accreditation process.
- As Commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard, he was ultimately responsible for the readiness of its medical squadron to serve locally as well as in a deployed status.