Location: Hawai‘i Island
James started with United Healthcare (UHC) in July of 2017 as a Provider Services Dept. After a little more than one year, James was promoted to the role of Community Health Worker – DSNP (Dual Special Needs Program). In this role James serves UHC members on all the Hawaiian islands. James is a Culture Ambassador for UHC, has completed M & R Certifications (Levels 1, 2, & 3), as well as graduated from the KCC CHW Certification Program in May of 2021. James is very humbled and excited to be able to be a part of the Hawai‘i CHW Association Leadership Council. It is his goal to foster growth and shed light on the value that CHWs bring to the many individuals, multiple communities, and health care systems across the islands.