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Correa Retires, Varde Steps in as MMMC Foundation Director

April 4, 2012, 3:13 PM HST
* Updated April 4, 3:15 PM
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Lisa Varde. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors  announced the appointment of Lisa Varde, as executive director.

Varde succeeds Ululani “Lani” Correa who retires at the end of this month.

Varde has served as the Foundation’s development specialist since the beginning of last year, helping the MMCF in its mission to support the Maui Memorial Medical Center and its services.

She holds a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is a certified fundraising executive with more than 15 years of experience in non-profit fund development.


Before joining the MMMC Foundation, Varde was the director of development for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.


“On behalf of the entire hospital foundation board and our search committee, which evaluated candidates from all over the nation, I wish to congratulate Lisa on her appointment as executive director,” said Sarajean Tokunaga, MMMC Foundation Board President.

“Lisa’s fundraising expertise, leadership and passion – and the strong working relationships she has established within the hospital and community at large – will ensure the foundation’s growth as we move forward in this exciting time for our hospital and the community it serves,” said Tokunaga.

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