Saka Joins J. Walter Cameron Center Board of Directors
The J. Walter Cameron Center welcomes Patrick Saka, past Publisher/General Manager of The Maui News, to its Board of Directors.
Saka is also a former Chief Administrative Officer for the Maui Region of the Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Maui Behavioral Health Resources (Aloha House, Maui Youth and Family Services and Mālama Family Recovery Center).
“Pat Saka is a welcome addition to our board and we are thrilled that he is willing to lend his expertise to the Cameron Center,” said Executive Director Cesar Gaxiola. “As we begin an extensive renovation project and plan for future growth in service to our non-profit community, Pat’s wisdom, along with others on our board, will help us strengthen our already solid foundation.”
The J. Walter Cameron Center is a non-profit organization that serves to incubate, support, and accelerate social good in the community.
Saka joins a Board of Directors that includes several community business and non-profit leaders. Additional Board members are Alec McBarnet, Jr., Frances Cameron Ort, Robert Kawahara, Paul Horikawa, Leland Kahawai, Hideo Kawahara, Warren Suzuki, Mike Silva, Alan Kaufman, D.V.M, and Anders Lyons.
The J. Walter Cameron Center houses 14 non-profit agencies that serve a total of 60,000 Maui County residents–of which 30,000 are considered low-income. The Center is a critical component of the infrastructure supporting Maui’s health and social service providers by providing low-cost office and program space.
Current resident agencies include the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, ARC of Maui County, Best Buddies, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Ka Lima O Maui, Legal Aid Services of Hawaiʻi, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Maui Community Mental Health Center, Maui County Office on Aging, Maui Mediation Services, Mental Health America of Maui County, M.E.O’s Kahi Kamaliʻi program, Nā Keiki o Emalia, and Pacific Cancer Foundation.