Child & Family Service Board names new chair

Arnold Martines, group executive vice president of Central Pacific Bank, has been appointed the new chair of the Child and Family Service board of directors.

He replaces outgoing chair, Tony Mizuno, EVP of Bank of Hawaii. Prior to his new role, Martines was board secretary and has served on the CFS board since 2013.

“Arnold is an experienced leader with drive and compassion,” Mizuno said, in a statement. “He will do an excellent job as chair and push the mission of creating healthy families forward in our state.”

The board is responsible for providing leadership for Child and Family Service, which through its nearly 50 programs, helps families address and navigate situations such as poverty, abuse and neglect. From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, CFS provided direct services to 15,798 individuals and aided another 75,000 people through phone calls, referrals, educational presentations and walk-in family centers.

“It is an honor to be part of the CFS ‘ohana and support the many programs that provide resources, education, and hope to the families of Hawai’i,” Martines said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to a new year of opportunities with our exceptional board.”

New board members also include: Melissa Lum, vice president for Lum Yip Kee Limited and Brooke Jacobsmeyer, Kaua’i Head Start Policy Council liaison for Child and Family Service; returning board member Anton Krucky, president of HSM Concepts, Inc.

Joining the CFS Real Property, Inc. board is Trinette Kaui, property manager and broker in charge for Alexander and Baldwin.

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