Generations Magazine calls upon Hawai‘i’s experts — from financial and legal advisors to
health care professionals and noted chefs — to produce informative and meaningful resources
for our local seniors and their families. We are grateful for their contributions.
MIGUEL GONZALEZ, President, Catalyst Factor Agency Public Relations, is a former newspaper
reporter with the Los Angeles Times and Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency
in Paris. He is the founder of Catalyst Public Relations with offices in Los Angeles and
Honolulu. Gonzalez also teaches Public Relations seminars designed to make PR services
more available to small-business owners. He and his wife, Melanie, are the proud parents
of Sebastien Omri, age 2.
SANTIAGO RIVERA, Chief Operating Officer, Interim Healthcare Honolulu, is an innovative
senior executive with over 20 years of international experience in healthcare
administration. His expertise supports the company’s continued growth and community
commitment in O‘ahu. His goal is to grow Interim Healthcare Honolulu to meet the needs
of a growing senior population while maintaining solid support for the highest quality in
home care services and social integration.
JEFFREY SISEMOORE, JD is Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts for the National
Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i (NKFH). Jeff brings a legal and financial background to
NKFH and is devoted to helping people who wish to support the mission of NKFH by showing
them how their charitable desires can be achieved while benefiting themselves and their
families. Jeff is available for consultation at 589-5976. Register for a free eNewsletter and
check out the wealth of information at www.kidneyhawaii.org.
STEPHEN B. YIM, JD, LLM is a sole practitioner tax attorney specializing in elder law and
the areas of estate planning, and supplemental needs planning for families who have children
with disabilities, charitable tax planning, estate and gift tax planning, estate administration,
trusts and wills. He currently teaches M.B.A.and MAcc students at University of
Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University, and many public workshops, including Generations
Magazine Aging in Place Workshop.
ALAN MATSUSHIMA, Enagic ™ Ionized Water Consultant, developed a keen interest in
naturopathic health began 40 years ago, as a food and beverage director and restaurant
owner. In his second career as a mortgage broker, Realtor and insurance agent, Alan
raised his family, helped his community and traveled the world. Today, in eight countries,
he pursues his life theme: “Help as many people as you can,” educating and advocating
for the health benefits of ionized water.
MAILE KAWAMURA, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation Hawai‘i, is responsible
for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating of all events and programs of the
organization. She brings together corporate partners, medical and community leaders and
community volunteers to raise funds and awareness for the 120 different forms of arthritis
and related diseases that affect over 236,000 individuals in Hawai‘i
And a continuing mahalo to our ever-present contributing partners (in alphabetical order):
PAMELA CUNNINGHAM | MARTHA KHLOPIN | SCOTT MAKUAKANE | JULIE MOON |
ANNETTE PANG | EILEEN PHILLIPS | TERRY SHINTANI | JEFFREY SISEMORE | SCOTT SPALLINA |
JANE YAMAMOTO-BURIGSAY | MICHAEL W. YEE | STEPHEN YIM