The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society will honor Emmet White at its virtual fundraiser on Nov. 4. His service and dedication to so many families, and his professional career serving kūpuna through the Arcadia Family of Companies, Hawaii Long Term Care Association, Hawaii Healthcare Association and the Central Union Church are legendary.
After 23 years of service, Emmet retired as president and CEO from Arcadia. He chaired the Hawaii Long Term Care Association, now reunited with the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, and also served on the State Health Coordinating Council for the State Health, Planning & Development Agency. Emmet was also a member of the Oahu Workforce Development Board.
A retired Army Reserve colonel, Emmet served as an ombudsman for the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Program. Prior to joining Arcadia, Emmet practiced law in Honolulu for 23 years and was appointed to the Court Annexed Arbitration Program in its early years. During that time he also served Central Union Church as moderator, trustee and deacon, as a member of the church’s Arcadia Committee, and then as a member and chair of Arcadia’s governing board.