Keith Yamamoto
Keith Yamamoto

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Governor Neil Abercrombie announced today the appointment of Keith Yamamoto as the First Deputy Director of the Department of Health.

For the last six years, Mr. Yamamoto has served as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administrator in the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.  In this position he has provided overall leadership and guidance regarding the statewide operation of prevention, intervention and treatment services.

Mr. Yamamoto previously served as the Children and Youth Program Development Officer in the Office of Youth Services-Program Development Office; he has also worked in the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as a Program Coordinator for the Kaimuki School-to-Work Transition Center and a Career Counselor for the McKinely School-to-Work Transition Center.

Mr. Yamamoto holds a State of Hawai’i Certification as a Substance Abuse Program Administrator.  He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Hawai’i and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  Mr. Yamamoto graduated from Pearl City High School.

Submitted by Gov. Abercrombie’s administration

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