Keith Yamamoto: New Hawaii Deputy Health Director

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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





  1. In regards to the recall of frozen teri chicken recently, has the product been actually tested to verify danger ? Is soy and salt not reliable preservative ? What happens to recalled products– are they destroyed or utilized productively if possible ??

  2. There is something fishy about this accident of Loretta Fuddy, and the new director. The fact she rebutted Obama birth certificate. Hawaii has always been a little mafia like in there schools and politics, like no white people. are welcome, but spend your money. and go home

  3. Its kind of funny that Kieth Yamamoto had swim trunks on, and they are not saying what hospitals each one was taken and how long after the accident , she died, who treated her. I still think it is kind of interesting , How big the Yamamoto's are on the island and how deep they go in state?

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