OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Craig S. Thomas, MD, FACEP
Dr. Thomas joined HEPA in 1983 and became President in 1998. He is responsible for managing 110 medical providers, contracting with eight hospitals on four islands, and overseeing coding, billing and collections operations. He currently serves as a board member of the Aloha Medical Mission, Medical Director of Hawaii Life Flight, physician crewmember of the Hokulea voyaging canoe, and as clinical faculty at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is co-author of three medical books addressing environmental injuries in Hawaii.
Katherine S. Heinzen Jim, MD, FACEP
Dr. Heinzen Jim joined HEPA in 2006, becoming Vice President in July 2016. Her responsibilities include recruiting and managing 40+ physicians and staffing a total of 6 hospitals on Oahu, Molokai, and Kauai. She also served as the Medical Director/Chairman of the Castle Medical Center ED from 2013-2016. Dr. Heinzen Jim is a graduate of the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and now also serves on its clinical faculty.