Beverly Creamer



Bev Hb1213 Dc WebBeverly Creamer has worked for almost four decades as a Honolulu newspaper and magazine journalist, covering everything from education and health, to government and lifestyles. She cooked with Aretha Franklin; mourned with Lorna Onizuka after the space shuttle explosion that killed her husband, Ellison; danced with Lawrence Welk; and interviewed Anwar Sadat’s widow, Gloria Steinem, Simon and Garfunkel, and many, many others.


Sages Over 70: Eddie Flores

The founder of the L&L family of restaurants still goes to work most days but is now also working on rejuvenating Honolulu’s Chinatown

Sages Over 70: Simeon Acoba

Still active today, he was a Hawai‘i Supreme Court associate justice, member of the UH Board of Regents and chair of the Access to Justice Commission

Sages Over 70: Walter Dods

The longtime CEO of First Hawaiian Bank is well-known for a multitude of community-building efforts over 60 years and his public service continues today

Survival with Support from Others

Kalyn Kim's business was on the brink of shutting down completely back in March 2020. The turnaround for Kim came after a church group of small business owners banded together to share tips and successes, and found ways to support each other through the tough times.

20 for the Next 20: Josie Howard

Josie Howard Executive Director, We Are Oceania During surges of COVID-19 in the Islands last year, Jocelyn "Josie" Howard and another We Are Oceania staff member took food, masks, dignity bags and other personal necessities to more than 100 Pacific…

20 for the Next 20: Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman Director of UH Mānoa's Institute for Sustainability and Resilience Makena Coffman has become a go-to person on local environmental issues: everything from climate change and sea level rise to electric vehicles and emission standards. She is director of…

20 for the Next 20: Jamie Cheng

Jamie Cheng Director of Commercial Operations American Savings Bank When congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program in March 2020, Jamie Cheng’s team of a dozen commercial bankers at American Savings Bank was ready. Working in shifts, they and the bank’s…

The Pandemic is Not Gender Neutral

Working women suffer disproportionately from the recession in their finances, careers and health Nikki Nakamura and her husband still sit at each end of the dining room table, just as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. But so much else…

The Future of Hawai‘i Health Care Is Now – Part I

Among the many changes accelerated by COVID-19 is the widespread use of telemedicine, which increases access and, hopefully, will reduce costs. But increased use of telemedicine will also require changes in training, reimbursements, regulations and more.  COVID-19 has changed the…

20 for the Next 20: Brittany Heyd, Mana Up

Brittany Heyd Co-founder, Mana Up Age 34 In less than four years in Hawai‘i, Brittany Heyd has made an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial landscape. The co-founder and partner with Meli James in the accelerator called Mana Up has helped…

2019 CEO of the Year: Bettina Mehnert of AHL

Leading with Passion and Innovation While Planning for a Sustainable Future The remote building was old, unoccupied for years and in disrepair when Bettina Mehnert first saw it three years ago. A coalition centered on the nonprofit Ho‘ōla Nā Pua…