Board of Directors
Hank C. K. Wuh, MD, MPH
An orthopedic surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur, Dr. Hank C. K. Wuh has led the development of over twenty biomedical and consumer healthcare products from concept to global commercialization. He holds numerous issued and pending patents covering a broad range of innovations. Dr. Wuh is Chairman and CEO of SKAI Ventures and Chairman of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. Dr. Wuh received his B.A. in Human Biology from the Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and Medical Doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Wuh was Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center. He was elected Class Marshal at Harvard, and was twice winner of the Vernon P. Thompson Prize for outstanding research in orthopedic surgery at Stanford.
Dr. Wuh was named the 2008 Invention Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, and was nominated in 2010 for The National Medal of Technology and Innovation. At the University of Hawaii, Dr. Wuh is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Innovation and Technology Advancement, Dean’s Council at the School of Engineering, Chancellor’s Advisory Council at UH Manoa, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Wuh is Board Director of the Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors (HiBEAM), and was previously a director of the Tech Museum of Innovation of Silicon Valley. Dr. Wuh grew up in Honolulu, and is fluent in Mandarin.
Gov. George Ariyoshi
The Honorable George Ariyoshi, was a three-term governor of the state of Hawaii and the first Japanese American to become a U.S. Governor. An attorney by profession, he devoted 32 continuous years in public service in the Territorial and State Legislatures, as Lt. Governor and as Governor. He has also served as President of the Bar Association of Hawaii, Chairman of the Western Governor’s Conference, President and Founder of Pacific Basin Development Council, and President and Founding member of Center for International Commercial Dispute Resolution. He is the recipient of six honorary doctorates in law and humanities and is the recipient of Japan’s highest decoration, the Order of Sacred Treasurer, First Class. He has written monthly articles in Hawaii Business Magazine and authored a book, With Obligation to All.
In transitioning himself from politician to citizen, Governor Ariyoshi has served as Chairman of the Board for East-West Center and Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR); Member of President Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the National Public Broadcasting System Board (PBS) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Policies Board. He was also President of Prince Resorts Hawaii. Governor Ariyoshi remains active as Chairman of the Board of Convergence CT; Director of Accela Inc. and Daily Wellness Company and U.S. Advisor for Japan-U.S. Science, Technology, and Space Applications Program (JUSTSAP) and Honorary Chairman for Northeast Asia Economic Forum (NEAEF).
Mark Maciejewski is the founder and managing director of DiNova Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on medical devices and life sciences, and he is also the chief executive officer of the DiNova Biomedical Technology Innovation Center located in Shanghai, China. Previously, Mr. Maciejewski was the senior vice president of international investments for the National Technology Enterprise Company of the Kuwait Investment Authority and the managing director of Tyco Ventures/Healthcare. He has been a founder and/or CEO of a number of medical device and biopharmaceutical companies, including Symphony Medical, Inc. and Angioguard, Inc. Mr. Maciejewski currently serves on the boards of Lone Star Heart, Inc. and Broncus Medical, Inc., and he was appointed as co-director of the Cardiac New Technology Innovation Center for FuWai Hospital in Beijing, China and as committee chair for new technology for the Jiading High Technology Innovation Park in Shanghai, China.
Jeffrey Watanabe, Esq.
Jeffrey N. Watanabe is a retired partner of the Honolulu law firm of Watanabe Ing he helped found in 1971. Mr. Watanabe remains active as a business and community leader serving on the boards of Alexander & Baldwin and its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Grace Pacific Corporation, Oahu Publications (The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and MidWeek), Tissue Genesis and Trex Enterprises. He chairs the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries and is a board member of HEI subsidiaries American Savings Bank and Hawaiian Electric Company. Mr. Watanabe’s work with non-profits includes being a trustee of Sesame Workshop, Punahou School and chairing the Consuelo Foundation headquartered in Honolulu and Manila. He also chairs The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Corporate Council for the Environment.
Barry Weinman has been making venture capital investments, principally in Silicon Valley, since 1980. He is Co-Founder and former Managing Director of Allegis Capital and AVI Capital. Mr. Weinman and his partners in Allegis and prior funds have helped over 70 private companies go public. Barry has led and participated in investments resulting in over $25 billion in market value, including: Palm (NASDAQ), Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE), Columbia/HCA (NYSE), Women.com (NASDAQ), Medscape (NASDAQ), Liveworld (NASDAQ), and Quokka Sports (NASDAQ). Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Mr. Weinman held management positions with AT&T, IBM, and Fairchild Semiconductor. He co-founded Interactive Applications Inc., the first on-line manufacturing software and services company, and merged it with Boole & Babbage which went on to have an Initial Public Offering. Mr. Weinman is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Hawaii Foundation (Endowment) and was the Chair of the University of Hawaii Centennial Campaign, which raised $336 Million against a goal of $250 Million. He is also on the UH President’s Council on Innovation. Mr. Weinman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Queen’s Health Systems and for The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.