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Senate confirms Topping, Fuddy, Lim


The State Senate has confirmed three of the governor’s nominees: Sunshine Topping as Director of the Department of Human Resources Development; Loretta J. Fuddy as Director of the Department of Health; and Richard C. Lim for Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Sunshine Topping holds a diverse range of experience within the field of human resources. From 1996 to 1999, Topping was employed by The Boeing Company where she first served as Project Manager and then as Human Resource Manager.

Following her tenure with The Boeing Company, she moved back to Hawaii where she served in a variety of high level Human Resource position, including: Senior Manager of Human Resources at Adtech/ Spirent Communications, opening and operating her own recruiting office, Director of Human Resources and Ethics at NovaSol, Director of Human Resources for Sandwich Isles Communications, and Interim Director of Human Resources Development for the State of Hawaii.

Loretta J. Fuddy brings over thirty-five years of experience in health services and public health administration.

Beginning her career at the Department of Health as an entry-level staffer, Fuddy quickly progressed to upper-level management, holding positions as Social Worker III, Social Worker IV, Learning Disability Section Supervisor, Perinatal Health Services Section Supervisor, Maternal and Child Health Branch Chief, Family Health Services Division Chief, Deputy Director of Health, and most recently as Acting Director of Health.

Fuddy is an advocate for affordable and effective health care and has worked on issues such as substance abuse, mental health, violence prevention, disease control and prevention, infant mortality, prenatal care, early head start, childhood lead poisoning, learning disabilities, child abuse, wellness, and affordable care.

The State Senate also has confirmed the Richard C. Lim for Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Lim holds a Masters in Business Administration from Chaminade University.

Lim has a broad range of managerial experience, serving as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Sennet Capital, LCC, President of CityBank (Hawaii), Executive Vice President of International Savings and President of International Holding Capital Corporation, to name a few.

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