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    Carla Kuaiwa has been working for Memorial Hermann Health System since 2003 and began her career as an Internal Organization Development Consultant, focusing on leadership and employee effectiveness. She then served as a Regional Human Resources Director for four years. After that, she moved into Business Development as a Service Line Administrator for Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, In-Patient Rehabilitation, and Asian Services. 

    Prior to Memorial Hermann, Carla served in the United States Air Force for 13 years – ten (10) years in Active Duty and three (3) years in the Reserves. She joined the military in 1994 and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.. Carla left active duty in 2003 and served in the Air Force Reserve until 2006.

    Carla currently serves as the Director of Community Relations, Community Benefits, and Volunteer Services. In her role with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Carla is responsible for educating the community on the healthcare impact of having another Level II trauma-designated hospital in Houston. She partners with different organizations and employers to educate and share resources on how to manage community and employee health, emphasizing the importance of prevention and early detection of chronic diseases. Carla also works with a team that leads the hospital’s community outreach programs, such as school drive and blood drive. She manages over 300 adult and student volunteers, ensuring patients and guests of the hospital feel welcomed.

    Carla’s passion for community service is evident both professionally and personally. She is a recently appointed Board Member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce. Carla joined the Asian Chamber because of the excellent dynamic membership and their passion to connect people and businesses. She would also like to share her own expertise around health management.

    She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology, a Master's Degree in Business Administration, and a Master's Degree in Organization Development and Human Resources. She is certified in multiple leadership and personality assessments. She has developed and facilitated numerous management and leadership training for all levels of the organization. 

    CARLA KUAIWA, B.S., M.A., M.B.A.

    OFFICE 713-456-6182

    MOBILE 713-550-0881

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