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Hometown Hero - Takako Nakaaki

Hometown Hero Week 28 Winner - Takako Nakaaki

Congratulations to our Hometown Hero week 28 winner, Takako Nakaaki! Takako is the head Epidemiologist for the Department of Health Maui. She puts in enormous hours per day away from her family to our community, working 7 days a week since COVID started. She does this all selflessly and for the betterment of our community. She is a hero that would never ask to be recognized, nor do people understand how pivotal her role is.

Thank you Takako for the dedication you have shown to our community. The work that you do, understanding how infection and disease affects our community has not gone unnoticed. You are a real life hero and we are forever grateful.

Click here to listen to why Takako was nominated on Kiss 99.9 FM - The Morning Kiss.


If you would like to honor someone who has demonstrated outstanding service, giving, compassion or other service to the community, submit your nomination at

A partnership with Maui Health and Pacific Media Group, a Hometown Hero is chosen and recognized each week on 99.9 KISS FM - The Morning Kiss, and online. Each winner also receives $50 worth of gift cards!