Meet our 2023 Final Round Judges
Dr. Jenny Liu
I am a pediatrician working at the Queen Emma Clinics, located in the Queen’s Medical Center on Punchbowl Street. I was born and raised in Honolulu and have been blessed to be able to give back to my community as a medical provider. I am enthusiastic about promoting programs that nurture the health and well-being of our Keiki and families. It brings me great joy and honor to participate in the 70th Annual Healthy Baby contest.
JCI Hawaii State President
Andrew has been a member of the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees since 2017. He has served in a number of roles for the chapter including Vice President of International Relations, Executive Vice President, President, and Chairman, before moving on to serve as Executive Vice President and now President of JCI Hawaii. He also serves as a board member for Chinatown808, which is responsible for putting on events such as the current iteration of Night in Chinatown and the Dragon Festival at Aala Park. Professionally, he works as an Engineer/Construction Manager for Network Connex. He is proud to be able to serve in a different role this year after spending the last 5 years as part of the Healthy Baby Contest Committee.
Dr. Tashya Whitehead is a pediatrician in Aiea and recently moved from the mainland to be near family. Outside of work, she likes being active outdoors or curled up indoors with a good book. She is very excited to be part of the Healthy Baby Contest 2023 Judging panel!
Dr. Malia Rasa
As a Pediatrician with the Queen’s Health Care Center – Kahala, my goal is to be a part of a strong support system for my patients and their families, and to be a reliable resource for parents in caring for their child. When I’m not seeing patients, I serve as Board President for The Friends of HOME Project—a student-run, free medical clinic for houseless individuals, an organization with which I have been involved since I was a pre-med student. I try to spend as much of my free time as possible with my husband and son, traveling and playing outside. I also enjoy crafting and baking.
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Jenalyn Ng was born and raised in East Oahu. Having already graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, she is currently working towards her Master's in Curriculum Studies for preschool - third grade. Jenalyn is very passionate about the theory of multiple intelligences and strength based curriculum, her goal is to one day create and Early Childhood curriculum that focuses on the Whole Child. Jenalyn is a toddler teacher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Children Center as well as a mentor teacher for teacher candidates and loves to watch both the children and teacher candidates grow and blossom every day. In addition to being a teacher, Jenalyn's other experiences with children include volunteer work with organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, Foster Families Hawaii, Family Programs, Special Olympics Hawaii, The Autism Organizations of Hawaii, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Children's Miracle Network.