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Hale Kipa, a Hawaii nonprofit youth services organization, announces that Judy Pyle and Dr. Virginia Hinshaw have joined its Board of Directors.

Pyle is a longtime business leader and philanthropist, having served in various executive roles and boards throughout Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. She serves as the president of Judith Dion Pyle & Associates, LLC. She was previously the vice chairman of The Pyle Group, LLC, a Wisconsin financial services company. She has also served as vice chairman and senior vice president of corporate marketing at the Rayovac Corporation, a leading U.S. battery company. She has also worked as senior vice president of worldwide marketing and product development at Elizabeth Arden in New York.

Pyle is a trustee of the Honolulu Museum of Art and a former three-term trustee the University of Hawaii Foundation. She is also a board member of Uniek, Inc. in Wisconsin and a member of the International Women’s Forum. Pyle earned her undergraduate and MFA degrees from UCLA in California. She has also completed advanced management programs at Harvard and The University of Virginia. In 1989, she received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Hinshaw is Chancellor Emeritus of University of Hawai‘i Mānoa and Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). She served as UH Mānoa Chancellor from 2007-2012 and was previously Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California Davis and Dean of the Graduate School/Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Wisconsin Madison. As a virologist, she conducted research at the Medical College of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Wisconsin Madison.

Hinshaw’s extensive research on influenza viruses resulted in 144 articles and chapters and included collaborations with the World Health Organization and the Society for the Promotion of Science in Japan. Most recently she has focused on establishing and directing the Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging for the public at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in partnership with the UH Foundation and UH Cancer Center. As a cancer survivor, she is a strong advocate for cancer research. She also serves on the boards of Blue Planet and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, and on the UH West Oahu Chancellor’s Executive Advisory Council.

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