Core Team

Douglas Shinsato


Doug is an American executive who has had successful careers in international consulting and corporate management where revenue and profit growth are closely linked to customer and employee satisfaction—especially in industries that are going through major change. The companies he has worked for value him as team builder, change agent and leader with a breadth of line management experience across industries and functions gained from his operational and advisory roles.  He has solid experience in developing, communicating and implementing major change programs on business and corporate culture fronts.  Doug has been published and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Economist, Newsweek; he has appeared on BBC, CNN, andSouth Africa Broadcasting.  He has been a member of advisory boards for venture funds and technology companies. Doug received his BA and MBA from the University of Southern California. He also earned a JD from Stanford Law School, and is a member of the California State Bar and Washington, D.C. Bar.

Doug’s role as CEO will be to realize Hawaii Healing Food’s™ potential as a leader in the health foods industry and to pursue investment funds and manufacturing and distribution capabilities for Hawaii Healing Food™.

Pamela Noeau Day 

Founder, President, Chair of the Board

Inspired by her infant daughter’s amazing recovery from a life threatening ailment through the use of Native Hawaiian Poi, Pamela Noeau Day began Taro Dream® and Hawaii Healing Food™  with the intent to give back by helping others especially those with digestive disorders.   Pamela has over twenty-five years of experience in the nutrition, health and fitness fields.  She is a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Lomilomi massage therapist and a certified Applied Kinesiology Practitioner. Pamela also continues her ongoing apprenticeship as a student of traditional Hawaiian medicine and as a certified Laau Lapaau practitioner.  She is a published author and an inventor of a novel patented food process.  Pamela has many years of experience and training in top-level management of successful business and health related enterprises and is passionate about assisting people in their quest for better health.

Piikalama Boiser

Vice President of Operations

Piikalama led the Research and Development phase of Hawaii Healing Food™ and Taro Dream™ and was instrumental in developing and formulating shelf-stable poi-based recipes including a patented, proprietary process for the company’s products. As a native Hawaiian born during WW2 and raised in the post war years on the island of Kauai, Piikalama’s family grew and made poi from taro grown in their own spring fed fields while living a mostly subsistence lifestyle centered on fishing and planting their own vegetables and fruit orchards.  He has owned and managed a number of successful businesses over the past 30 years including organic farming and commercial fishing.  Mr. Boiser is a graduate of the University of Denver, School of Business Administration. Having been a farmer and grower himself, Piikalama has developed strong contacts and relationships with Hawaii farmers.  He has extensive experience in leadership and management skills developed over many years.  

Consultants and Advisers

Advisory Board

Galen Daryl Knight, Ph.D., President of Vitale Therapeutics, research scientist, author and inventor

Mark Raterink, M.D. - Board-certified surgeon in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery Specializing in Holistic Medicine & Homeopathy, and Taro Dream, Inc. “In House” Physician

Leslie Tuchmann, MSN, RN, CNS, HNC, AOCN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Holistic Healing Arts & Oncology

David T. Doi, DDS – Holistic and Biological Dentistry

Dennis Spain, L.Ac. - Instructor at the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii

Food Industry Advisors

Dan Hoskins, General Manager with 20+ years of experience including 9 years as COO/GM of companies ranging from start-ups to turnarounds to Fortune 50 companies and regarded as a category expert within consumer products and food & beverage specifically. Co-founded and built a $25 million value-added produce/consumer products company with strong ACV presence across many channels throughout US and Canada.  Dan is assisting TDI in all aspects of business development. Forbes Magazine ranked Dan’s company as the #6 "Most Promising Company in America" in their October issue, 2009.

Leslie M. Norris, BS in Chemistry and MA in Food Science and Technology. Master formulator for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies with over 20 years of food technology experience.  Leslie is an expert on the Window Refractive drying technology and will be assisting TDI with The Hawaii Dehydration Project as well as connecting TDI to key suppliers.

Other Startup Team Members and Key Contributors

We here at Taro Dream Inc and Hawaii Healing Food™ would like to extend a fond MAHALO (thank you) to the numerous contributors and advisors from all areas of the food industry, scientific community, farmers and food manufacturers who have wholeheartedly supported and advised Taro Dream Inc and Hawaii Healing Food™.  Our company has benefitted greatly by all their contributions, suggestions and time saving advice. MAHALO, MAHALO, MAHALO!