Arcadia’s Schulberg Named ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Honoree by Pacific Business News

Suzie Schulberg

Suzie Schulberg, president and CEO of the Arcadia Family of Companies in Honolulu, has been named one of 40 top “Women Who Mean Business” in 2021 by Pacific Business News. The women will be recognized during an Oct. 27 gala in Waikiki.

The Pacific Business News (PBN) Women Who Mean Business Awards celebrate the  accomplishments of successful businesswomen throughout Hawai’i. The annual gala honors women who are the “the news-makers, the leaders, and the ones shaping our future,” PBN writes.

The honorees represent women from a wide range of industries in the non- and for-profit sectors including among other fields, health care, insurance, education and real estate.

“I share this award with the residents, clients, and members who we serve and the employees of the Arcadia Family of Companies who dedicate their careers to caring  for older adults,” said Schulberg.

Schulberg began her career at Arcadia in 2001, and was named president and CEO in 2019. Throughout her career, she has helped carry out the mission and vision of Arcadia: providing older adults with a a gracious, compassionate, and dynamic environment that meets the spiritual, physical and social needs of every resident, client, and member served.

According to Schulberg’s nomination paperwork, her skills have been particularly illuminated during the pandemic. She had the foresight to anticipate a shortage in Personal Protective Equipment and allocated more than $1 million to secure equipment and cleaning supplies. Additionally, Schulberg initiated a year-long, organization-wide monthly interval COVID-19 testing that included residents’ and employees’ families. She also created “Internal Strike Teams” to test residents and employees, and consistently shared safety protocol and provided updated information and educational materials to staff, residents and their families.

Schulberg received a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University, and an M.B.A. degree from Hawai’i Pacific University. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Schulberg currently serves on the Policy Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs, the Hawai’i Pacific Gerontological Society, and the Oahu Workforce Development Board. She is a Pacific Century Fellow (2010) and most recently was accepted into Hawai’i’s Omidyar Fellows Program, a societal change program that helps create the effective leadership essential to developing a community of engaged citizens and a more resilient Hawai’i.

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