Mark T. Tsuda

'Ilima at Leihano


Mark Tsuda is currently the Executive Director for 'Ilima at Leihano, a new senior living community in Kapolei, Hawaii that specializes in providing independent and assisted living as well as Memory Care. With a background in hospitality management and working in hotels in Hawaii, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Saipan, Japan, the Bahamas, Jamaica, & the US, moving from the hotel industry to senior living was seamless. Senior communities are people-centric and Mark enjoys working in a close-knit community of associates (employees) to create a home environment for 'Ilima at Leihano's resident's & supporting their activities of daily living. Mark has been married for 35 years to a long-time private school teacher. He has two sons, a granddaughter, and lives in Kapolei.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management
  • Assisted Living Administrator Certification
  • 2016 - Present: Board of Director with the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (State of Hawaii).
  • 2016-Present: Member of the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014-Present: Judge for HAIS Science & Engineering Fair
  • 2011-Present: Debate Judge for Hawaii Speech League Tournament
  • 2015-2016: Served a 2-year term on a Federal Grand Jury
  • 2013-2016: Board of Governors for Hawaii Employers Council

Notable Achievements:

  • 'Ilima at Leihano:
    • Manage the license compliance and inspection process with the Department of Health for Assisted Living Facility License.
    • Manage the warranty work with the General Contractor and Sub-Contractor.
    • Recruitment, hiring, training the retention of associates.
    • Rapport building with residences & their families & friends.
    • Network development with Kapolei Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Kapolei, Board of Realtors Association, Alzheimer's Association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, National Kidney Foundation, senior care referral agencies, etc..
  • Opened brand-new spas in luxury resorts in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Big Island), Guam, Saipan, Fiji (Denarau), French Polynesia (Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora), Jamaica (Montego Bay), Florida (Naples).

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