About Us

Our Team

HEMIC has built a first-class reputation through a strong sense of duty to our community and industry, a passion for service, and a commitment to our customers. With an emphasis on developing and strengthening relationships with all stakeholders, we work together to further our commitment to excellence.

Martin J. Welch Chief Executive Officer
Martin J. Welch, CEO, HEMIC

Marty Welch was appointed CEO of HEMIC in August of 2012, bringing over 30 years of Workers’ Compensation and Commercial Property & Casualty insurance experience to his position. Marty previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Employers Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded Workers’ Compensation specialty carrier based in Reno, NV and operating in 30 states.

Prior to Employers Holdings, Marty spent 25 years with the former Wausau Insurance Companies, a national multi-line insurer, serving in various underwriting, marketing, management, and executive roles. Marty currently serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Committee for PCI, sits on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and is the Chairman of the Board for the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii.

Marty earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and he is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter. Marty and his wife Jennifer reside in Honolulu and they have three grown sons.

Jason Yoshimi President/Chief Financial Officer
Jason Yoshimi, President & CFO, HEMIC

Jason Yoshimi has over 20 years of successful experience in the insurance and accounting profession, the last 16 years as a licensed Certified Public Accountant. His current responsibilities focus on the direction, oversight and management of HEMIC’s Finance and Accounting, Investments, Compliance and Information Services staff.

A graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu, he received his Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting in 1992, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Upon graduating, Jason worked at several Hawaii CPA firms with concentrated work in financial auditing and compliance, and systems and internal controls consulting.

Tammy Teixeira Vice President, Agency Management & Service
Tammy Teixeira, VP Accounts & Agency Management

Tammy Teixeira joined the HEMIC organization in March of 2013, bringing over 27 years of Workers’ Compensation and Commercial P&C insurance experience with her. Tammy is responsible for the management and production of Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) products, policies and services to and through retail insurance agents, including those products, policies and services produced through HEMIC Insurance Managers, Inc. (HIMI) by contracted insurance carrier markets. Tammy previously held the position of Business Development Manager for SeaBright Insurance Company, a publicly traded workers’ compensation specialty carrier.

Tammy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Insurers Council. She was born and raised in Hawaii, studied at Hawaii Pacific University, and has worked in the Hawaii insurance market for her entire career.

Regina Harris Vice President, Underwriting

Regina joined the HEMIC organization in January, 2013 and leads Underwriting and Premium Audit.  Regina has over 26 years’ experience in the workers’ compensation insurance industry, most recently providing process improvement consulting services to industry clients.

From May 1999 to November 2011, Regina served with EMPLOYERS in various executive management positions, most recently as Vice President, Underwriting and Product Management, from November 2008 to November 2011.  Prior to that time, she served as Vice President, Project Management Office and other various underwriting leadership positions.  Regina was Assistant Vice President with AmGRIP, Inc. from March 1992 to May 1999, providing underwriting and process improvement consulting services to clients.

Regina holds a certification as a Project Management Professional.

Milia Leong Vice President, Claim & Medical Management Services

Milia Leong recently joined HEMIC’s leadership team, bringing over 20 years of workers’ compensation claims and leadership experience to her role as Vice President of Claim and Medical Case Management. Prior to HEMIC, she was the Vice President of Claim and Medical Management Services at John Mullen and Company, an independent multi-line adjusting firm that handles claims for companies both locally and nationwide. Prior to John Mullen and Company, Milia worked for Inter Island Adjusting Company, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and Kailua Physical Therapy. Born and raised in Hawaii, Milia has also served as past-President of the Hawaii Claims Association. She attended Kapiolani Community College’s Nursing Program and is a Kailua High School graduate.

Faye Bueno Vice President, Administration

Faye Bueno has been a member of HEMIC’s staff since its inception in 1996. Hired as Administration Manager, she currently serves as the organization’s Vice President of Administration in charge of Human Resources and Office Management. In addition, she serves as Assistant Secretary to HEMIC’s Board of Directors.

Faye’s prior work experience includes Human Resources at both Hawaiian Grocery Stores and Host Marriott. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, and attained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 2005.

Faye is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management at both the National and Local levels.

Paul Naso General Counsel
Paul Naso, General Counsel

Paul oversees all HEMIC legal matters, including but not limited to Litigation Management, Corporate and Regulatory Compliance, In-house Employment related issues, and a wide variety of transactional issues involving Contract Drafting and Negotiation. Paul also advises HEMIC’s Executive Management Team on all company related matters.

In addition to his General Counsel role, Paul also leads HEMIC’s Government Affairs effort.

Paul brings to HEMIC over 20 years of legal experience in the insurance area in both litigation and transactional capacities. He also acquired extensive business experience, prior to his legal career, serving in key management positions with several start up companies in the textile industry.

Paul earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.