Loretta Jean Fuddy (April 12, 1948 – December 11, 2013) was an American health official and social worker from the U.S. state of Hawaii. Fuddy served simultaneously as the Director of theHawaii Department of Health and the Mayor of Kalawao County from 2011 until her death. Under Hawaii state law, the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, who is appointed by the governor, simultaneously serves as the Mayor of Kalawao County while in office. (The Hawaii Department of Health administers Kalawao County).
Fuddy, who was born on April 12, 1948, was nicknamed "Deliana." She was raised in Kaimuki, on the island of Oahu, and graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy. In a 2013 interview, she described her upbringing as the motivation behind her career in public service, "I'm a child of the ’60s, the Kennedy era of 'ask what you can do for your country' public service and Catholic values." She received degrees in sociology, social work and public health from the University of Hawaii. Fuddy also completed doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
Fuddy worked in health and human services for forty years. More recently, she served as the Deputy Director of the Hawaii Department of Health from 2001 until 2002. She then became the Chief of Family Health Services for the state health department prior to her appointment as Director in 2011.
Fuddy became the acting Director of the Hawaii Department of Health on January 26, 2011. Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed her Director of the department on March 2, 2011. The Department of Health administers the small county of Kalawao, so Fuddy also became the Mayor of Kalawao County under Hawaii state law. Fuddy was the first social worker to serve as Hawaii's health director.
Loretta Fuddy was a key figure in the on-going Barack Obama birth certificate forgery case being investigated by sheriff Joe Arpaio's organized posse led by Mike Zullo. On December 11, 2013, Fuddy traveled to Kalawao County to for an annual meeting with the county's Hansen's disease patients as part of her duties as both Mayor and state health director. Fuddy and other officials concluded the meeting and boarded a plane to return to Honolulu. Her plane, a Makani Kai Cessna Caravan 208B, crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the north coast of Molokai shortly after takeoff from Kalaupapa Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. Fuddy, who was 65 years old, was killed in the water following the crash. The eight other people on the plane, who included Deputy Health Director Keith Yamamoto, Kalaupapa National Park administrator Rosa Key, and the Makani Kai pilot, survived the crash and were rescued.
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