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2019 Officers & Directors

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 | Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

Hali Robinett, MPH

Vice President | Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Jessica Yamauchi, MA

Secretary | Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Colby Takeda, MPH, MBA
Senior Manager, Sharecare

Interests/Expertise: Business of Healthcare; Social Determinants of Health; Health Technology; Age-Friendly Communities; Intergenerational Relationships; Youth Empowerment

Treasurer | Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Margaret Walkover, MPH

Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council (ARGC)
of the American Public Health Association (APHA) | Jan 2019 - Dec 2021
Tenaya Jackman, MPH



Oahu Director At-Large
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

Cheryl Soo Hoo, MPH, CPH
Director of Market Operations, Navvis Healthcare

Interests/Expertise: Community Health; HIV; HCV; Tobacco; Mental Health; PCMH; Practice Transformation; Payment Reform
Email: cheryl.soohoo@navvishealthcare.com

Oahu Director At-Large | Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Michelle Tagorda, MPH

Academic Advisor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies

Interests/Expertise: Workforce Development; Rural Health; Tobacco; Social Determinants of Health

Maui Director At-Large | Jan 2018 - Dec 2020
John A. H. Tomoso+, MSW, ACSW, LSW
Social Worker and Episcopal Priest

Interests/Expertise: Public Policy; Community Development; Aging/Gerontology
Email: john.a.h.tomoso@gmail.com

Director At-Large (from outside of Oahu)Jan 2019 - Dec 2020
Lenard Allen, MA

Program Coordinator, Students of Hawaii Advanced Research Program (SHARP). University of Hawaii at Hilo




Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH)

Bruce Anderson, PhD

Appointed Representative of Bruce Anderson (Director of DOH)
Jill Tamashiro, MPH

Professor & Chair of the Department of Public Health 
Hawaii Pacific University

Lyndall Ellingson, PhD, CHES

Interests/Expertise: Sexual & Gender Minority Well-Being; Social Determinants of Health; Social Justice; Participatory Action Research

Director of the Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS)
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kathryn Braun, DrPH, MPH
Appointed Representative of Kathryn Braun (Director of OPHS)
Vanessa Buchthal, DrPH, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Und
ergraduate Public Health Program
Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Interests/Expertise: Food Insecurity; Poverty; Food Systems

Student President of Public Health Club 
Hawaii Pacific University

Alexis Cortez

Appointed Representative of the Student President of Hui Ola Pono
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Keala Patterson, BSHS, MPH Student

Interests/Expertise: Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health; Ethnic Health Inequities

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