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2018 Officers & Directors

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 | Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Christian T. Gloria, PhD, CHES
Associate Professor of Public Health, Hawaii Pacific University

Interests/Expertise: Health Behavior; Health Education; Program Planning; Stress, Coping, & Emotions; Resilience of Disadvantaged Youth; Filipino Populations; Plant-Based Diet
: cgloria@hawaiipublichealth.org
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cgloriaphd

Immediate Past President | Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Ethan Allen, PhD
STEM Director, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

Interests/Expertise: Drinking Water Improvement in Remote Pacific Islands
Email: ethan@hawaiipublichealth.org

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

Secretary | Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Colby Takeda, MBA
Community Program Manager, Sharecare

Interests/Expertise: Age-Friendly Communities; Education; 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 2016 - Dec 2018
Hali Robinett, 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
Program Coordinator, Health Careers Opportunity Program
Office of Student Equity, Excellence, & Diversity; University of Hawaii at Manoa

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
Phone: (808) 280-1749
Email: john.a.h.tomoso@gmail.com

Director At-Large (from outside of Oahu)Jan 2018 - Dec 2020




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
Email: opalb@hawaii.edu

Student President of Public Health Club 
Hawaii Pacific University

Rachel Gonzales, BSPH Student

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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