2018 Officers & Directors of the Board

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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
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
Jessica Yamauchi

Colby Takeda, MBA
Administrator, The Plaza Assisted Living

Interests/Expertise: Age-Friendly Communities; Education; Intergenerational Relationships; Youth Empowerment

Margaret Walkover

Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council (ARGC)
of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
Hali Robinett



Oahu Director At-Large
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
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
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

Hawaii Island Director At-Large
Yvonne Gilbert




Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH)

Virginia Pressler

Appointed Representative of Virginia Pressler (Director of DOH)
Jill Tamashiro

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
Appointed Representative of Kathryn Braun (Director of OPHS)
Vanessa Buchthal, DrPH
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
Student President of Hui Ola Pono
University of Hawaii at Manoa


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