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Diane Paloma, MBA, PhD

Chairperson

Diane S.L. Paloma, PhD, MBA Dr. Diane Paloma is the CEO of The King Lunalilo Trust and Home. Its mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King William Charles Lunalilo to honor, tend to, and protect the well-being of kūpuna (elders). The Trust includes the Adult residential care home, and Adult day care center and…

Marc E. Chow, MS

Vice Chairperson

Marc E. Chow, M.S., is an award-winning leader in the renal and kidney care community who has tirelessly dedicated his 20-year career to health care policy and research. Currently, Marc serves as the Executive Director of the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) and Renal Service Exchange (RSE). NRAA provides the opportunity for gaining education, peer…

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Chuen L. Yee, MD

Secretary

Chuen L. Yee, M.D. is an internist who has broad experience in the US healthcare system, having worked in a variety of health care settings including academic hospitals, city clinics, community based health centers and pharmaceutical research centers. Her areas of expertise include analyzing large datasets to detect new trends, provide support for informed decision…

Kealoha Fox, MA, PhD

Treasurer

Dr. Kealoha Fox is Native Hawaiian Liaison at AlohaCare, a non-profit health plan in Hawai‘i, where she oversees organizational initiatives serving Native Hawaiians among the Medicaid and Medicare dual eligible population across all islands. In 2019, the Obama Foundation named Kealoha an emerging leader in the Asia-Pacific Region and the World Health Summit recognized her…

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Dr. Walter Tsou, MD, MPH

Immediate Past Chair

Walter Tsou, MD, MPH is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches health policy at their Center for Public Health Initiatives. He was President of the American Public Health Association in…

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Gail Mukaihata Hannemann

At-Large

Gail Mukaihata Hannemann oversees a consulting practice that advances causes such as STEAM* education, health care and youth leadership that result in bettering the quality of life of individuals and communities. She resumed her practice after serving twelve years as Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i, a statewide membership organization that focuses…

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Misun Kim, MS

At-Large

Misun C. Kim is a senior business program manager for the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. She received her MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and previously served as the Director of School-Linked Services in Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Systems.

Oliver J. Kim, JD, LLM

Oliver Kim has nearly two decades of experience in law, health policy, and policy-making as a former congressional advisor and a healthcare advocate. He recently joined Cambia Health Solutions, a technology and insurance company, as its federal policy director and is also an adjunct professor of law with the University of Pittsburgh. Oliver spent a…

Sheri Hamamoto Boyle, MSW, PhD

Dr. Boyle is an Associate Professor and the MSW Program Director at California University of PA (CAL U). CAL U is one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System Schools. She has been at the University for 14 years. She previously served as Department Chair, BSW Program Director and Field Coordinator. Dr. Boyle has taught undergraduate…

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Jake Fitisemanu Jr., MPH

Jacob Fitisemanu, Jr. was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Karen Dang (Kaimuki, O’ahu, Hawai’i) and Jacob Fitisemanu (Falefa, ‘Upolu, Samoa). The eldest of four brothers, Jake was raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and Salt Lake City, Utah with a love of his vibrant Samoan, Chinese and Korean heritage. He graduated in Social Science with honors…

Sohini Gupta, Esq.

Sohini Gupta is a principal at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas who has about 20 years of health policy experience including the Affordable Care Act, the creation of the Medicare Part D drug benefit and expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Her corporate experience includes serving as Director of Government Affairs for Baxter International,…

Chang Rim Na, MD, MPH

Chang Na, MD, MPH is an internist and an occupational and environmental health specialist practicing with the Southern California Permanente Group in Central Valley, California. She was born in South Korea and grew up in her adopted home in California. She graduated with a major in neuroscience from Wellesley College before going onto University of…

Jennifer “Jae” Requiro

Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for AEG Worldwide. In this role, she develops, implements, and drives the DEI strategy for AEG. Prior to this role, Jae served as the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Director of Diversity at Toyota Financial Services.…

Neal Shah, MPH

Neal Shah is a Shareholder attorney with Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 full-service law firm with one of the country’s largest health law practices. Neal’s practice focuses on health care compliance and regulatory issues, with a particular interest in health care fraud and abuse laws and innovative value-based care models. Neal helps health care provider clients…

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Payal Shah, Esq.

Payal Shah is a health care attorney and is Corporate Counsel at Excelerate Healthcare Services. Before joining Excelerate, she worked on regulatory compliance and contract issues at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for four years. Payal started her legal career as Assistant Counsel at the Illinois Office of Senate President, John J. Cullerton, in…