Senior Leadership

Executive Leadership

Joe W. Ramos, PhD
Interim Director

Clifford Martin, MBA
Associate Director for Administration

John Shepherd, PhD
Interim Deputy Director/Chief Scientific Officer

Associate Directors

Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH
Shared Resources

Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD
Ethnic Diversity

Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD
Research Education

Program Leaders

Pallav Pokhrel, PhD, MPH
Population Sciences in the Pacific
Cancer Prevention

Lani Park, PhD 
Population Sciences in the Pacific
Cancer Epidemiology

Special Liaisons

Jeffrey Berenberg, MD
NCORP Principal Investigator

Jonathan Cho, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office

Neal Palafox, MD
Coordinator, Pacific Island Programs/U54 PIPCHE

Kornelia Szauter, PhD
Coordinator, Cancer Center Support Grant

Marcus Tius, PhD
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

UH Cancer Center Faculty Senate

Michelle Matter, PhD

Yurii Shvetsov, PhD
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Lenora Loo, PhD
Communicating Secretary

Kevin Cassel, DrPH
Recording Secretary

Administrative Service Managers

Francis Blanco, Director, Facilities Management

Kate Bryant-Greenwood, Manager, Clinical Trials Office

Namrata Gurung, Director, Human Resources

Daniel Han, Director, Fiscal Administration

Paula Higuchi, Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

Stacy Mercado, Director, Human Subject Compliance

Wendy Richards, Director, Information Technology

Cathy Zhang, Director, Research Education and Training