Senior Leadership

Executive Leadership

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Joe W. Ramos, PhD
Interim Director

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Clifford Martin, MBA
Associate Director for Administration

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John Shepherd, PhD
Interim Deputy Director/Chief Scientific Officer

Associate Directors

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Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH
Shared Resources

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Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD
Ethnic Diversity

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Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD
Research Education

Program Leaders

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

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Lani Park, PhD 
Co-Leader
Population Sciences in the Pacific
Cancer Epidemiology

Special Liaisons

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Jeffrey Berenberg, MD
NCORP Principal Investigator

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Jonathan Cho, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office

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

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Kornelia Szauter, PhD
Coordinator, Cancer Center Support Grant

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Marcus Tius, PhD
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

UH Cancer Center Faculty Senate

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Michelle Matter, PhD
Chair

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Yurii Shvetsov, PhD
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

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Lenora Loo, PhD
Communicating Secretary

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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