Native Hawaiian Community and Scientific Advisory Board

The role of the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s Native Hawaiian Community and Scientific Advisory Board is to provide community oversight and input on research conducted at the UH Cancer Center that address the health concerns of Native Hawaiians. The Board also reviews research findings on health and social issues confronting Native Hawaiians to advise on their dissemination in Hawaiian communities.


Karl Veto Baker, Kumu Hula, Hālau I Ka Wēkiu

Reginald Ho, MD, Physician, Straub Medical Center

Claire Hughes, DrPH, Retired Dietician, Hawaiʻi State Department of Health

Jodi Leslie, DrPH, RDN, LDN, Co-owner, Kukui Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

Kurt Mitchell, Managing Principal - Hawaiʻi, RIM Architects

Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, Director, Community Relations, Hawaiian Airlines

Nathan Wong, MD, Retired Physician, Kaiser Permanente