Executive Committee

Academic Year Meeting Minutes and Documents

The purpose of the JABSOM Executive Committee is to recommend policies to the Dean and to serve as the liaison between the Dean and the faculty by discussing all matters brought before it.


 JABSOM Executive Committee Meeting

  • The committee meets on the third Friday of the month.
  • Meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice

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Executive Committee Members

T. Samuel Shomaker, MD, JD, MSM

Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Mariana Gerschenson, PhD
Associate Dean for Research

Nancy K. Foster, EdD, MA, CGMA
JABSOM Chief Financial & Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Derek Wong, MPH, MBA
Interim UHP Chief Executive Officer

Ivy Nip Asano, MD

Matthew Campbell
Communications, Media & Government Affairs

Susan Steinemann, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO) & Graduate Medical Education

Julie Inouye

Susan Steinemann
Faculty Affairs

Junji Machi, MD (Interim)
Global Health & International Medicine

Kristen Anderson, MPH, MLIS
Health Sciences Library

Sheri Fong, MD, PhD
JABSOM MD Curriculum Committee Chair

Jill Omori, MD
Medical Education

Danny Takanishi, Jr., MD
Interim Director of Student Affairs

Takashi Matsui, MD, PhD
Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology

Olivier LeSaux, PhD
Cell and Molecular Biology

Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD (Interim department chair)
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Pauline Mashima, PhD (Graduate Program Director)
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Allen “Chip” Hixon, MD, MA
Family Medicine and Community Health

Kamal Masaki, MD
Geriatric Medicine

Scott Kuwada, MD
Internal Medicine

Karen Thompson, MD (Interim department chair)
Medical Technology

Violet Nxedhlana, PhD (Program Director)
Medical Technology

Joseph “Keawe” Kaholokula, PhD
Native Hawaiian Health

Ivica Zalud, MD, PhD
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health

Karen Thompson, MD

Kenneth Nakamura, MD

Anthony Guerrero, MD

Eunjung Lim, PhD
Quantitative Health Sciences

Dean Mikami, MD (Interim department chair)

William Boisvert, PhD
Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology

Ralph Shohet, MD
Center for Cardiovascular Research

Kelley Withy, MD, PhD
Hawaiʻi and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Cecilia Shikuma, MD
Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS

Sue Steinemann, MD, FACS
Hyperbaric Treatment Center

Winona Lee, MD
ʻImi Hoʻōla Post Baccalaureate Program

W. Steve Ward, PhD
Institute for Biogenesis Research

Violet Horvath, PhD
Pacific Disabilities Center

Benjamin W. Berg, MD

Richard McCartin, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

Michelle Tallquist, Cell and Molecular Biology

Jane Onoye, Psychiatry

Jenny Nguyen, MS2
Second Year

Eduardo Biala, Jr., MS4
Fourth Year