Administration, Finance and Operations



Portrait of Nancy Foster

Nancy K. Foster, EdD, MA, CGMA
Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Office of Administration, Finance and Operations

The Office of Administration, Finance and Operations provides leadership and management over administrative functions, business services, and campus operations for all of JABSOM. This office includes the functional areas of budget, contracting, fiscal and administration, human resources, facilities, information technology, property and asset management, special events and food service management, emergency management, mail, courier, environmental health and safety, staff development, and other employee wellness programs.

Working under the direction of JABSOM’s Executive Director of Administration, Finance and Operations + Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Keonaonaokaniela Foster, who also serves as the medical school’s principal business and operations officer, this office prepares and monitor budgets, develops long-and short-range strategic and business plans to enhance revenue, assists the Dean in the development of compensation research and teaching incentive plans, provides overall property and space management, and serves as JABSOM’s financial liaison to the school’s affiliated non-profit organizations, (e.g., University Health Partners (aka UCERA), Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Medical Group, and Hawai‘i Residency Programs).

This office is also responsible for overseeing all school-wide financial and business operations and facilitates the Kaka‘ako campus (as it primary location) education and research buildings, central plant, biosafety level 3 laboratories, animal vivarium, translational research clinic, grounds, housekeeping, network and telecommunications, parking, and food service vendor management, development, maintenance and repair, and environmental health and safety. This office manages JABSOM’s four major off-campus leased research and clinical office space locations in Honolulu.  All facilities, telecommunications, and parking functions are performed independent of the UH Mānoa campus facilities, information services and operations personnel.


Ms. Foster’s executive assistant, Zaza K. Kalahiki, may be reached at (808) 692-1200.


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