Mary Oneha
Waimānalo Health Center

BJ Ott
Malama I Ke Ola Health Center

Diana M. V. Shaw
Lāna‘i Community Health Center
Richard Taaffe
West Hawai‘i Community Health Center

Cheryl Vasconcellos
Hāna Health
Harold Wallace
Bay Clinic, Inc.


At Large Members

John Vaz, MD
Deborah Dela Cruz


Terrence Aratani
Ko‘olauloa Health Center


Rich Bettini
Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Irene Carpenter
Hāmākua Health Center

Phyllis Dendle
Waikīkī Health

David Derauf
Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services

Helen Kekalia
Moloka‘i Community Health Center

Emmanuel Kintu
Kalihi-Pālama Health Center

Staff and Board members, at the blessing ceremony for HPCA's new office (July 2016)


Robert Hirokawa, DrPH is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Primary Care Association, a position he's held since November 2011.

Previously an epidemiologist with the Department of Health and the Healthy Hawai‘i Initiative, Dr. Hirokawa was also responsible for the development of the department’s Science and Research Group. He was most recently HPCA’s Chief Information Officer, overseeing the provision of technical assistance to Hawai‘i’s fourteen community health centers.

Kathy Suzuki-Kitagawa, MPH is the Chief Operating Officer of the Hawai‘i Primary Care Association.

Tricia Siarot is the Chief Financial Officer of the Hawai‘i Primary Care Association.

Cristina Vocalan is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Hawai‘i Primary Care Association.

Andrea Macabeo
Program Specialist

Bryan Juan
Performance Improvement Manager

Daphne Henion
Contracts / Office Manager

Elin Koo
Accounting Manager

Jermy Domingo
Program Specialist

Melissa Data
Behavioral Health Integration Manager

Navya Karkada
Program Specialist (HCCN)


Erik Abe
Policy and Public Affairs Director

Matthew Nagato
Director of Communications

Ron Shimabuku
Director of Programs