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We are proud to announce that Papa Ola Lōkahi’s Executive Director, Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels, has been appointed to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health Dean’s Advisory Council.

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At the helm of Papa Ola Lōkahi, the Native Hawaiian Health board, since 2016, Dr. Daniels has worked tirelessly over the past year as a co-lead of the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Response, Recovery & Resilience Team since the beginning of last year.  She has been a member of the International Indigenous Council of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide since 2018and since 2019 has served on theAdvisory Council on Minority Health, and HawaiʻDepartment of Health’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Advisory BoardWe are confident she will be a valuable member of the advisory council. 


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 Dr. Daniels will be joined by Dr. Jodi Haunani Leslie Matsuoan alumna of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialistalong with nine other council members.

The School of Social Work & Public Health was named for Myron B. Thompson, an alumnus of the school who also helped establish Papa Ola Lōkahi.  The school is committed to achieving social justice and health equity for the people of Hawaiʻi in a changing world. Its core values are centered around Mālamaike Kanaka Apau, Ulu Pono, and Hoʻokaulike.

We look forward to seeing how Dr. Daniels and Dr. Matsuo help manifest the school’s values and advance its mission, and are excited to see the work they will do as members of the Dean’s Advisory Council.


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