The Board is comprised of selected “Friends of HIC” within the coalition. The Board makes policy, provides direction for the Working Teams, and supervises the fiscal policies and activities in support of HIC purposes, objectives and Mission. The Board meets monthly.
Please contact any Board member if you would like to present an immunization issue at a Board meeting.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Judy is committed to public health. Prevention of vaccine-preventable disease has kept her involved with the coalition for the last two decades. A five-year period of living and working in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the ‘80s encouraged her to change her focus to work in public health in Hawaii.
Janelle is a family nurse practitioner in various health settings. She is a part of the military Joint Vaccination Work Group and has worked at/with the Hawaii Department of Health. She is interested in promoting vaccinations for all ages.
Jodie Sanada (2018-2019) – Secretary
Jodie is a Public Health Nursing Supervisor at the Hawaii State Department of Health. She has also had experience working in pediatrics as a Nurse Practitioner and as a staff nurse for private entities. She works to educate communities about the importance of immunizations and how to obtain access to these services.
Francine Azouz (2017-2019)
Francine recently received her master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Hawaiʻi (Department of Tropical Medicine), where she worked towards the development of therapeutic interventions for the clinical management of diseases caused by Zika and West Nile virus. Francine is the former president of the Student Immunization Initiative, an organization led by graduate students who advocate for vaccines and disease prevention in general.
Celeste Baldwin (2017-2019)
Celeste has been a part of the University of Hawaiʻi Manoa Adjunct Graduate Nursing Faculty since 2008. She is responsible for the Research Poster Abstracts selections for the 2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships Nov 2019.
Eleanore Chuang (2019) After twelve years as a Biologist in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health, Eleanore moved to Honolulu to pursue a PhD in Tropical Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). Her graduate research focused on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) co-infection. She is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at UHM with a focus on development of a vaccine against Ebola virus.
Past HIC President Dee is a retiree from the Hawaii State Department of Education. Her extensive experience in the field of immunization and education is invaluable for the coalition.
Joanna is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Tropical Medicine at UH Manoa. She is researching HIV neuropathogenesis and potential preventative strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in HIV-positive patients. Joanna is the president of the Student Immunization Initiative of Hawaii (2018-2019). She is committed to public health advocacy and communicating science effectively to a broader audience.
Marian Phillipson (2018-2019)
Marian has an MPH in Public Health Planning and Administration from UH Manoa. After working in the Department of Health Immunization Program for 8 years, Marian joined Merck & Co. in the Vaccine Division in the Public Health Sector. She has a passion for preventive health care including immunizations across the life cycle.
Christopher West (2019-2021)
Christopher West is a recent graduate of Hawaii Pacific University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Chris is a Case Manager, at Gregory House, that provides comprehensive medical and behavioral health services to clients with limited incomes who have HIV. Gregory House is a non-profit 501(C)3 agency in Hawaii with programs that provide housing, nutrition and case management services to persons living with HIV.