Our Team

Central Office

Douglas Taren, PhD
Project Director
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
University of Arizona
taren@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-8375

Abby Stoica, MPH
Associate Director
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
stoica@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-1108

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH
Co-Investigator
University of Arizona College of Medicine
myram@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-1090

Erich Healy, BA
Online Designer
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
erichh@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-2450

Allison Root, MS, RD
Instructional Specialist, Senior
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
allisonr1@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-621-1393

James Cunningham, PhD
Evaluator
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
jkcunnin@email.arizona.edu

Erica Freese, MPH
​Program Coordinator
ASN-SANE Program
ebfreese@email.arizona.edu

Paul Akmajian
Graphics Designer/Outreach Coordinator
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
pakmajian@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-5837

California

Ivan Gomez, MD
Program Director
California Statewide AHEC Program
IGomez@fresno.ucsf.edu

JD Garza
Program Manager
California Area Health Education Center
jgarza@fresno.ucsf.edu

Kat DeBurgh, MPH
Executive Director
Health Officers Association of California

Nevada

Trudy Larson, MD
Professor and Director
School of Community Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
tlarson@medicine.nevada.edu
Phone: 775-784-4041

Gerald Ackerman
Director
Northeastern AHEC Program
gackerman@medicine.nevada.edu
Phone: 775-738-3828

Gerold Dermid-Gray, MBA
Community Relations and Field Studies Coordinator
University of Nevada, Reno
gdermid@unr.edu
Phone: 775-682-7096

Kelly Morning, MPH
Evaluation & Research Coordinator
University of Nevada, Reno
kmorning@unr.edu
Phone: 775-682-7098

US Associated Pacific Islands

Emi Chutaro
Executive Director
Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA)
emic@pihoa.org

Brian Mangum
​Consultant Epidimiologist, FRSPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
​Fiji National University
brian.mangum@fnu.ac.fj

Hawai’i

Jessica Yamauchi, MA
Executive Director
Hawai'i Public Health Institute
jessica@hiphi.org

Stephanie Moir, MPH
Community Initiatives and Training Coordinator
Hawai'i Public Health Institute
stephanie@hiphi.org

Roella Foronda, MPH​
Programs Director
Hawai'i Public Health Institute
roella@hiphi.org 

Rachel Novotny, PhD
Professor and Director
Children's Healthy Living Prorgam
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
novotny@hawaii.edu

Jean Butel
Intervention Coordinator, Hawaii Site Manager
Children's Healthy Living Prorgam
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
jbutel@hawaii.edu

Gregg Kishaba
Rural Health Coordinator
Hawaii State Rural Health Association
Hawaii State Department of Health