Leadership Directory

PRiMO is an ‘ohana, or extended family, comprising local, national, and regional organizations. The membership is purposely broad, because risk management involves a diverse set of challenges, requiring a diverse set of collaborators to make a difference. The effort is led by an executive director and the Navigators Council. PRiMO members are broken into six different hui or working groups. Each working group is led by a steerperson.

Adam Stein

Executive Director -

Adam Stein,

NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Navigators Council

Karl Kim

Chair

Karl Kim

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Kristina Kekuewa

Vice-Chair

Kristina Kekuewa

NOAA Office for Coastal Management – Pacific Islands
Bill Thomas

Chairman

Bill Thomas

NOAA Office for Coastal Management ‒ Pacific Islands
Jeff Payne

Secretary

Jeff Payne

NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Social Science Research Institute
Chris Chiesa

Chris Chiesa

Pacific Disaster Center
David Kennard

David Kennard

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Flood Insurance Mitigation Division
John Marra

John Marra

NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Sally Ziolkowski

Sally Ziolkowski

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Flood Insurance Mitigation Division

Senior Advisors

Eddie Bernard

Eddie Bernard

Retired from NOAA
Stanley Boc

Stanley Boc

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson

NOAA
Victoria Keener

Victoria Keener

East-West Center, Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
John McCarroll

John McCarroll

Environmental Protection Agency
Penehuro (Pene) Lefale

Penehuro (Pene) Lefale

Joint Center for Disaster Research, Massey University, Wellington, NZ
Eileen Shea

Eileen Shea

Partnership for Pacific Resilience
Michael Shulters

Michael Shulters

Retired from U.S. Geological Survey
Ed Young

Ed Young

NOAA National Weather Service

Hui Steerpersons

Communications

Jimmy Lagunero

Jimmy Lagunero

University of Hawai'i
H. Ginger Porter

H. Ginger Porter

University of Hawai'i

Health Security

Gregg Nakano

Gregg Nakano

University of Hawai'i

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment

Jean Tanimoto

Jean Tanimoto

NOAA Office for Coastal Management – Pacific Islands
Ramsay Taum

Ramsay Taum

Life Enhancement Institute of the Pacific

Information Access and Geospatial Technology

Eric Yamashita

Eric Yamashita

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

Risk Assessment and Planning

Kitty Courtney

Kitty Courtney

TetraTech
Doug Harper

Doug Harper

NOAA Office for Coastal Management – Pacific Islands

Training and Education

Russell Uyeno

Russell Uyeno

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center