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

Colby Stanton

Chair

Colby Stanton

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Raymond Tanabe

Vice-Chair

Raymond Tanabe

NOAA National Weather Service
Jeff Payne

Secretary

Jeff Payne

NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Chris Chiesa

Chris Chiesa

Pacific Disaster Center
David Helweg

David Helweg

U.S. Geological Survey
Kristina Kekuewa

Kristina Kekuewa

NOAA Office for Coastal Management – Pacific Islands
Karl Kim

Karl Kim

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
John Marra

John Marra

NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Jim Newberry

Jim Newberry

Island Insurance
Sally Ziolkowski

Sally Ziolkowski

Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Division

Senior Advisors

Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Social Science Research Institute
Stanley Boc

Stanley Boc

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson

NOAA
(1950 - 2017)
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
Michael Shulters

Michael Shulters

Retired from U.S. Geological Survey
Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

NOAA Office for Coastal Management ‒ Pacific Islands
Ed Young

Ed Young

NOAA National Weather Service

Hui Steerpersons

Communications

H. Ginger Porter

H. Ginger Porter

University of Hawai'i

Health Security

Tafaimamao Tua-Tupuola

Tafaimamao Tua-Tupuola

American Samoa Community College

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

Training, Education and Research

Micah Fisher

Micah Fisher

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Russell Uyeno

Russell Uyeno

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

Emeritus

David Kennard

David Kennard

Navigator Emeritus
Eileen Shea

Eileen Shea

Senior Advisor Emeritus