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Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) coordinates trainings and webinars in collaboration with partners. HIPHI provides trainings for the public health workforce and offers continuing education credits and started a series of “Public Health Action” webinars in April 2020 to address COVID-19. In addition, HIPHI is able to partner with organizations on trainings to assist with logistics and to provide continuing education units/credits (CEUs). CEUs are provided for: Social Work, Substance Abuse Counselor, Registered Dietitians, Certified Health Education Specialists, and Nursing (in 2022).

Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Training and Workforce Development Initiatives Program Manager
Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Makamae Namahoe, MPA

Training and Workforce Development Initiatives Program Manager
(808) 591-6508 ext. 28

[she/her] Since joining HIPHI in 2018, Makamae coordinates the Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui program and community-based initiatives focused on strengthening capacity for our public health workforce in Hawai‘i and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Her work is centered in her background as a Native Hawaiian immersion student. She believes in health access and equity for all in Hawai‘i and across the Pacific Ocean. Makamae earned her BS in Nutrition and MPA from Long Island University. Her background includes student affairs operations and program management. In her spare time, you can find Makamae in the gym coaching volleyball for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Vulcans, spending time with family, finding new eateries, and being outdoors.

Roella Foronda, MPH

Roella Foronda, MPH

Programs Director
Roella Foronda, MPH

Roella Foronda, MPH

Programs Director
(808) 591-6508 ext. 5

Roella joined HIPHI in 2014 and informs and oversees operations, programmatic, and strategic initiatives. She provides leadership and oversight to programs and staff, administration, fund development, human resources and talent acquisitions, mentorship, and communications. She has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, with an undergraduate degree in Health Science from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in Public Health is from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Roella is a loyal partner and mother to three keiki who loves gardening, cooking, baking, watching a good adventure flick, and traveling.

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