Fall 2016: UH Hilo welcomes 23 new faculty and staff to campus

New faculty and staff were welcomed to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus at the 2016 Fall Welcome event Sept. 28.

Standing for photo: Matt Platz, Patricia Kay Hensley, Margary Martin, Louis Lteif, Matthew Knope, Don Straney..
Standing with Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matt Platz (l) and Chancellor Don Straney (r) are new assistant professors (l-r) Patricia Kay Hensley, Margary Martin, Louis Lteif, and Matthew Knope. Click to enlarge.


Office of the Chancellor

  • Xinayan Wang, Administrative Officer.

Office of Maunakea Management

  • Joy Sayuri Yoshina, Administrative Program Support.

Academic Affairs

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

  • Michael Adrian Barnes, Academic Support Specialist.
  • Kealaka‘i Matsumoto, Animal Science Technician.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Ozan Atalag, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Matthew Knope, Assistant Professor of Biology.
  • Anita Leinwebe, Assistant Professor of Marine Science.
  • Jack Rossen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

  • Chad Kawakami, Assistant Professor.
  • Reid Kubo, Information Technology Specialist.
  • Louis Lteif, Assistant Professor.
  • Lauren Peck, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

School of Education

Standing for photo: Don Straney, Mackathy Sabado and Lois Fujioshi.
With Chancellor Straney (l) and Budget Director Lois Fujiyoshi (r) is Mackathy Sabado, new accountant clerk in Administrative Affairs.
  • Margary Martin, Assistant Professor.

North Hawaii Education and Research Center

  • Alan Ku, Testing and Technology Specialist.

School of Nursing

  • Dawn Frizell, Assistant Professor.
  • Patricia Kay Hensley, Assistant Professor.

Administrative Affairs

  • Kelvin Kubo, Air Conditioning Mechanic.
  • Mackathy Sabado, Accountant Clerk.

Student Affairs

  • Kerith Edwards, Mental Health Counselor.
  • Jasmine Gittens, Athletic Trainer.
  • Sarah Anne Lips, Research and Data Specialist.
  • Lydia Christine Mukai, Office Assistant.
  • Keani Santa Isabel, Records Office Specialist.
Gail Makuakāne-Lundin and Chancellor Straney stand with five newcomers in Student Affairs.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Gail Makuakāne-Lundin (left) and Chancellor Straney stand with newcomers in Student Affairs. Click to enlarge.

Learn more: Individual bios and photos of all 23 newcomers in the October issue of the UH Hilo faculty newsletter, Ka Lono Hanakahi.