2021 Outstanding Employee of the Year Awardees

All of this year’s nominees are well-deserving of recognition as 2021 RCUH Outstanding Employees of the Year! Their nominations made the Selection Committee’s work very challenging. Before we announce the nominees, we’d like to share a big mahalo with the judges who volunteered their time and pored over every nomination to determine the final awardees. They are:

  • Micah Kāne, CEO & President, Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Colleen McAluney, Director, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
  • Todd Nacapuy, Chief Information Officer, HEMIC

Without further ado, please join us in celebrating and congratulating the 2021 awardees:

RESEARCHER/PROJECT MANAGER CATEGORY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Serge Chastel, UH Institute for Astronomy, Pan-STARRS
  • Robin Hayes, UH Institute for Astronomy, Maunakea Observatories Support Services
  • Mark Huber, UH Institute for Astronomy, Pan-STARRS
  • Melanie Hutchinson, UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
  • Howard Morrow, Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i
  • Amy Weintraub, Hawaii Academy of Science

PROJECT SUPPORT STAFF CATEGORY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Andrea Alexander, UH Mānoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
  • Eva Brill, UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  • Claudine Chan-Naruse, UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center
  • Dylan Davis, UH Mānoa College of Natural Sciences, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership
  • Elizabeth Dingeldein, UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Center for Conservation Research & Training
  • Martin Holzang, Kapi‘olani Community College, Title III Lawelawe Po‘okela Project
  • Rosalind Kia, UH Mānoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
  • Yumi Nagayoshi, UH Institute for Astronomy, Maunakea Observatories Support Services
  • Peter Oshiro, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Vannida Phommachanh, UH Mānoa College of Natural Sciences, High Energy Physics

TEAM CATEGORY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Hawai‘i Health Data Warehouse
    Katherine Benson, Jill Yamashita, Kristine Hironaka
    UH Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies

  • Sport Fish Restoration (Monitoring)
    McKenna Allen, Mia Melamed

    Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources
  • UH Cancer Center Pathology Core
    Hugh Luk, Keiko Garvin, Kyle Nishiyama, Xue Mei Zhu
    UH Cancer Center