Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team

PI-COPCE

The Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team is a national group of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) researchers, health experts, community leaders and advocates formed to plan and implement infrastructure for informing and supporting families and communities about COVID-19.

The National Lead for the team is Dr. Raynald Samoa and the Technical Assistance Lead is Dr. Nia Aitaoto. The Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence is the convening organization for the Response Team. A list and names of the National Focus committee, as well as the names and contact information for the different regional leads for California (Northern and Southern), Washington state (King and Pierce County), Utah, Arkansas, Oregon and Hawaii is included below.

May 27, 2020 Testimony – The Disproportionate Impact Of COVID-19 On Communities Of Color, U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Hearing
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May 4, 2020 Press Conference – COVID-19 Disproportionate Impact on Pacific Islander Communities
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April 24, 2020 Press ReleaseDevastating COVID-19 Rate Disparities Ripping Through Pacific Islander Communities in the U.S.

Pacific Islanders COVID-19 Response Team Members

Note: If you need COVID-19 assistance and the contact information for your Regional Lead is not shown below, contact us at pi-copce@aapcho.org.

RegionLast NameFirst NameEmailPhone
ArkansasLelanMelisamlaelan@arkansasmarshallese.org(479) 283-2992
N. CaliforniaAhSoonNatalienatalieahsoon@ramsinc.org

nahsoon@gmail.com

(415) 385-5357
N. CaliforniaVee-NogaTaunuutauvee@gmail.com(808) 371-7110
S. CaliforniaAinaSefa
S. CaliforniaAloAudryaloaudrey@gmail.com(310) 293-2136
S. CaliforniaLepuleTanatana.lepule@gmail.com(619) 886-5688
S. CaliforniaQuengaHeidiHQguandiva@gmail.com(562) 972-0969
S. CaliforniaScanlanRita
S. CaliforniaTuluaAlisiatulua@ocapica.org(323) 440-0859
S. CaliforniaYoungKawenkawenty@gmail.com(310) 767-3196
OregonAlailimaManumalomanumaloalailima@gmail.com(909) 525-6241
UtahFitisemanuJakejjfitisemanu@gmail.com(801) 259-8700
UtahPasiFahinafahina@ntasutah.org(801) 467-8712
UtahSatiniMargaritaRitaSatini@gmail.com(801) 631 9283
WashingtonSeiaJosephjoeseia83@gmail.com(206) 859-7922

 

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