Organizational Structure

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Board of Directors

Walter Dudley, PhD
Acting President

Jim Wilson
Past President

Dennis Lin

Chris Harrison

Jerel Yamamoto

Patricia Okamura

Roxane Keliikipikaneokolohaka

Tom Forbes

Carol Walker


Honorary Board Members

Ian Birnie

Brian Kitagawa

Willibroad Tallett


Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Nathan C. Becker
NOAA/NWS/Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Dr. Mark Boslough
XCP-8 Verification and Analysis – Los Alamos National Laboratory
Research Professor – University of New Mexico
Fellow – Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Chair – Asteroid Day Expert Panel

Dr. Walter Dudley
Emeritus Professor of Marine Geology and Oceanography
University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii

Dr. Scott Fisher
Director of ‘Āina Stewardship for Hawai’i Land Trust
(Currently studying paleotsunami impacts on Hawaii)

Dr. Gerard J. Fryer
Research Affiliate
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Dr. James Goff
Editor-in-Chief, Natural Hazards
Honorary Professor – Earth and Sustainability Science Research Centre (ESSRC)
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
UNSW Australia, Sydney 2052, Australia
Visiting Professor – School of Ocean and Earth Science
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Adjunct Professor – Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Dr. Darren King
Regional Manager – National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
217 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand


Museum Docents

Tom Forbes
Dian Mahoney
Mike Weiss
Randal McEndree

Museum Volunteers

Owen Blunt
Jonny Alconera
Joseph D’Angelo (Dr. D)
Jamie Mackenzie
Moira Eckert

Museum Staff

Cindi Preller

Joshua Bell
Associate Director

Ethan Collyer
Visitor Services Manager /Archives Associate

Nathan Myers
Events Associate / Social Media Manager

Susan Hicks
Visitor Services Associate

Carly Gage
Visitor Services Associate / Intern

Shanel Oliveira
Visitor Services Associate

Heather Weiss
Visitor Services Associate

Brigitta Szilvás
Visitor Services Associate

Allison Yamakawa
NOAA Hollings Scholar

Last Revised July 2024