University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

PACIFIC COOPERATIVE STUDIES UNIT

Ferns in the Koolau Mountains

Photo Credit: Ko`olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

DIRECTORY


Shaya Honarvar
Shaya Honarvar, PhD

Director
Principal Investigator

Clifford Morden
Clifford Morden, PhD

Deputy Director
Principal Investigator

David Duffy
David Duffy, PhD

Gerrit Parmele Wilder Chair
Principal Investigator

Clifford Smith
Clifford Smith, PhD

Emeritus
Co-Founder of PCSU

Linda Hara
Linda Hara

Operations & Finance Manager

Kevin Nishimura
Kevin Nishimura

UH Administrative Officer

Nick Joly
Nick Joly

Admin Program Associate III

Michelle Miyata
Michelle Miyata

Personnel Associate

Michael Waring
Michael Waring

Personnel Assistant

Chin Lee Nicolaides
Chin Lee Nicolaides

Finance Manager

Dana Fukata
Dana Fukata

Administrative/Fiscal Associate

Nante Tangonan
Nante Tangonan

Fiscal/Administrative Assistant

Kahale Pali
Kahale Pali

Safety Coordinator

Ron Nagata
Ron Nagata

Helicopter Trainer

Perry Bednorz
Perry Bednorz

Helicopter Trainer


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Operations & Compliance

Linda Hara
Finance & Operations Manager
HBT, OAS helicopters, special projects, sub-awards, compliance, service contracts, insurance, automobile accidents and claims, HR management issues/complaints, incident/accident investigations, RCUH credit card requests, and overall program management questionshara@hawaii.edu808-956-7422

Pre-Awards

Nick Joly
Admin Program Associate II
Grants, proposals, cooperative agreements, awards, and sub-accountsnjoly@hawaii.edu808-956-0893

Human Resources

Michelle Miyata
Personnel Associate
Recruitments, selections, position descriptions, reclassification, payroll/timesheets, leave balances, family leave, workers' compensation, performance evaluations, UH casual hires, student employment, temporary hires, UH volunteers, visas, HR complaints, firearms use request, and general questions on HR policiesmmiyata@hawaii.edu808-956-9512

Procurement & Finance

Chin Lee Nicolaides
Finance Manager
Budgets/re-budgets, cost-sharing, procurement contracts, accounting adjustments, account close-outs, sponsor billing questions, payroll allocations, projections, budget balances, BSRs, payroll reports, No-Cost Extension (NCE) requests, and any procurement and finance issues.clnicola@hawaii.edu808-956-2772
Dana Fukata
Administrative/Fiscal Associate
Purchasing, payments, reimbursements, travel, RCUH credit card payments, EIC requests, and stipendsdfukata@hawaii.edu808-956-7453
Nante Tangonan
Fiscal/Administrative Assistant
Purchasing, payments, reimbursements, travelnantet@hawaii.edu808-956-2533

Safety

 
Kahale Pali
Safety Coordinator
Injury reports, safety investigations, helicopter operations, safety training inquiries, standard operating procedure (SOP) questions and review, firearms training and SOP inquiries, and any safety issuespali@hawaii.edu808-956-2278
Ron Nagata
Helicopter Trainer
Helicopter training for PCSU projects on Kauai and Hawaiʻi Islandnagata@maui.net808-283-1264
Perry Bednorz
Helicopter Trainer
HBT and helicopter training for PCSU projects on Oahu and Mauipbednorz@hawaii.edu808-956-2278

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Fiscal/Compliance

Kevin Nishimura
UH Administrative Officer
Works closely with PCSU admin core staff in all areas of fiscal, personnel, and grants management. Ensures compliance with applicable laws: federal and state, UH and RCUH regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines. Approves procurement documents up to $25Kkpnishim@hawaii.edu808-956-5311