JIMAR Administration

JIMAR Administration is comprised of the JIMAR Director, as well as management and administrative support staff. JIMAR Administration provides administrative services in the areas of project/grants administration, personnel, procurement, travel, and property management. JIMAR Administration is also responsible for ensuring compliance with institutional policies and procedures, as well as award terms and conditions.


Name Email Address Office Phone No.
Dr. Douglas Luther dluther@hawaii.edu MSB 434A 956-5875
Dr. Jeffrey Hare jhare@hawaii.edu IRC 725-5332
Deputy Director for PIFSC Projects
Overall matters related to the management of JIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC.
Kevin Higaki khigaki@hawaii.edu MSB 312 956-7729
Assistant Director for Administration
Overall Program management, administrative services and operational matters, Funding agency relations, Program-level policy, Non-standard requests/policy interpretation, Travel advances (approval), Employee performance issues, Insurance matters, Procurement cards.
Shannon Fong shannon.fong@noaa.gov IRC 725-5492
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements for JIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC (ESD)
Michelle Han mshahn@hawaii.edu MSB 316 956-4705
Payroll/Timesheets, Leave balances (vacation, sick, ATS), Accident reporting/Workers compensation, UH graduate assistants, Student employment, Temporary hires, Volunteers, Tuition reimbursement.
Support to Deputy Director, Meeting/conference coordination, UH IACUC and IRB/CHS matters, JIMAR website, Non-Employee visiting scientist arrangements for PIFSC projects, Fedex shipments, and Special projects.
Marie Lee (Shimomura) mshimomu@hawaii.edu MSB 312 956-4108
Budget status reports, Account balances, Expenditure projections, Project equipment inventory and property management.
Betsey Oberacker betsey.oberacker@hawaii.edu MSB 312 956-8084
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements, and Visiting scientist arrangements for Manoa and other off-campus (non-PIFSC) JIMAR projects and employees. PO distribution to vendors, Check distribution, Accounts payable, and Vendor payments.
Marcia Oshiro marciao@hawaii.edu MSB 312 956-2899
Proposals, Subcontracts, Service contracts, Post-award actions/reporting, Subcontract/services contract payments, Vessel charters, Account balances, Advance account requests and new account set-ups.
Ashley Uyehara ashley.uyehara@noaa.gov IRC 725-5435
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements for JIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC (All divisions except for ESD).
Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza nwakazur@hawaii.edu MSB 316 956-9465
Recruitments, Selections, Position descriptions, Reclassifications, Temporary hires, Accident reporting/Workers compensation, Annual performance evaluations, General personnel policy questions/guidance.


Click here for JIMAR Administrative Staff assignments by area (PDF, updated 01-04-21).

Area code is 808 for all phones and faxes.
JIMAR Administration fax is 956-4104. JIMAR Administrative staff at PIFSC/IRC, fax is 725-5475.
PIFSC/IRC = Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Inouye Regional Center
MSB = Marine Science Building (1000 Pope Road, Honolulu, HI 96822)

Full mailing address for JIMAR admin staff at IRC:
(Staff name)
NMFS/PIFSC/JDDO/(Staff name)
1845 Wasp Blvd, Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818


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