CIMAR Administration

CIMAR Administration is comprised of the CIMAR Director, as well as management and administrative support staff. CIMAR Administration provides administrative services in the areas of project/grants administration, personnel, procurement, travel, and property management. CIMAR 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 MSB 434A 956-5875
Dr. Jeffrey Hare IRC 725-5332
Deputy Director for PIFSC Projects
Overall matters related to the management of CIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC.
Kevin Higaki 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 IRC 725-5492
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements for CIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC (ESD)
Michelle Han 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, CIMAR website, Non-Employee visiting scientist arrangements for PIFSC projects, Fedex shipments, and Special projects.
Marie Lee (Shimomura) MSB 312 956-4108
Budget status reports, Account balances, Expenditure projections, Project equipment inventory and property management.
Betsey Oberacker MSB 312 956-8084
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements, and Visiting scientist arrangements for Manoa and other off-campus (non-PIFSC) CIMAR projects and employees. PO distribution to vendors, Check distribution, Accounts payable, and Vendor payments.
Marcia Oshiro 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 IRC 725-5435
Purchasing, Payments, Reimbursements, Travel, Mileage reimbursements for CIMAR projects and employees at PIFSC (All divisions except for ESD).
Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 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 CIMAR Administrative Staff assignments by area (PDF, updated 01-04-21).

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

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


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