HICORE — Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education
About / Management


The HICORE Administrative Team includes: the Principal Investigator, Director and Operations Manager. This group has final decision-making authority, but the preferred leadership style, whenever possible, would be collaborative decision-making with the Advisory Committees' members.

May Okihiro, MD, MS

Principal Investigator



Romelynn Esperanza Stein, MPH

Operations Manager


Joshua Akiona, BA

Web Content Specialist

Health Promotion & Education Specialist


Kylie Bretzel, BSHS

Project Specialist