Mary Frances Oneha, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer, Waimānalo Health Center
Mary Frances Mailelauli‘i Oneha has worked in community health centers for nearly 30 years and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Waimānalo Health Center since 2012. Her collaborative research and publication efforts with other community minded researchers has aligned with her commitment to improve the health of Native Hawaiians. Her most recent community-based research project examined the added value of Native Hawaiian healers and their healing practices integrated in primary care. She supports the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian cultural practices in healthcare and advocates for this value-added service in payment models. Dr. Oneha serves on the Boards of the Na Limihana o Lonopuha Native Hawaiian Health Consortium, AlohaCare, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado, a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hawai`i. She was a 2016 inaugural inductee to the University of Hawai`i School of Nursing Hall of Fame, a 2016 Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Na Wahine Puuwai Aloha (Women who give generously) honoree, and recognized by the White House in 2013 as an AAPI Woman Champion of Change.