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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Committee Members

Sheri-Ann Daniels, Ed.D., M.S.C.P., B.S., CSAC

Executive Director
Papa Ola Lokahi

Member, Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels was appointed Executive Director of Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) in 2016, the organization charged by the U.S. Congress with administrative oversight of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act [Public Law 102-396].

In this role, she leads efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of Native Hawaiians and their families, through strategic partnerships, programs, and public policy. Dr. Daniels has also played a pivotal role in the development of internal policies related to the accountability of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems to their individual island communities.

In 2017, Dr. Daniels was appointed chairperson of Na Limahana o Lonopuha, the Native Hawaiian Health Consortium. An integrated network of leading senior executives and health care providers, consortium members propose progressive models of culture and research-based methods in implementing prevention and treatment programs focused on systemic outcomes among various levels of Hawaiian health and wellness.

Dr. Daniels is actively involved in various community and civic organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. She was added to the International Indigenous Council for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide in 2018.

A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Dr. Daniels received her bachelor’s in family resources from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She carries a master’s in counseling psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu, in addition to a doctorate from Argosy University, and currently holds several license certifications. Dr. Daniels is actively involved in various community organizations on Maui and O‘ahu, including Hawaiian language education.

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