Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri, MPH, DrPH
Professor & Chair
Department of Health Science
California State University, Fullerton
Phone: (657) 278-4592
Dr. Paula Healani Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Global Health Programs
School of Community & Global Health
Claremont Graduate University
Phone: (909) 607-1075
Mary Anne Foo, MPH
Community Outreach Program Lead
Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Phone: (714) 636-9095
WINCART is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from Pacific Islander community-based organizations, cancer-related researchers, and cancer clinical providers in Southern California.
Sora Park Tanjasiri
Paula Healani Palmer*
Mary Anne Foo
Victor Kaiwi Pang*
Lola Sablan Santos*
Vanessa Tui'one May*
Tupou "Bo" Toilolo*
*Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
The Community Advisory Board is made up of Pacific Islander community leaders from Southern California. Together, this group helps to guide and inform all of WINCART Community Outreach Program activities.
WINCART was founded in May 2005 and serves the approximately 100,000 Pacific Islanders who reside in Southern California, defined as the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Our mission is to reduce the disproportionate burden from cancer affecting five of the largest Southern California Pacific Islander populations: Chamorros, Marshallese, Native Hawaiians, Samoans and Tongans.
WINCART's mission is to promote healthy Pacific Islander communities. WINCART addresses cancer health disparities among Southern California's Pacific Islander populations through increasing cancer awareness, collaborative research programs, and providing valuable leadership and training opportunities. The specific aims for our network are:
WINCART is one of 25 Community Network Programs funded by the Nattional Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD). The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NCI CRCHD.