Dr. Neal Palafox was formerly the chairman of the Department of Family Practice and Preventative Medicine at the University of Hawai’i’s John Burns School of Medicine. He has traveled all over the Pacific and worked in the Republic of the Marshall Islands from 1982 to 1991. Dr. Palafox has continued to be active in Pacific health issues. He was honored by the Intercultural Cancer Council in Washington, D.C. for his work addressing cancer in the Pacific. Neal feels that with careful collaboration with cultural and political institutions, Oceania Community Health will make a measured and sustainable impact in the health of island communities.