Updated September 27, 2021
Francyne Wase-Jacklick is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Health Planning, Policy, Preparedness & Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health & Human Services- RMI. Her background spans the fields of public health, communications, program planning, grant management and community based social services, while her specific interest is in advancing an evidence-based approach in the development of public health policy that addresses community-level health and social problems. Drawing on a broad range of experience, including communication and liaison officer for the Zika outbreak in the Marshall Islands and health planning lead for the health ministry in the recent United Nations consultation on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, she has also been in involved with in-country social development projects for women and children, particularly distribution of Smokeless Stoves in the Outer Islands of the Marshall Islands. Prior to returning to her hometown, Majuro, Marshall Islands as the Primary Health Care Administrator, she worked at the Institute for Human Services, a homeless shelter in Honolulu, Hawaii as the Community-Based Case Management Program Coordinator.
Francyne is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in Biology and is a candidate for a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of South Pacific.
Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas
Sep 22, 2022Ciara
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...Read More
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Aug 29, 2022Ciara
Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.