HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (QHS) has announced the following appointments.
Andrea Hepuapo‘okela Hermosura, PhD, has been named Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (DEIJ), and Caregiver Wellness at QHS.
Dr. Hermosura is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of system-wide policies, practices, initiatives and programs that are in alignment with the QHS mission and values, and will work to deepen the organization’s commitment to DEIJ and caregiver wellness principles.
Dr. Hermosura has served as a staff psychologist at The Queen’s Medical Center since 2018. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, most recently with University Health Partners and Paradigm Hawai‘i Counseling. She is a researcher and scholar in health care disparities impacting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, racism and discrimination, implicit racial bias, and community-based participatory research, and has been involved in various initiatives to improve DEIJ and caregiver wellness at QHS.
Rachael Misitano, DNP, RN, has been promoted to Director of Cardiac Services at The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC).
Misitano is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development and implementation of strategic and innovative initiatives for all nursing units, departments and programs under Cardiac Services. She joined QMC in 2019 as manager of the Queen’s Heart Institute, where she oversaw the strategic and clinical operations of the General Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Advanced Heart Failure clinics.
The Hawai‘i Island native earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. She worked for two years on a specialized neurosurgical unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, before moving to San Francisco, CA, where she earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of San Francisco. She began her leadership career in 2013 at Stanford Health Care, where she served as a nurse educator and patient care manager for a variety of departments including inpatient and outpatient telemetry, vascular access services, and outpatient cardiology.