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Margo Lalich, MPH, BA, RN, CDPM

Executive Director

Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Office Location
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Biomedical Sciences C105 CA

Mailing Address
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 402
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-2619
Cell: (808) 745-0126

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Margo Lalich is the Executive Director for Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn. She is responsible for strategic leadership, management, community engagement, systems integration, and overall integrity of the program.

Margo received her undergraduate and nursing degrees in Oregon and Washington, and her Master’s in Public Health at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing. Margo holds certifications in Strategic Organizational Development, Project Management for Development, and Strategic Business Management from Portland State University, and Health Emergencies in Large Populations from Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Response.

Before joining Hawaii Keiki, Margo was the Director of School Health Services for Multnomah Education Service District in Portland, Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience working in both the private and public health sectors as a clinical nurse, program administrator, and disaster/humanitarian response nurse. She was the Director of Public Health for Clatsop County, Oregon. Margo serves on local, regional, statewide, and national boards and committees at the intersection of public health, nursing, and K-12 education to improve the school-based health services.

She has served on the Board of Directors for a Federally Qualified Health Center, the Oregon School for the Blind, and the Oregon Center for Nursing. Margo was instrumental in drafting and passing legislation to establish a State School Nurse Consultant position and a sustainable funding model for school nursing services in Oregon. Margo has consulted with health systems to develop strategies for improved population inspired by her passion for creating community and connecting systems.

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