Diane S.L. Paloma, MBA, Ph.D.

Board Member

Diane Paloma is the Director of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at The Queen’s Health Systems. The Queen’s Health Systems is the corporate organization that includes The Queen’s Medical Center, Moloka‘i General Hospital, The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu, and North Hawai‘i Community Hospital.  Her role includes managing clinical initiatives, healthcare training, health disparities translational research, and community outreach to Hawai‘i’s diverse population. A 1991 Kamehameha Schools graduate, she received her BS in Physiological Science from UCLA, MBA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and PhD in Healthcare Administration from Capella University.

Diane has spent her time in the health field since 1995 and was able to combine her passion for Native Hawaiian culture with the health and medical fields. She has spent time working for a private physician, HMSA (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Affiliate for Hawai‘i), the John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been at Queen’s since 2006. She serves on the boards of the Asian-Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, Hui Mauli Ola, and is a member of the Bishop Museum Association Council.

Her Hawaiian ancestry hails from Ke‘anae, Maui and Laupahoehoe, Hawai‘i. She is married to Jason Paloma; and they have three daughters.