He served as advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for Trusteeship Council in 1962, in 1972, and from 1979 to 1986. He attended the University of Hawaii and in 1982 received its highest alumnus award. the Rainbow Award, and the East-West Center's Distinguished Alumnus award for 1984. The University of Guam awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1987.

PAUL W. NANNIS, M.S.W., is Commissioner of Health, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a position he has held since 1988, with the exception of working for a half year for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Senior Program Officer in 1995 and 1996. He was Executive Director of the 16th Street Community Health Center from 1979 to 1988. The 16th Street Community Health Center is a federally funded, multiservice health center caring for an ethnically mixed population in Milwaukee. Paul attended the Health Executives Development Program at Cornell University in 1985 and the Public Health Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the University of California-Santa Cruz in 1992 and 1993. He was President of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Conference of Local Health Officers for two terms between 1991 and 1994, and he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Paul also served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Primary Care from 1994 to 1996.

TERENCE A. ROGERS, Ph.D., served as Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii from 1971 to 1988. He was the Director of the Hawaii State Hospital from 1991 to 1993 and Counselor for Congressional Relations at the East-West Center in Honolulu from 1989 to 1991. He was Professor of Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine from 1963 to 1989. Dr. Rogers took a sabbatical at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan from 1969 to 1970 and served on President Carter's Commission on World Hunger in Washington, D.C. from 1978 to 1980. Dr. Rogers has also served on the faculties of Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

DAVID N. SUNDWALL, M.D., is President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), which represents the leading national, regional, and local independent clinical laboratories. Prior to joining ACLA, Dr. Sundwall was Vice President and Medical Director of American Healthcare Systems, the largest coalition of not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States. Previous federal policy positions include Administrator of the Health Resources and Service Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, and Health Staff Director of the Labor and Human Resources Committee in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Sundwall is a graduate of the University of Utah (B.A. and M.D.) and completed his internship and residency in the Harvard University Family Practice Medicine Program. He is board-certified in internal medicine and family practice.

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