Meet the Team

Faculty and Staff

The primary Project Coordinator is Dr. Seunghye Hong. Dr. Hong is assisted by Dr. Yeonjung “Jane” Lee who works as the Assistant Project Coordinator and the direct supervisor of the C3 Fellows.

Co-Principal Investigators

Seunghye Hong, PhD, MA

Yeonjung Jane Lee, PhD, MA


Robin Arndt, MSW, LSW

Michael DeMattos, MSW

Workforce Development

Aimee Chung, MSW, LSW

Wendy Lum, MSW

Jill Sur, MSW, MBA


Theresa Kreif, MSW, LSW

Administrative Support

Roberta H. Hickey is the Administrative and Fiscal Specialist for the C3-OD2A project.  She graduated from Saint John’s University with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Art History.  Currently, she is pursuing a law degree at the William S. Richardson School of Law at University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, with a focus on Human Rights Law.  Before joining C3-OD2A, she worked at Aloha United Way as the ALICE Manager, a collective impact initiative targeting reducing trends towards poverty and improving economic stability in Hawai‘i.  Roberta’s past work includes serving as a Volunteer Coordinator for Hawai‘i State Health Insurance Program under the Executive Office Aging. Prior to moving to Hawai’i, her work history included being a stakeholder for both the IRS and the New York State Department of Tax and Finance representing the Spanish-speaking small business community of New York state, helping to empower and educate entrepreneurs and businesses.

C3 Fellows

Meet the C3 Fellows a select cohort of student researchers who support the faculty and staff for the project. Please click on the  links below to read the Fellows bios from each cohort.