PATH’s team in San Francisco works to advance transformative global health innovations to improve the lives of women and children, primarily through our work in drug development. In this post, we learn more about Debbie Naguwa, project administrator for PATH’s Drug Development program.
How would you describe your role? Primarily, I manage financial data and budgets for our projects. I also assist with the initiation of new contracts and act as a liaison with Seattle headquarters to ensure compliance with PATH policies and procedures.
Where are you from? I am originally from Hilo, Hawaii. The picture featured here is Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. A previous employer moved me from Honolulu to San Francisco. I love that people ask me questions about Hawaii before they go on vacation there!
At the Drug Development program retreat earlier this year, you became the first recipient (and namesake!) of a new award, recognizing “generosity of spirit, a bringing in of those who may otherwise be on the outside, and compassion.” Can you tell us about this special recognition? I’m a bit embarrassed about this, but I was honored and flattered to receive the inaugural “Deb Naguwa Aloha Award.” I was blown away to have an award named after me and look forward to recognizing another team member next year!