Hepua Hermosura, PhD, is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (DEIJ) & Caregiver Wellness for The Queen's Health System (QHS). Hepua is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of system-wide policies, practices, initiatives, and programs that are in alignment with the QHS mission and values and The Joint Commission Health Care Equity requirement that begins in January 2023. She will work to deepen the organization’s commitment to DEIJ principles and caregiver wellness. Hepua works with the DEIJ & Wellness Leaders’ Work Group, which is made up of executives, managers, and front line staff, including Naleen Andrade, MD, Executive Vice President of Native Hawaiian Health and Chief DEIJ Officer.
Hepua has been with The Queen’s Medical Center as a staff psychologist since 2018. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Born and raised in He‘eia, Hepua now lives in Hono‘uli‘uli, ‘Ewa, with her husband, son, and daughter.