Pacific Forum Staff

Robert P. Girrier, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), President
Bob Girrier recently joined Pacific Forum. With over 30 years maritime experience and extensive background in the Indo-Asia-Pacific building high-level partner relationships and capacity, he brings operations, strategy development, crisis-response and negotiation skills to Pacific Forum activities.
David Santoro, Vice President and Director for Nuclear Policy
Dr. David Santoro manages Pacific Forum’s track 1.5/2 nuclear policy dialogues and Asia-Pacific multilateral meetings on nonproliferation and nuclear security. He has worked on nuclear issues in France, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Crystal D. Pryor, Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships
Dr. Pryor is a program director for Pacific Forum’s security cooperation programs. Her research has focused on US-Japan relations and strategic trade controls.
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Rob York, Program Director for Regional Affairs
Rob York is Program Director for Regional Affairs at the Pacific Forum. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Korean history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he also received his master’s degree in Asian studies.
Ralph A. Cossa, President Emeritus and WSD-Handa Chair in Peace Studies
Mr. Cossa sits on the boards of numerous foreign relations organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As a recognized expert on U.S./Asia-Pacific foreign relations and policy, Mr. Cossa joins conferences for political, economic, military, and business leaders in countries around the world.

Pacific Forum Staff

Georgette Almeida, Executive Assistant
Jesslyn Cheong, Senior Program Manager
Audrey Happ, Program Manager
Taryn Ino, Program Manager
Brooke Mizuno, Director of Development, Grants, Management and Institutional Support
Radford Sagarang, Finance Manager
Ariel Stenek, Director, Young Leaders Program