Arielle Buyum

Arielle Buyum, MPH


Arielle Buyum has more than 25 years of diverse health care experience spanning both practical delivery of care and public health development. She serves as the Executive Director of the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association, representing the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the three Pacific Island territories and the three Freely Associated States. Prior to this appointment, she spent more than 10 with Pacific Island FQHCs working with both the PCA and the Community Health Centers directly.

In her career as sole proprietor of AB Consulting, LLC, Arielle has been engaged by governments, NGOs, private businesses, research and educational institutes, and non-profit agencies in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Island region, and the mainland United States. Her areas of expertise include primary prevention, chronic disease, reproductive health, maternal/child health, program planning and management, capacity building at local and regional levels, training and technical support, evaluation, and quality improvement. During her career, she has exhibited exemplary management, administrative, and leadership ability; advocacy and organizational skills; ability to work well across multicultural settings; and effective oral and written communication skills; leading to her success as a multidisciplinary professional. She earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Arielle also holds a B.S. in Nursing and served as a practitioner in the field for more than 15 years.