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Executive Management

Vonn RamosVonn Ramos

Executive Director

Lynn PizzitolaLynn Pizzitola

Clinical Director

Kevin LowryKevin Lowry

Treatment Programs Director

Kevin Lowry is a Masters in Social Work who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Kevin came to Kauai in 2009 and worked at PACT (Parent & Child Together) Hawaii as a Multisystemic Family Therapist (MST) and Supervisor. In 2012, Kevin joined the Hale Opio Kauai Ohana as a therapist and supervisor until 2014 when he became the Hale Opio Treatment Program Director and has remained so. Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the Mental Health field and it continues to be a passion for him to help support the youth and their families who need assistance.

Priti “Maya” Tayal

Community Programs Director

Priti Tayal EdM, MA is the Masters level Community Programs director at Hale Opio Inc. Kauai. I moved to Kauai about 4 years ago from Philadelphia where I worked as a college professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice, a mental health therapist and supervisor of various programs that serviced the community and foster youth. I have over 20 years experience in the mental health and community service fields.

Kristi SumidaKristi Sumida

Assistant Treatment Programs Director

Administrative Support

Justin MaronnJustin Maronn


Shandie MedeirosShandie Medeiros

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kristy LinozKristy Linoz

Treatment Programs Coordinator

Treatment/Residential Programs

Kim GropperKim Gropper


Philip MorganPhilip Morgan


Raquel BraceRaquel Brace


Michelle MotazedianMichelle Motazedian


Community Programs

Esther SolomonEsther Solomon

Diversion Programs Coordinator

Mary Ann OrnellasMary Ann Ornellas

Prevention Programs Coordinator

Valarie CabreiraValarie Cabreira​

Community Empowerment Specialist: Ke Kahua O Ka Malamalama
Community Empowerment Specialist: Street Outreach Program

Keyanna FafordKeyanna Faford

Youth Empowerment Specialist: IMUA!
Program Assistant: First Jobs Academy/WIOA

Kimi Ramos-ValdovinosKimi Ramos-Valdovinos

Teen Court-Diversion Program Assistant & Youth Empowerment Specialist- IMUA!

Temp PhotoHelene “Rhye” Daub

Case Manager: Imua Kakou, High Education, and Independent Living Program

Tiffaney Miller​Tiffaney Miller​

Youth Empowerment Specialist: First Jobs Academy/WIOA