Staff

Administration

Vonn RamosVonn Ramos

Executive Director

Justin MaronnJustin Maronn

Controller

Temp PhotoElicia Meyer

Administrative Services Coordinator

Kristy LinozKristy Linoz

Personnel Coordinator

Certified in Microsoft Office Suite. She has extensive computer, organizational and problem-solving skills. She has been working in the Administrative field for the past 15 years.

Treatment/Residential Services

Lynn PizzitolaLynn Pizzitola

Clinical Director

Lynn is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked on Kaua`i since 1993 in Intensive In-Home Programs utilizing evidence-based interventions.

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.

Kristi SumidaKristi Sumida

Assistant Treatment Programs Director

Born and raised on Kauai, Kristi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with an emphasis in Mental Health. Kristi provides therapy to adolescents and families in the Hale `Opio Treatment Programs.

Kristy LinozKristy Linoz

Treatment Programs Coordinator

Certified in Microsoft Office Suite. She has extensive computer, organizational and problem-solving skills. She has been working in the Administrative field for the past 15 years.

Kim GropperKim Gropper

Therapist

Enjoys nature and being at the beach. LCSW, graduated from University Hawaii at Manoa with Masters of Social Work. Kim has 10 years of therapeutic experience and provides therapy to adolescents and families in the Hale `Opio Treatment Programs

Philip MorganPhilip Morgan

Therapist

Enjoys photography and paddling, has 22 years counseling experience including in school-based counseling for emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescents, individual, and group. Philip provides therapy to adolescents and families in the Hale `Opio Treatment Programs.

Michelle MotazedianMehrnaz (Michelle) Motazedian

Therapist

Enjoys dancing Hula, traveling, and spending time with her extended family. Michelle provides therapy to adolescents and families in the Hale `Opio Treatment Programs.

Elise PulidoElise Pulido

Therapist

Mother of three amazing little girls. Loves nature, traveling and eating new foods, LMSW, degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from The University of Hawaii at Manoa; Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Elise has a very diverse background, she has worked with mental health, autism, at risk and houseless youth, volunteered in Tanzania Africa at an orphanage and at a children’s detention home. Provides therapy to adolescents and families in the Hale `Opio Treatment Programs.

Treatment Staff

Community Programs

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.

Mary Ann OrnellasMary Ann Ornellas

Prevention Programs Coordinator

Esther SolomonEsther Solomon

Diversion Programs Coordinator

Temp PhotoHelene “Rhye” Daub

`IHI Case Manager

Temp PhotoTiffany Marrotte

WIOA/First Jobs Academy Youth Empowerment Specialist
`IMUA Youth Empowerment Specialist

Temp PhotoMatthew Burris

Community Empowerment Specialist – Ke Kahua O Ka Malamalama, Street Outreach Program, CPD Admin Assistant