Vonn Ramos - Executive Director - Hale Opio KauaiVonn Ramos

Executive Director

Justin MaronnJustin Maronn


Lexie Albite-Ruiz -Staff - Administration CoordinatorLexie Albite-Ruiz

Administration Coordinator

Sheryl Igaya - Staff - Administrative Specialist / CPD Administrative AssistantSheryl Igaya

Administrative Specialist / CPD Administrative Assistant

Tamara Lawrence - Staff - Project Coordinator: Adults/TherapistTamara Lawrence

Project Coordinator – Adults / Therapist

Sariah Mokuahi - Staff - Project Coordinator: Youth / Youth Empowerment Specialist: First Jobs AcademySariah Mokuahi

Project Coordinator – Youth / Youth Empowerment Specialist: First Jobs Academy

Treatment/Residential Services

Shanti Manzano - Staff - Clinical DirectorShanti Manzano

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.

Kristi Sumida - Staff - Assistant Treatment Programs DirectorKristi 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.

Matthew Fons - Staff - Therapist & Intake CoordinatorMatthew Fons

Therapist & Intake Coordinator


Philip MorganPhilip Morgan


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.

Mehrnaz Mehrnaz (Michelle) Motazedian


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

Paula Schultz - Staff - Nurse ConsultantPaula Schultz

Nurse Consultant

Community Programs

Priti 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.

Temp PhotoHelene “Rhye” Daub

`IHI Case Manager

Reiko Ayabe - Staff - Diversion Programs CoordinatorReiko Ayabe

Diversion Programs Coordinator