About Us

Dr. Austin received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Clinical Studies Program at the University of
Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2004.  She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC)
with an emphasis in Community and Health Psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of
Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Psychology in Child and Adolescent Evidence Based Practice.  Dr. Austin
worked at the Waimānalo Health Center for 5 years using an integrated behavioral health approach with
patients with complex chronic disease conditions and significant economic and social challenges.  She is
interested in conducting ongoing research regarding Native Hawaiian health, as well as the effectiveness
of interventions designed for delivery in rural areas. She is a member of Nā Limahana of Lonopūhā Native
Hawaiian Health Consortium.




Dr. Oliveira Gray is a Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship recipient who received her doctoral degree in
clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa Clinical Studies Program in 2001.  She
completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis at TAMC in
2002.  She worked as the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Nā Pu‘uwai Native Hawaiian Health
Care System clinic on the island of Moloka‘i from 2003-2010 and joined the Integrated Behavioral Health
Services staff at Waimānalo Health Center in 2008. She was a member of the Committee on Rural Health
within the American Psychological Association from 2003-2006, served on the Ron Levant Presidential Task
Force on Enhancing Diversity in APA, and was President of the Hawaii Psychological Association in 2010.
Since 2007, she has served on the the Board of Directors for Alu Like, Inc., a non-profit organization
dedicated to improve the social and economic self sufficiency for Native Hawaiians.  She is currently the
Board President.  She is a member of the Hawai`i State Board of Pharmacy. She is interested in research
on effective treatments for a broad range of psychological disorders seen in community health and primary
care settings and culturally responsive research and service delivery models for Native Hawaiians and/or
other medically underserved populations.



Dr. Chang received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Argosy University Hawaii in 2010. She completed
a pre-doctoral internship at Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and a post-doctoral fellowship
at I Ola Lāhui.  She is currently the Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Kū Aloha Ola Mau, and provides direct
service for I Ola Lāhui at Healthways in Hilo.  Her interests include integrated behavioral health models, as
well as rural and community health.









Dr. Hermosura received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Argosy University, Honolulu campus in 2010.
He completed a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at I Ola Lāhui.  He is currently a
Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Waimānalo Health Center, where he serves as a Clinical Supervisor for I
Ola Lāhui practicum students and pre-doctoral interns.  He also works with I Ola Lāhui as a part of their
Kūlana Hawai`i program.  His interests include the prevention and treatment of chronic health conditions
to the medically underserved, utilization of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, and
positive psychology.  







Dr. Seales received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawai`i
at Mānoa in 2008.  She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and a
post-doctoral fellowship at I Ola Lāhui.  She is currently the Behavioral Health Director and Licensed
Clinical Psychologist at Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care System on Moloka’i. She also services as
a Clinical Supervisor for I Ola Lāhui at Lanai Community Health Center Behavioral Health Department.  Her
interests include research on evidence-based practice, outreach and prevention methods, integrated
behavioral health models, and increasing accessibility and availability of care in rural communities.





Dr. Keith D. Pedro is the Forensic Program Manager for the Adult Mental Health Division-State of Hawaii
and an adjunct faculty for Kapi’iolani Community College.  He has worked in the area of Forensics for the
past 4 years and has had clinical training in forensic psychology, developmental psychology and geriatric
psychology.  His clinical interest are in developing culturally informed forensic programs for severe and
persistent mentally ill (SMPI) populations and educating agencies on culturally appropriate techniques
working with SMPI populations with legal encumbrances.  He has experience in designing and implementing
Hale Imua Program for Conditional Release Consumers and currently provides oversight monitoring of
forensic programs for the Department of Health.





Lihau is an entertainer and record label owner. A 1999 graduate of
Kamehameha Schools, Līhau attended UH Mānoa, receiving a Bachelors degree in Hawaiian
Studies and a Bachelors degree in Marketing in 2004. She then pursued a dual graduate degree
at UH Mānoa, graduating in 2006 with a Masters in Business Administration and in 2007 with a
Juris Doctorate from UH Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. After passing the
Hawaiʻi State bar exam that same year, Līhau briefly worked on her own as an independent
cultural consultant, but closed that business when her musical career as one half of the duet,
Kūpaoa, took off. She and husband Kellen are now full-time entertainers and together they also
own a record label, Hulu Kūpuna Productions, which has produced multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano
award winning artists Kūpaoa, Mark Yamanaka and Nā Palapalai.




Na'alehu Anthony works in the multi-media field of film and video and is the owner of Palikū Documentary
Films. He is interested in telling the stories of Hawai`i and capturing the oral histories of Native People.  
His entrepreneurial spirit has led him to establish ‘Oiwi Television Network, a Native Hawaiian television
station, to help redefine the Hawaiian experience in the 21st century.










Dr. Yano earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of Oregon, Department of
Psychology in 1989.  She is a Child and Adolescent Psychology Services faculty member at TAMC, and has
been actively involved in the provision and supervision of behavioral health services to rural communities
on O`ahu, Maui, Kaua`i, and the Big Island for over 10 years.  Her interests include community outreach
and prevention, organizational and team development and child, adolescent and family interventions.
I Ola Lāhui was developed specifically to address Native Hawaiian and rural community health disparities by providing effective, culturally-
minded assessment and interventions for chronic disease management and more traditional mental health needs, increasing the number of
trained psychologists available to work with Native Hawaiian and rural communities, and conducting research to determine the effectiveness of
the interventions we provide.  I Ola Lāhui is designed to serve Native Hawaiians and other medically underserved groups through specialized
training exclusively in Hawaii’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System (NHHCS) clinics, Community Health Centers (CHCs), and related programs.  

Although we, as an organization, aspire to have a significant impact upon the health and well being of all Native Hawaiians and other medically
underserved groups living in rural areas, our mission is simple and based soundly in a real desire to improve the lives of the people in our islands.

I Ola Lāhui is supported in part by grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and its charity partner, The Harry
and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

A. Aukahi Austin, Ph.D.- Executive Director

Staff & Board of Directors
Jill Oliveira Gray, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Evaluation, Clinical Supervisor
R. Mahana Chang, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor
Sid Hermosura, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor
Keith D. Pedro, Psy.D. - Board of Director
Kalikolīhau “Līhau” Hannahs Paik - Board of Director
Na‘alehu K. Anthony, MBA – Board of Director
Keith D. Pedro, Psy.D. - Board of Director
Keith D. Pedro, Psy.D. - Board of Director
Allison Hu Seales, Ph.D. – Clinical Supervisor
K. Beth Yano, Ph.D. – Board of Director

Mission Statement
I ola lāhui expresses our intent to improve the health and well being of our people. It means, “So that the people will live and thrive.”  The I Ola
Lāhui mission is to provide culturally-minded evidence-based behavioral health care that is responsive to the needs of medically underserved and
predominantly Native Hawaiian rural communities along with the general population of Hawaii.  In recognition of Hawai'i's urgent need for more
quality mental health care, I Ola Lāhui is committed not only to providing services, but also to investigating the effectiveness of the services we
provide and to training future providers with the hope of making a substantial contribution to the health and well being of our lāhui.