qmhp, lmhc, mac, csac
Greg was born and raised in Appalachia. He is a former paratrooper, combat veteran and is honorably discharged. He earned a BA in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University. He moved to O'ahu in 2005 and earned a MA in Marriage and Family therapy from Argosy University. He is a licensed mental health counselor, a CSAC and a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). He provides services in English. He specializes in trauma, addiction, stress reduction, spirituality and communication. He is also a trained EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) provider. When asked what draws him to this line of work, Greg stated:
“The indelible spirit of the human condition to overcome insurmountable odds is why I love being part of other peoples process. I get the honor of seeing when the sky turns blue again for others.”
Mary is originally from Seattle, Washington but has lived in many metropolitan cities around the United States. She moved to Hawai'i in 2014. She graduated from Chaminade University in 2017 with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP). Mary can provide services in English. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Mary stated:
“I have a unique interest in cultural diversity, which is characteristic of Hawai’i and a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and perseverance in helping.”
Dr Sarah fox
Sarah was born in Florida but has lived in Hawai'i for over 50 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and obtained her medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai'i. Sarah provides services in English. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Sarah stated:
"I’ve always been drawn to working with people who have mental health challenges. I started volunteering at IHS in the the mid-70’s, eventually attended medical school and chose psychiatry, it was the best fit for me."
PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CSAC, APRN-RX
Stacy has lived in the Hawaiian Islands since 1988, twenty of those years on the Big Island. Stacy received her first graduate nursing degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist at University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and her post master’s degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at University of Cincinnati. Stacy is devoted to supporting and developing community-based case management services, with a focus on integrated care, a team-based approach that involves bridging primary care and behavioral health services to enable easier access to mental health services. Stacy also just celebrated her 10 years anniversary as a CARF consultant.
Louella Van Osdol APRN-Rx
Louella was born and raised in the Philippines and has lived in Hawai'i most of her life. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Hawaii Pacific University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Rush University. Louella can provide services in English, Tagalog and Visayan. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Louella stated:
"I love helping people."
Rosario (chat) Augustin
Chat was born in the Philippines in a multiracial professional family with a ‘strict upbringing.’ She came to the US as an adult and had lived in multiple states until she moved to Hawai'i. Chat graduated with a Masters Degree in Nursing from UH Manoa, with a focus on adult mental health. Chat can understand most of Tagalog, Ilocano & Pangasinan, but is not able to speak fluently or adequately. She is also certified as a case manager. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Chat stated:
"I have worked & experienced the different areas of nursing but thought, I could make more difference in the area of mental health."
Sheri was raised in Hilo and graduated from Hilo High School. Her mother's side of the family is from Big Island and her father's side of the family is from California so she moved between the two for years. She graduated from Hilo High School in 1982, Nursing School in California in 1988. Sheri obtained a MSN from the University of Arizona in 2015 and Post Masters PMHNP-BC from Regis College; graduating and passing boards in November 2019.
Sheri can provide services in English. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Sheri stated:
"I love 1:1 patient care above all types of nursing."
Stephanie grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO but has been living in the Pacific Northwest for the last decade. She attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where she obtained her MSN and DNP in Nursing. Stephanie can provide services in English. When asked what draws her to this line of work, Stephanie stated:
"I believe that every person has the power to affect positive change in their lives and improve their health. My satisfaction comes from helping my patients to recognize this potential and achieve their health goals"
Tyquitta is originally from Georgia. She attended school at Albany State University, obtained her Master's at Troy State University and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree (DNP) at Yale University. Tyquitta provides services in English, however is very interested in learning ASL. Tyquitta is also a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and previously worked as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). When asked what draws her to this line of work, Tyquitta stated:
"I have multiple family members with mental illness, and have been drawn to provide compassionate care for the underserved since I was young. I continue to have a passion for minority and vulnerable population healthcare."