So that the people will live and thrive

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(808) 525-6255

info@iolalahui.org

1441 Kapiolani Blvd.

Suite #1802

Honolulu, HI 96814

7:30am - 6:00pm

Monday to Friday

logo

(808) 525-6255

info@iolalahui.org

1441 Kapiolani Blvd.

Suite #1802

Honolulu, HI 96814

7:30am - 6:00pm

Monday to Friday

About Us

I Ola Lāhui is a 501(c)(3) Hawai‘i nonprofit corporation founded in 2007.  I Ola Lāhui was developed in response to the urgent needs of Native Hawaiian and rural communities for behavioral health services. We provide effective, culturally-minded psychology services for chronic diseases such as diabetes and more traditional mental health needs such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, while increasing the number of trained psychologists available to work with Native Hawaiian and rural communities.

I Ola Lāhui has 4 branches of service: 1) Training, where we prepare pre- and post- doctoral psychologists for future service in communities; 2) Health Services, including behavioral health, chronic disease management, nutrition and weight management services; 3) Research and Evaluation, with a focus on needs assessment, treatment effectiveness and outcome evaluation with our communities, and 4) Consulting and Advocacy, where we seek opportunities for partnership and collaboration that lead to policy and social change.

For over a decade, IOL has built and maintained a training pipeline for psychologists to address the behavioral health shortage in rural and underserved communities in Hawai‘i. The effort has been extremely successful, increasing the number of trained psychologists working in rural and underserved communities. Our graduates currently serve on 6 islands, many in places that lacked stable behavioral health services before their arrival.

 

I Ola Lāhui has partnered with organizations across 6 different islands in Hawai`i, closing the gap between the needs of communities and access to mental health services. Since I Ola Lāhui was founded in 2007, it has demonstrated consistent success and growth by partnering with over 20 different community health clinics and eldercare service facilities, and providing patient education, staff training, consultation, and public outreach. We continue to provide behavioral health services in many medically underserved communities in Hawai`i (e.g., Molokai, Hilo, Waimānalo, Leeward, and North Shore districts on O‘ahu). Our psychology trainees have served thousands of patients, meeting both the immediate need for services as well as the long-term need for more psychologists trained to work in rural and underserved communities in Hawai‘i.


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, predominantly Native Hawaiian, and rural communities.

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

Staff

Dr. Aukahi Austin Seabury
A. Aukahi Austin Seabury, Ph.D
Executive Director, Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Aukahi Austin Seabury is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Executive Director of I Ola Lāhui.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Clinical Studies Program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. 
Dr. Jill Oliveira Gray
Jill Oliveira Gray, Ph.D.
Director of Training, Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Oliveira Gray was born and raised in Hawai‘i and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Clinical Studies Program at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa in 2001. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis at Tripler Army Medical Center in 2002.
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Kelsey Fujinaka, PsyD
Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Fujinaka received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Hawai‛i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2016.  She has been with I Ola Lāhui since 2015, where she completed both her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship.  She is currently a Clinical Supervisor at I Ola Lāhui and…
Dr. Allison Seales
Allison Hu Seales, Ph.D.
Clinical Supervisor
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…
Dr. Lucas Morgan
Lucas Morgan, Ph.D
Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Morgan is from O‘ahu originally and went away to UMass Boston for his PhD…

Board of Directors

BOD Keith Pedro-130x1562
Keith D. Pedro, Psy.D.
Compliance Officer
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…
BOD Lihau Paik
Lihau Paik
Board President
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…
BOD Dr. Beth Yano
K. Beth Yano, Ph.D.
Board Treasurer
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,…
BOD Dalen Kahiapo
Dalen Kahiapo
Director
Since 2006,Dalen Kahiapo has been a media specialist for the University of Hawai'i Center on Disability Studies (CDS).  Over the past 15 years he has produced, directed, filmed and edited numerous videos for CDS. He has developed and maintained websites for several CDS grants, specializing in still and motion graphics.…
BOD Jaclyn Kanilehua Kim
Jaclyn Kanilehua Kim, MSW, LSW
Board Secretary
Kanilehua attended The University of Arizona, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development in 2002.  After years of working in the social services field for various non-profits post-undergraduate degree, she pursued her Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawai’i at…