Our program has a diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise and interests as clinicians and
researchers. Members of our faculty and board have joint affiliations with the Kuakini Health
System, Hawai`i Psychological Association, Castle Hospital, Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care
System, John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i, Tripler Army Medical Center,
Waimānalo Health Center, Alu Like, West Hawai`i Community Health Center, and Kū Aloha Ola Mau.
Although the program is only in its fifth year of existence, the program faculty and supervisors
have been training, supervising, and delivering services in Hawai`i for the past 11 years as part of
the Rural Hawai'i Behavioral Health Program and Tripler Army Medical Center.
Faculty members participate in intern training in a variety of ways. Clinical supervisors provide
supervision to interns for all of the direct services they provide. Clinical supervisors provide a
minimum of 2 hours of individual supervision to interns each week. Professional Development
Supervisors interact regularly with interns and meet 1 hour per week with interns individually to
provide support and supervision for broader clinical and training issues, research, and professional
development. Instructors provide didactic instruction and training to interns throughout the year
and are available to interns for supervision, support, and consultation as needed, particularly
when the intern has interest in their areas of expertise.
A. Aukahi Austin, Ph.D.- Executive Director
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.
Jill Oliveira Gray, Ph.D. – Director of Training, Clinical Supervisor
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.
R. Mahana Chang, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor
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.
Sid Hermosura, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor
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.
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 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.
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