Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
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Ho`omaluhia Team

Meet our Hawai`i Team

Leadership

IVAT
President & Founder

Robert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP

IVAT
Chief Executive
Officer (CEO)

Sandi Capuano Morrison, M.A.

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Ho`omaluhia
Interim Director

Mark R. Mitchell, Ph.D.

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Ho`omaluhia
Outreach & Education Coordinator

Paola Grolli-Cole, M.A., M.A.

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Ho`omaluhia
Advisory Council Chair

Linda Santos, LSW, ACSW


Advisory Council

Warren Aoki*, United States Army
Lehuanani Akau, UH West Oahu
Lisa Amador, Department of Human Services
Kimberly Arakaki, HI State Department of Health
Michael Broderick, YMCA of Hawai`i
Mary Burgess, Sutter Health Kāhi Mōhala
Sandi Capuano-Morrison*, IVAT/Ho`omaluhia
Merton Chinen, HI State Department of Youth Services
Steve Choy, Argosy Univeristy
Suzanne Chun Oakland, Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center
Judith Clark, Hawai`i Youth Service Network  
Dennis Dunn, Honolulu Office of Prosecuting Attorney Kokua Program
Lisa Dunn, The Children’s Alliance of Hawai`i
Pam Ferguson-Brey, Crime and Victim Compensation Commission
Kimi Kam Gabbard, Ka La'i Aina: Hawaii Post Trauma
Robert Geffner*, IVAT/Ho`omaluhia
Laurie Jicha, HI State Department of Human Services
Kathi Kreinik, P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc.
Keith Kuboyama, Family Programs Hawai`i
Ryan Kusumoto, Parents and Children Together
Edward Meresereau, HI State Department of Health-Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention
Gordon Miyamoto, HI State Department of Education HI-AWARE
Stacey Moniz, consultant – formerly Hawai’i Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Kayle Perez, HI State Department of Human Services
Jerry Rauckhorst*, Retired Catholic Charities
Adriana Ramelli, Sex Abuse Treatment Center Hawai`i
Mitch Roth, Hawai`i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Linda Santos*, Retired Family Programs Hawai`i
Matthew Shim, HI State Department of Health-Family Health Services Division
Debbie Shimizu*, HI State Department of Health-Executive Office on Aging
Sharon Simms, SAS Servicers, LLC
Lesley Slavin, HI State Department of Health/CAMHD
Deborah Spencer‐Chun, Adult Friends for Youth
Kevin Takata, Office of the Attorney General
Karen Tan, Child and Family Services
Cheri Tarutani, UH Mano`a School of Social Work
Danette Wong Tomiyasu, HI State Department of Health
Terry Walsh, Catholic Charities of Hawai`i
 *Denotes Executive Committee members