Consortium Faculty

East Hawaii Family Guidance Center (Hilo)

  • Jamie Armstrong, PhD Jamie Armstrong, Phd, clinical psychologist and clinical lead at the Hawaii Family Guidance Center in Hilo.

    Dr. Armstrong is a clinical psychologist and clinical lead at the Hawaii Family Guidance Center in Hilo. She provides supervision to trainees in conducting eligibility assessments, providing therapy, and working with multidisciplinary teams. Dr. Armstrong received her Ph.D. from The University of Montana and completed her undergraduate work at Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Armstrong’s internship and postdoctoral training were completed at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute’s inpatient and day treatment facilities. She also worked for the department of education for the state of Hawaii as a clinical psychologist prior to joining the team at the East Hawaii Family Guidance Center. Her research and clinical interest has centered on children and families who have experienced violence and trauma.

Hawai'i School District (Big Island)

  • Katlyn Hale Dr. Katlyn Hale Psy.D, Hawai'i School District

    Dr. Katlyn Hale is the Program Director for the Hawai'i Psychology Internship Consortium. She earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in Hillsboro, OR. She completed her Predoctoral Internship with HI-PIC at the Department of Education, West Hawaii District, where she was later employed. Since 2014 Dr. Hale has been working with the West Hawaii District on the island of Hawaii providing consultation, psychological evaluation and, conducting individual and group psychotherapy to children ages 4 to 18. Dr. Hale also works part time as an on-call Crisis support worker.

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  • Andria Hiura Andrea Hiura, Psy.D

    Dr. Andrea Hiura is the Clinical Lead and site Training Director for the Department of Health’s Family Court Liaison Branch located at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility in Kailua, where she also completed her predoctoral internship through HIPIC. She earned her Psy.D. from the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology in 2015. Dr. Hiura completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hawaii Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (UH CCBT) and advanced practicum at Tripler Army Medical Center. She has experience in telehealth (assessments and therapy), school based behavioral health, Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Aggression Replacement Training (ART). She is passionate about improving child and family wellbeing in Hawaii, criminal and social justice issues, cultural competency, and psychological assessment.  

Hawaii School District (Big Island)

  • Lorri Bolton

    Dr. Lorri Bolton has worked with in private non-profit and public educational institutions for 24 years as a special education teacher and clinical psychologist. She is passionate about working with public schools to improve the delivery of mental health and special education services to the underserved and multicultural populations. She has also been a lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She taught the Child Behavior Therapy section for more than 8 semesters. Most recently, she and two other colleagues presented Behavior & Well-Being is Everybody’s Responsibility at the 19th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.

Kauai School District (Kauai)

  • Alex Bivens Alex Bivens, Ph.D

    Dr. Alex Bivens earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Loyola University Chicago. He has co-authored a number of articles published in behavioral science journals, on topics ranging from personality assessment to depression, substance abuse, and therapist behavior. His professional practice on Kauai focuses on providing optimal mental health services to adolescents in a school-based setting, and being an active participant in the multi-agency service array that serves the needs of abused and at-risk children in Hawaii. He is the Training Director for the Kauai School-Based Behavioral Health Program, and for the HI-PIC Kauai site. Dr. Bivens conducts trainings across the state on topics including child sexual abuse and working with high-risk families. He also serves statewide as an expert witness in child sex assault cases.

  • Brad Klontz Dr. Brad Klontz, Psy.D. Kauai School District (Kauai)

    Dr. Brad Klontz earned his Psy.D. from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Former President of the Hawaii Psychological Association.  In addition to his role as Clinical Director for the Kauai School Based Behavioral health Program, Dr. Klontz holds academic appointments as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and as an Associate Professor of Practice at Creighton University Heider College of Business. Dr. Klontz is the co-author of 5 books and numerous book chapters and studies in the areas of treatment effectiveness and financial psychology.

Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC, Oahu)

  • Bruce Kam
    Bruce Kam

    Bruce Kam earned his Psy. D from Argosy University of Honolulu with a professional interest in Forensic Psychology.  He has been employed with the Department of Public Safety for the past 10 years primarily working with the SPMI population at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). He has also worked with the Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) Forensic Services helping oversee the Oahu Jail Diversion Program and working with the Mental Health Court and tracking/monitoring of Mental Disordered Offenders (MDO) on Conditional Release (CR) status.

OAHU COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER (OCCC, OAHU)

  • Jennifer Apato Jennifer Hamada Apato, faculty portrait

    Dr. Hamada is a HI-PIC alumna, who is employed by the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Public Safety. She is the Mental Health Section Administrator for the largest jail in the state, Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). She earned her Psy.D. from the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Her dissertation, "ATPEACE - Assessment and Treatment Program for Elders with Alzheimer's in the Correctional Environment," has been published in American Jails magazine, and was presented at the 2014 Hawai‘i Psychological Association's Annual Conference. In addition to her work with incarcerated individuals with SPMI and other serious mental health needs, Dr. Hamada enjoys working with couples in her private practice.

Windward School District (Oahu)

  • Donna Macri Dr. Dona Macri

    Dr. Donna Macri earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Biola University; Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at San Bernardino Country Department of Behavioral Health where she was later employed working first with Jail Mental Health Services and later in the Conditional Release Program. Dr. Macri later was employed by the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka; Branch Medical Clinic Sasebo, Japan in the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) which served children ages 0 to 21. For the last 9 years, Dr. Macri has worked as a psychologist for the Department of Education in the Windward Oahu District providing consultation, psychological evaluations and more recently as the Site Director for the HI-PIC Windward Oahu site. She also provides services to clients at the Ola Hou Clinic in Aiea, Hawaii.

  • Abby Royston Abby Royston, PhD

    Abby Royston, Ph.D., NCSP, earned her degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a respecialization program in School Psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. Royston is the Lead Psychologist for the Windward Oahu School District, and an adjunct faculty member of HI-PIC. She has previously served as the Hawaii Representative to the National Association of School Psychologists, as well as the President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Association of School Pyschologists. Dr. Royston has a particular interest in the assessment of children with low incidence disorders.