Josephine Volpe, MFT, SAC | Counselor & Therapist
Kimi Palacio, BA | QA/Compliance & Grants/Contracts Officer
Patrick Hesser, BA, SAC | Counselor
Selena Dye, BA | Reception/Office Clerk
Verna Chartrand, CSAC | Counselor
Regina Jardine, AA | Billing Clerk
Brenda Case Resendiz, CSAC | Counselor
WHAT DOES 'LOKAHI' MEAN?
Lokahi is a Hawaiian word that means harmony and balance. It's not as simple as 'Yin-Yang'. There may be many people or things that come together in a lokahi. Some might actually conflict; but one cannot defeat the other. Each thing can remain itself. They don't need to become or think the same, or even find a consensus.
The literal meaning of aloha is "the presence of breath" or "the breath of life". It comes from "Alo", meaning presence, front and face, and "ha", meaning breath. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others.
The turtle is an important symbol of many indigenous cultures all over the world. Found in petroglyphs and cave carvings throughout the ages, the turtle has an impact on the Earth. In fact, the turtle is a metaphor for the Earth itself, carrying all of humanity on its back, the turtle is said to have brought humanity forth. It is the symbol of longevity, endurance, peace, humility, and the spirit within.
We believe in a holistic approach to restore harmony and unity to the individuals, families, and communities that we serve.
We believe in the highest level of care, while respecting cultural values.
We believe in outreach and assessment of community needs; and advocacy for the provision of those needs.
We believe in strength-based and client centered treatment supported by linkages and referrals to other community-based resources and agencies for continued recovery.
We believe in a non-judgmental approach with compassion, respect and dignity.
Waikoloa OFFICE (corporate)
Donna Guerpo | Human Resources Officer
Sandra Hose | Office Manager
Lani Larrua, SAC | Substance Abuse Counselor
John Cerra, CSAC, DOT/SAP | Clinical Coordinator
Verna Chartrand, CSAC | Counselor (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Donna Volkoff | Office Manager
Kendale Limahai, SAC | Counselor
Cory Causey, CSAC | Clinical Supervisor
Ashley Prudencio | Office Administration Assistant
Ashley Steele | Receptionist / Office Clerk
Myan Isa, SAC | Medical Authorization Specialist
Russell Hamilton, AA, SAC | Counselor
Carla Silva, AA, SAC | Counselor
Paul Takehiro, CSAC | Counselor (Evening Group)
Dr. Jamal F. Wasan, Ph.D, MPA, LMHC, DOT/SAP, CSAC
Chief Executive Officer & Clinical Director
Dr. Andrew Bisset, M.D. | Medical Director
LTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Jamal Wasan, Ph.D, MPA, LMHC, DOT/SAP, CSAC.
When the crystal methamphetamine epidemic escalated on the Big Island of Hawai'i in the late 1990's, Dr. Wasan responded by founding the Waikoloa Community-Based Substance Abuse Rehabilitation and Recovery Program, which is known today as Lokahi Treatment Centers.
Dr. Wasan quickly learned that drug abuse was not an isolated problem and expanded LTC services to create an integrated model to address related mental health and anger issues. Today, LTC provides services island-wide and has offices in Hilo, Honoka'a, Kailua-Kona, Kohala, Pahoa and Waikoloa.
Chief Executive Officer/President
Dr. Jamal F. Wasan
To provide the highest quality mental health and substance abuse treatment services that are culturally appropriate to Hawai'i Island adults, adolescents, and children.
We envision all of Hawai'i's adults, adolescents, and children to have optimal physical and mental health; where mental health, substance abuse, dependency, and addiction are recognized as health issues; and where stigma and other barriers to recovery are eliminated.
Lokahi’s ultimate goal is to help those in emotional pain find relief from their suffering and realize their ability to accomplish miracles.
" E KOMO MAI, NOU KA HALE "
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(Mailing Address) P.O. Box 383401, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Established in 2001 | Lokahi Treatment Centers (LTC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with services available throughout Hawai'i Island.