Paula Morelli, PhD
Paula Toki Tanemura Araullo Morelli, email: email@example.com
Paula received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 1968, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Welfare from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1996. She is the PHD Program Chair and Mental Health Concentration Chair at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.
Paula’s current research focuses on strengths enhancing evaluation research (SEER) within indigenous communities of Hawai`i (see Biosketch attached). She teaches in the MSW and PhD programs. In 2007, she received the UH Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching
Greg Pugh email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg earned his BASW at Humboldt State University, his MSW at Eastern Washington University, and his PhD at Michigan State University. He has 18 years of clinical experience spanning juvenile justice, adolescent mental health, and hospital and medical social work, including work with addictions and sexual minorities. Greg has taught courses in direct social work practice, diversity, and ethics, and currently teaches direct practice with individuals, groups, and families, as well as advanced practice in mental and behavioral health. His research interests are in creative pedagogy and social work education, ethics, and hospital social work.
Malina Kaulukukui email: email@example.com
Malina obtained her MSW degree from Portland State University in 1981. She also holds certification in Forensic Mental Health from the University of California at Irvine. She is currently a lecturer in the mental health concentration. Since obtaining her MSW, she has worked in a variety of private and public inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs, including correctional mental health, as a direct care clinician as well as an administrator in Oregon, California and Hawai`i. In California, she was also in private practice, which included state-wide contracts to provide training to the Department of Forensic Mental Health and the Department of Corrections. She was also a trainer under contract with the California Chapter of NASW.
Malina is currently with the University of Hawai`i, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, working on a project with the Queen's Medical Center’s behavioral health services. She has a special interest in the area of forensic mental health.
L. Pua Pau email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Pua received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, in 1996. Pua has been working in the area of children’s mental health in various capacities for the past 15 years. She provided case management training to all Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) staff for ten years which included mentoring in strength-based planning and team meeting facilitation. She has extensive experience in providing case management services to children and families as well as therapy. She continues to provide administrative supports to CAMHD with the writing of the clinical standards that serve as the basis for all CAMHD contracted services.
Pua is a Junior Specialist faculty serving as the Project Director for Hi’ilei a CAMHD and UHSSW collaboration project. Her interests include evidence-based practices, clinical social work practice, culturally-based interventions, and strength-based planning consistent with Child and Adolescent Service System Program principals.
Chistopher Rocchio, LCSW, CSAC, ICADC email: email@example.com
Christopher is a doctoral student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Also, he's currently the Monitoring Coordinator for the Hawaii State Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration, Office of Program Improvement and Excellence. He has experience in mental health services research, program evaluation, and direct practice managing community based case management and care coordination programs for adults with severe mental illness. His areas of interest include technology transfer, evidence-based practices in behavioral health, health disparities, integration of primary and behavioral health, and emancipatory disability research.