Laurie Hamano earned a Master's Degree in Counseling in Education (M.Ed.) from Oregon State University and graduated with her undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus. She is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), registered in the State of Hawaii to counsel injured workers as well as a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). She has been a registered vocational rehabilitation counselor for the past 34 years. She is now a Thought Field Therapy practitioner.
Kristi Kinsella graduated with her Master of Science in Education degree in 2016 from the Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health program at Hofstra University. She completed her practicum and internship work with the Mental Health Association of Westchester providing employment services to individuals with behavioral health conditions.
Kirsten H. Yonamine, M.Ed., CRC, LMHC, received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1993. She completed her practicum with the State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and her internship with Winners at Work. While in the non-profit sector she worked with persons with severe to mild mental and physical challenges in both the Supported Employment and Fee for Service Program. She is a Senior Rehabilitation Specialist at Vocational Management Consultants.
Narita Meana (Reeta) graduated with her Master of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Leisure Science, specializing in Health/Exercise Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration in Sports Management and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University.