Linda Hufano, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Richard Kravetz, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Thomas Antony, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Clinical Supervisor and Trainer

Kali Ikemoto, M.A.

Clinical Supervisor

Lysa Kama-Carr, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Jessi Kojima, Psy.D.


John Pyles, LMHC, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Tami Swonigan, Psy.D.


Samantha Tavares, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Alaka’i Na Keiki’s Support Staff

Supporting Alaka’i Na Keiki’s Administration are…

Maria Mamaclay,
Provider & Client Relations Supervisor
Jordan Wong,
Billing Supervisor
Sonia Vazquez,
Medical Records

Alaka’i Na Keiki’s Directors

Alaka’i Na Keiki was co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Linda Hufano and Dr. Richard Kravetz.  Collectively Drs. Hufano and Kravetz, Hawaii-licensed psychologists, bring an extensive experience in service provision and administration to the delivery of mental health services for Hawaii children, youth, adults and families.

Alaka’i Na Keiki’s Clinical Supervisors and Trainers

Alaka’i Na Keiki’s major strength lies in its commitment and demonstrated ability to deliver effective services for Hawaii children, youth, and adults with moderate to severe emotional, behavioral challenges and developmental challenges. Joining Drs. Linda Hufano and Richard Kravetz in leading Alaka’i Na Keiki are the following Clinical Supervisors and Trainers:  Kali Ikemoto, M.S., Lysa Kama-Carr, Psy.D., John Pyles, Psy.D. Candidate, Samantha Tavares, Psy.D., and Antony Thomas, Ph.D., BCBA-D.  Each member of Alaka’i Na Keiki’s leadership team has several years of direct experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families, the DOH and other agencies on O’ahu. This leadership team has been recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF), contractor audits, and the community it serves as possessing the knowledge, skills and abilities to train, supervise and monitor the delivery of behavioral health services for individuals and their families.