Meet the Team

PI: Seunghye Hong, PhD, MA

Dr. Seunghye Hong is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Department of Social Work. Her research focuses on social, cultural, and developmental contexts and the associations with health and behavioral mental health outcomes including substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders and the healthcare and health services use among racial and ethnic minorities. She has extensive experience in quantitative research methods and evaluations and data analytics. She is serving as Principal Investigator for the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Care Coordination & Capacity Building (C3) project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and for the Hawaiʻi Behavioral Health Training Institute (HBHTI) project, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She earned her M.A. and B.A. in Social Work from the Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea, and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She enjoys a hike in her spare time and loves exploring food on the island.


Paula Toki Tanemura Araullo Morelli, MSW, Ph.D.

Paula is a third-generation descendant of Filipino/Spanish and Japanese immigrant-settlers, was born in Chicago, Ill. and raised in Molokaʽi and ʽOahu.  Her parents’ incarceration during WWII at Heart Mt. Wyoming concentration camp for Japanese Americans, experiences as a woman of color, and work with Indigenous and minority communities formed the basis of a life-long commitment to social justice. Relationships with family and friends, meditation, art, growing food, cooking, and swimming are essential to her balance.  In 2016, Paula retired from the University of Hawaiʽi, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work (1996-2016), and became the Hawai`i program director at Consuelo Foundation (2016-2020).  Currently, she is an independent research consultant, contracted by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʽi (RCUH) to work on the Overdose to Action (OD2A) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant.


Adam Grimm is a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech from the Air Force.  He has recently graduated UHM with BA in Psychology.  He will be continuing on into the PsyD program at Chaminade University for clinical psychology.  He believes prevention strategies and a strong foundation of personal wellness are key aspects to a healthy individual, and community.  He plans to open his own practice in Hawai’i focusing on helping people overcome trauma and mental barriers, while providing services to organizations to help better teamwork and wellness programs.




Teave Heen is born and raised on Molokai, she is a busy mother of 4 who recently graduated from Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hawaiian Studies.  She is currently enrolled in the MSW program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health passionately pursuing a career in social work. As a lifelong learner she is passionate about helping souls find connection through ʻāina, ʻohana, and Akua; and ending generational trauma. She is dedicated to mālama Molokai, ma uka to ma kai; the wai, the ʻāina, and the people.



Jennifer Manning is in her final semester of her Master’s program in Educational Psychology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has recently applied to Doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology specializing in children and adolescents. She is also the current president of the Psi Sigma psychology club at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Prior to joining the C3 Overdose to Action at the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, she co-owned a small business with her sister in Mililani, Hawaii for over 20 years. She hopes to work for a non-profit organization that specializes in disabled children and connecting them to working dogs that will assist them in their daily lives.


Julienne Rose Saladino is a second-year Master of Public Health student specializing in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from UH Mānoa. Julienne’s areas of interest include health disparities research, chronic disease prevention, social determinants of health, health promotion, health education, and community engagement. Julienne aspires to become a primary care physician and hopes to utilize her public health knowledge in clinical practice to provide community-centered, quality health care to vulnerable populations in Hawaiʻi.



Anne Steinke earned her AA in Liberal Arts and ASC in Hawaiian Studies at home on the Moloka’i through the UH Maui College Moloka’i Education Center. She is enjoying the Distance Education option as a junior in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, which allows her to remain living and working on Molokaʻi while earning her BSW degree. She is one of the founding members of the Molokaʻi Library Services Cadre and enjoys her Social Work Program Practicum engagement at the Molokaʻi Public Library. Anne is an Academic Support Specialist with UHMC for the OD2A-C3 Program and believes Molokaʻi will greatly benefit from the program through the specialized training and temporary employment offered.


Kaile Wilson is a first-year Master’s of Social Work graduate student in the Thompson School of Public Health and Social Work and is on track to graduate in May 2023 who is Hard of Hearing and bilingual in English and ASL (American Sign Language).  After changing career paths from working with special needs children as a Head Start preschool teacher and adaptive children’s ski and snowboard instructor, she earned her bachelor’s degree within the Human Services- Addiction Studies program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado; graduating in 2018. Her individualized degree program is titled ‘Accessible Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment for Underserved Populations’ and focus on people who identify as women, the Deaf community, indigenous groups (specifically fellow kānaka ʻōiwi), and rural communities. Her undergraduate degree specializes in the Human Services courses tallowing for the Colorado Certified Addiction Counselor III certification.