Our Staff

Hawaii Island Recovery has a treatment team comprised of licensed professionals who practice the most effective evidence based therapies to treat addiction, mental health disorders and chronic pain. These include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Brainspotting,  CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Neurofeedback, Experiential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Group processing and Life Skills groups. Our therapists and physicians provide personalized care and cutting edge interventions to ensure our clients have the tools and insight to maintain their sobriety.

Directors

Stephen H. Denzer, M.D., FACP

Medical Director | Board Certified in Addiction and Internal Medicine

John Hibscher, Ph.D.

Clinical Director & Psychologist

Jimmy Kayihura

Admission Director

Gudrun Baumgaertl, Ph.D

Director of Finance

Eliza Wille, MS

Program Director & Animal Assisted Psychotherapy Specialist

Admission Team

Kristy Nishihara, CSAC

Utilization Review Specialist

Jimmy Kayihura

Admission Director

Kevin Deeds

Intake Specialist & Residential Manager

Gudrun Baumgaertl, Ph.D

Director of Finance

Alyssa Kratz

Intake Specialist & Yoga

Therapists

Fernando Manon, MSEd., CSAC

Therapist

Zahava Zaidoff, M-RAS

Therapist

Dr.Daniel Caputo, N.D., L.AC

Naturopath and Acupuncturist

David Molletti, BS, NCACI, CFTP

Therapist

Loli Jane Heimberg, MS, RD, LD

Nutritionist

Nance Postier, RN MA

Therapist & Counselor

Mickayla Monson

Massage Therapist

Medical Department

Stephen H. Denzer, M.D., FACP

Medical Director | Board Certified in Addiction and Internal Medicine

Nance Postier, RN MA

Therapist & Counselor

Residential Managers

Kevin Deeds

Intake Specialist & Residential Manager

Paul Johnson

Lead Resident Manager

Stephen Inks

Residential Manager

Specialists

Lida Hibscher

Administration

Jan Seifert

Marketing Director

Danielle Slattery

Chef

Craig Hawkins

Captain

Do you need help with addiction?

Don't hesitate to contact us!