Founder and CEO: Matthew Brink
Dr. Brink is a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in treating adolescents and families, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders. In his early work he recognized the challenges and deficits in behavioral health care, including quality, sustainability and access to care. He began partnering with community leaders to develop well thought-out, financially sustainable treatment programs that meet the needs of the community.
After developing a variety of programs including mental health centers, outpatient clinics, a wilderness therapeutic program and autism treatment facilities, Dr. Brink opened Malama Pono Autism Center. In his role at Malama Pono he works to develop and deliver the highest quality outpatient treatment services for individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities across the Hawaiian Islands.
Clinical Director: Noa Hannah
Dr. Hannah is a BCBA-D and Speech and Language Pathologist with a wide range of experience including professorship at University of Washington, Communication Specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and most recently serving in a director position at KGH in Madison Wisconsin.
Dr. Hannah has extensive experience in both behavior analysis and speech and communication. Her passion is in early language acquisition and she utilizes latest technologies and clinical interventions in this important developmental area. Under her clinical leadership Malama Pono continues to be a forerunner in quality and comprehensive care for children and families impacted by autism.