Jud R. Cunningham, LSW, Aloha House, Inc. Chief Executive Officer
Jud attended college and graduate school in West Virginia, earning a Master’s degree in Social Work from West Virginia University in 1973. He also completed post graduate work at the University of San Francisco, earning a certificate in Rehabilitation Administration. Jud has over 35 years of experience in behavioral health and human services, including nearly 25 years as an administrator of behavioral health organizations. His work includes positions in the Navajo Nation, Arizona, Washington State and Hawaii. He also taught in the Department of Psychology for several years at Maui Community College. Jud has provided leadership for and served on the Boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Maui Mental Health Association, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Ethics Committee, Maui Child Welfare Service Advisory Council, the Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Hawaii Job Corps Community Advisory Council and the Kahului Rotary Club. Jud enjoys basketball, golf, playing guitar and singing with his musically inclined friends, as well as enjoying the natural beauty and fun of Maui. He has served as the CEO of Aloha House, Inc. since 1995.
Nicole Hokoana, Aloha House Chief Operating Officer
Nicole has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy. She’s had the privilege of working in multiple settings — with youth on middle and high school campuses, with young adults at University of Hawai Maui College and with families at Child & Family Service. She served as a Program Director and Individual/Family Therapist at Child & Family Service for 4 years, before taking on the Director position for the agency. She began working at Aloha House in 2018.
Anthony (Tony) Arcuria, LMFT, Aloha House Substance Abuse Services Division Clinical Director
Tony received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Dominican University of California and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. He has specialized training in treating those impacted by trauma and addiction-related issues. He has worked in a variety of settings including sober living homes, outpatient and residential programs, schools and at-home family interventions. He oversees Aloha House’s Residential Treatment and Detoxification Programs, Sober Living Program, Outpatient Services Clinic and Drug Court Program. He has worked at Aloha House since 2013.
Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D., Aloha House Mental Health & Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division
Heather runs Behavioral Health Services of Maui, LLC, which provides management and consultation for Aloha House’s Mental Health & Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division. She grew up in Hawaii and has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1996. Her clinical specialties include maternal-infant health, early childhood development, intensive and in-home family-focused services, as well as rural issues in psychology. Dr. Wittenberg manages and supervises clinicians in Aloha House’s counseling programs. She supervises post-master’s and post-doctoral interns and fellows as part of Aloha House’s initiative to train needed, high-quality clinicians for the families of Maui County. She also consults with local agencies and clinicians working with the “0-3” Early Intervention population.
David Wittenberg, Psy.D., Aloha House Mental Health & Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division
David runs Behavioral Health Services of Maui, LLC, which provides management and consultation for Aloha House’s Mental Health & Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division. He supervises and trains counselors in the Co-Occurring Disorders program and manages and consults with Aloha House’s mental health programs. Dr. Wittenberg is actively involved in the direction of Aloha House’s first County-wide Crisis Response Team and other related services for those with serious mental illness. He maintains a small private practice and specializes in men’s and couples’ issues and has been a manager and supervisor with Aloha House since 1997.
Bob Lanser, LCSW, Aloha House Mental Health & Social Services/Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division
Bob received his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from San Diego State University, specializing in clinical mental health practices. His credentials include: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW – Hawaii), Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW) and inclusion in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), awarded by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Bob began his career in mental health in 1974 and has worked in both the private and public sector. His experience includes clinical services for children, youth and families. He also specializes in working with adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. In addition, Bob has extensive experience in program development, supervision and clinical service management. Bob has worked with Aloha House since 1997 as a senior clinician and as a co-director of clinical and management services. He helped establish the Mental Health & Social Services Division. In 2002, Bob helped establish the Dual Diagnosis Program (now called the Co-Occurring Disorders Day Treatment Program).