Christine Heath, LMFT, CSAC, Executive Director
Christine is a licensed marriage and family therapist in both Hawaii and Minnesota, and is the co-founder and executive director of the Hawaii Counseling and Education Center, Inc. Christine has been a trainer in work involving the Three Principles for over 30 years. In addition, she provides training and supervision for professionals, and is a consultant and trainer worldwide for social services and health care agencies, businesses and special education professionals.
Sherilynn Y. Emiliano, L.M.H.C., M.A., M.Ed, N.C.C.
Sherilynn is a licensed and nationally certified mental health counselor and enjoys working with children, adults and families. She has been working with HCEC for over 25 years and is a provider for most of Hawaii’s private insurance carriers. She is a past president of the Hawaii Counselors Association and has received the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association award as Mental Health Counselor of the year.
Julie Ray Cohen, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.C.
Julie is a clinical therapist and substance abuse counselor at HCEC. She is experienced in working with couples, families and individuals, as well as severely mentally ill clients. Julie is a certified substance abuse counselor who also provides substance abuse assessments and treatment for clients.
Edward D. Bieda, Psy.D.
Edward is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology. He is the director of the Ke Ala Pono Program for anger management and domestic violence clients, and also provides individual, family and group counseling. He has worked extensively within the justice system in both Hawaii and California and provides a wide range of assessments, including substance abuse, anger management, parenting, and personality assessments. Dr. Bieda is a provider for most of Hawaii’s insurance carriers.
Stanley Luke, Ph.D.
Stanley is a licensed clinical psychologist who has clinical experience with adults, children, and families. He has worked in the past for managed care organizations, Helping Hands Hawaii, Kahi Mohala, and the VA’s PTSD Residential Program. Additionally he has experience with substance abuse, assessments, and psychological testing. Born and raised in Hawaii, he received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and his B.A. from Amherst College. Stan enjoys tennis, church and community service, cooking, and family activities.
Debbi Waterman, Administrative Director of HCEC
Deb joined the staff in 1997. She handles client intakes and assignment and business matters for the agency. She has over 25 years of administrative experience in the mental health field. She liaisons closely with the therapists to facilitate appointments and manages client insurance issues.