Dr. Angie Graham
Alec Marentic is a School Psychologist in Pāhoa on the island of Hawai'i. Originally from Minnesota, he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in school psychology, followed by an education specialist degree, all from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His academic and professional interests include school crisis prevention and intervention, school climate, advocacy, and culturally affirming education practices through racial and social justice lenses. Alec’s advocacy interests in Hawai'i specifically involve supporting grassroots organizations dedicated to empowering and elevating Kanaka voices in their campaign for sovereignty and justice. He hopes to reach not only these goals, but also gain a deeper understanding of Hawai'i, the people, and how school psychology helps meet the needs of the students and their communities through his involvement with HASP.
Dr. Amanda Garrett
Dr. Amanda Garrett relocated to O'ahu from Pennsylvania. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and has practiced School Psychology for over 10 years in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and now Hawai’i. After earning her Ed.S. in School Psychology at Rider University (NJ), she continued on to obtain her doctorate in School Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA). Amanda’s doctoral program had an emphasis in School Neuropsychology, an area she became passionate about, which led her to pursue her American Board of School Neuropsychology Credential (ABSNP). Previous to her involvement with HASP, she spent three years as the Southeast Delegate on the executive board of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP). It was a rewarding experience that she enjoyed, and now Amanda is excited to bring her expertise to the HASP board as Past-President.
Dani Schroeder is a School Psychologist on the Big Island working within the Kailua-Kona District. Dani, who is originally from Oregon, relocated to Washington to obtain both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her graduate degree in School Psychology from Eastern Washington University. Dani previously served as the HASP president. Dani relocated to Hawai'i in 2012 where she has since been a School Psychologist.
Holly Hoke is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who was born and raised on the island of Maui, and is now living back in her hometown of Haiku. She currently works in the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex area on Maui. Holly attended UH Manoa on Oahu where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English and a certificate in Women’s Studies. From there, she went on to pursue an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, OR. After completing her internship in Beaverton, OR, Holly headed north to a colder climate where she spent two years working as a School Psychologist in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Seward, AK, before finally returning to her roots in Hawai'i in 2016. Holly is passionate about the field of school psychology and is dedicated to influencing change through advocacy, leadership, and recruitment. Holly previously served as HASP President.
Kari Arneson is a School Psychologist on the island of O'ahu working within the Leeward District. Kari grew up in Colorado and received her Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. As a recent inhabitant of the islands, Kari has come to appreciate the Hawaiian culture and is proud to be a part of the effort to better the educational system in Hawai'i, as well as the best practices of school psychologists. In her free time, she enjoys exploring all that O'ahu has to offer, from mauka to makai.
CHAIR OF STUDENT & EARLY CAREER COMMITTEE
Keri Anacker is a School Psychologist on O'ahu. She previously lived in New Jersey before relocating to Hawaii in 2018. She is a graduate of The College of New Jersey where she double majored in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, as well as from Kean University where she received a Master’s in Educational Psychology and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology. Keri is certified to teach Preschool through 6th grade and is proud to be a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. As a co-chair on the student and early career committee, she hopes to bring awareness of the field of school psychology to students and inspire potential candidates to pursue school psychology as a career.
Leslie Baunach is a School Psychologist on O'ahu working within the Central District. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Oregon University, after studying abroad for a year at Winchester College in England. Leslie obtained her graduate degree in School Psychology from Alfred University in New York. She relocated to Hawai'i to work as a School Psychologist after completing her internship in the Syracuse City School District. Leslie has shared her passion of advancing the field of School Psychology in Hawaii since 2010. Previous positions held in HASP include treasurer and president. Leslie’s advocacy efforts involve legislature work at the state-level with an overall goal of bridging the gap between the state and national level. Leslie previously held numerous positions on the HASP board, including president and treasurer.