Mental Health Conference Speakers


Memrey Casey
Memrey Casey was born and reared in Jamestown, North Dakota and earned Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Eastern Washington State University in Cheney, Washington. At the age of 21, she moved to Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Upon graduation, she worked at Kuakini Medical Center as a social worker and was promoted to Director of Social Work. In 1995, Memrey entered a private practice as a Christian counselor. Her practice focuses primarily on counseling those who have had traumatic childhood. She believes healing brings that person to a deeper intimacy with Father God. In that deeper intimacy, they will know who they were created to be. She and her husband, Carl Jones, have been married for 35 years; they have two daughters and 6 grandchildren.


Dr. Michael W. Dugal
Dr. Mike Dugal is a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and holds state licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas. He is a sought-after speaker as a three war veteran (Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq). He retired from the Army in January 2017 at the rank of Colonel with 33 years of active duty service. Mike also served as an Army Family Life Chaplain for four years. He has recorded more than 10,000 hours of counseling. Mike served as a missionary with Beyond the Reef Theological Center (Aurora, OR) to South Pacific pastors educating them in bible and theology. He served as an adjunct professor for Valley Forge Christian College (Woodbridge, VA campus) in the pastoral counseling and psychology department. He has led numerous marriage retreats equipping couples in the area of communication and relationship building. Mike and Lynette live in Aiea, Hawaii, where they have returned to lead Beyond the Reef Theological Center, a missionary bible training ministry to isolated pastors throughout the South Pacific and Micronesia.


Dr. Anthony Guerrero
Dr. Guerrero is a physician practicing in the specialties of general pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine and the medical staff Chief of Psychiatry at the Queen's Medical Center.  His family immigrated from the Philippines when he was a young child, and he received all of his education in Honolulu:  Mary, Star of the Sea Elementary School; St. Louis High School; and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa for college, medical school, and residency/fellowship training.  He enjoys singing, playing music (guitar and piano), and serving in the music ministry at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. 


Brian Misaka
Brian Misaka is a Christian psychologist who loves to help people undergo deep relational healing. He guides clients in their understanding of their true worth in Jesus and the amazing freedom only the Father can bring. Nothing pleases him more than seeing people drawing closer to God and each other. He has been a professional guide for over 25 years. He was trained at Moody Bible Institute and Biola University where he received his doctorate degree in 1993. He’s happily married and has three energetic boys. His favorite hobbies are enjoying time with his family and surfing at his favorite break Concessions.


Dr. George Rhoades
Dr. Rhoades is an Ordained Minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance at the District Level and a Clinical Psychologist with the State of Hawaii. He is the Founder and Director of Ola Hou Clinic in Aiea. He is the Executive Director of “Roads To Hope” a humanitarian non-profit NGO that helps remove the barriers of trauma for persons locally, nationally and internationally. To date, Dr. Rhoades as an international author and presenter has worked in the area of trauma in 31 countries in the Pacific Basin, Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. He was a founding member and founding officer of the Executive Board of the Trauma Psychology Division (Div. 56) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Rhoades recently received the Division 56’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Division and the S.A.F.E. national and international award for his work in the study of and treatment of human trafficking. Dr. Rhoades is married for 42 years to Adela, has three children, and five grandchildren. He is a member of Leeward Community Church.


Mental Health Conference 2019