Patient and Family Clinical Care Team

Building on the Strengths and Gifts of Each Child

An outstanding team of professionals dedicated to the care of your child. Milestones is comprised of a truly multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists.

Dr. Ryan Lee

Dr. Ryan Lee

President and CEO
Assistant Professor, JABSOMJohn A Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Ryan Lee was born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii, and attended medical school at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. He completed his Pediatrics Residency at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency at the Kennedy Krieger Institute & Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Lee has interest in a broad range of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, with special interest in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Ketogenic Therapies.

Dr. Irisa Devine

Dr. Irisa Devine

Medical Director of Neurodevelopmental Services
Assistant Professor, JABSOMJohn A Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Irisa Devine was born and raised in Wisconsin, attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and completed her Child Neurology Residency and additional Fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology: EMG and Neuromuscular Disorders at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Devine made Hawaii her home in 2015, and specializes in providing individualized care for all children with neurological disorders, with a particular focus on children with neuromuscular conditions. Dr. Devine is the only pediatric physician in Hawaii with specialty training in neuromuscular disorders and Electromyography (EMG).

Gaye Arakaki

Gaye Arakaki, SLPSpeech Language Pathologist

Autism Treatment Program Director


Gaye Arakaki is a speech language pathologist who obtained her Masters degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has practiced in the public school system, home based early intervention programs, and the hospital setting.

Gaye's professional interests include family-centered treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Miki Wong

Miki Wong, RDRegistered Dietitian

Director of Research and Community Outreach

Miki received her BS in Food Science Human Nutrition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, completed her dietetic internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Miki has worked at Tripler Army Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, where she helped launch the Ketogenic Therapies Program for epilepsy and autism.

Miki has a great interest in the role of nutrition and lifestyle to treat diverse neurodevelopmental and metabolic disorders.

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Lori Asada

Occupational Therapist
 

Lori was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her BS in Human Occupation and Masters in Occupation Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. Following graduate school, Lori worked in early intervention, early childhood special education, and pediatric private practice clinics in Oregon. She returned to Hawaii in 2016.

Lori’s professional interests include working with children with developmental and/or neurodevelopmental disabilities, to support them in participating in their daily activities, in addition to coaching and empowering families so that they have the skills and tools to assist with their child’s growth and development.

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Rachel Weber

APRN-RX, FNP-C
 

Rachel Weber hails from Ohio and earned her B.S. in Nursing from Marshall University in West Virginia. She later achieved her M.S. in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has practiced as a nurse in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient care. Rachel's professional interests include empowering children to develop into their best potential and are happy and healthy along the way.
She spends her free time exploring island life with her husband and young daughter.

Nursing School:
Marshall University-BSN
University of Cincinnati- MSN, FNP

Board Certified:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners- AANP


Courtney Ragmat

Courtney Ragmat

Medical Assistant

Courtney, mother of two, received her AAMA Certificate of Medical Assistant from Kapiolani Community College in 2009. She worked at Island Urgent Care for 6 years and Shriners Hospital for Children for 3 years, prior to transitioning to Milestones.

Courtney loves working with children and is excited to assist you and your family.

Tina Humphries

Tina Humphries

Clinical Services Coordinator

Tina Humphries was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu. She attended the University of Hawaii, and acquired over 30 years of managerial experience in business and office administration. As a mother of three, she developed a compassion for meeting the needs of children with special needs by raising a child with special needs.

Tina is grateful to be a part of a team that helps families acquire the best care for their children.

 
 

Administrative Team

Helping Those that Help You

The Administrative Team of Milestones works behind the scenes with each practitioner to provide a firm foundation for our Center through a network of resources and support services. 

Shari Tasaka

Shari Tasaka

Chief Financial Officer

Shari is a local, "country" girl who grew up on the Windward side of O'ahu, in Kaneohe. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors and Master of Arts in writing and American Literature from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she also served for 14 years as an administrative faculty member with the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Shari has worked in Healthcare Administration in Hawai'i since the early 80s.

Shari is a wife of more than 30 years and a mother of two spirited daughters, from whom she draws inspiration.

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Liana Szlosek

Patient Accounts Representative
 

Liana was born and raised in Kalihi, on Oahu. She has over 25 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry, starting her career as a pharmacy technician, and later to insurance verification. She is excited to be a part of the Milestones ohana and to help families as the center's liaison with patient insurance organizations. Liana enjoys spending time with her two sons, Daryn and Jonah, and also being a mom to the family's new puppy, Brady. Liana is also a gardener and caretaker of cacti!

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Shawn
Torres-Akiyama

Receptionist
 

Shawn Torres Akiyama was born and raised in the historic town of Hale'iwa on the North Shore of Oahu. She is CPR certified and is a mother of 4 loving children.Shawn enjoys coordinating and assisting with charitable and social events and her children's extracurricular activities . Shawn is happy to be a part of Milestone Ohana because the work is meaningful.

 

Governance

Christine van Bergeijk

Hawaii Community Foundation

Michael Broderick

YMCA of Honolulu

Michael Mohr

Chairman and Founder of Comprehensive Financial Management

Dr. Ryan Lee

Milestones President and CEO