CHRISTINA WANG, DNP, MPH, APRN-Rx, AGPCNP-C, AAHIVS
Dr. Christina MB Wang, DNP, MPH, APRN-Rx, AGPCNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director with the Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction. She has focused her efforts around wound care in the community with emphasis on street-based practice in Honolulu; providing care to persons living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and to support efforts around care for those with mental illness and substance abuse. Christina is also passionate about teaching and providing experience for students within the community setting.
JOHN PAUL MOSES III, MBA, MSN, RN, APRN-RX, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
JP Moses is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in Addictions Medicine. He received his BSN from Villanova University and MBA/MSN from Hawaii Pacific University. He is the Managing Member of Primary Care Plus and believes that developing enduring personal relationships with his patients is the foundation of promoting wellness. He is President-elect of the Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses, a member of the Board of Director of Pu’ulu Lapa’au (The Hawai‘i Program for Healthcare Professionals), and was appointed by Governor Ige to the Hawai’i Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances. JP teaches Nursing at Hawaii Pacific University and ACLS/PALS at the Queen’s Medical Center. In addition to his private practice, he works with the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center as an Addiction Medicine specialist.
ANGELA GOUGH, DO
Angela Gough is an Addiction Psychiatrist with board certifications in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Her career emphasis is in medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders, using a whole-person approach to individualize care. Dr. Gough is the president of the Hawaii Society of Addiction Medicine and is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She enjoys teaching and training medical residents in her role as Clinical Faculty with the John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Natalia Werkoff, LCSW, CSAC
Natalia Werkoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor working for Hawai`i Health and Harm Reduction Center. Natalia is an advocate for providing client centered harm reduction services to those who use substances, regardless of their intent to stop, cut back, or continue using. Natalia is invested in helping others develop insight and coping skills into their mental wellness and runs a weekly mental health group for adults living with HIV. She welcomes all to come as they are and dictate their own personal goals without judgement. Additionally, Natalia is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. She is also passionate about educating the larger community on harm reduction, mental health, substance use and other aspects of social work through presentations and various types of trainings.
Rick Ramirez, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CPEN
Dr. Rick Ramirez is a triple board-certified nurse practitioner with a concentration in LGBTQ and Urgent Care services. Dr. Ramirez is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and serves in multiple arenas with a goal of creating ‘Ohana within the community. Dr. Ramirez is a LGBTQ community health care provider providing street-based medicine, addiction medicine, and LGBTQ healthcare services. Dr. Ramirez is passionate providing increased support for community healthcare services, teaching and providing comprehensive up to date education for students.
David Shaku, LCSW, CWMF
David Shaku is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator, and is trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR through the Parnell Institute. David is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and is grateful to serve in an agency with such a rich history of supporting SGM advocacy and affirming care. David’s approach to behavioral health is grounded in the harm reduction framework. In taking time to get to know people on their own terms. In how people relate to the various stresses which bring them into care. In a version of recovery that extends beyond substance use and into what a person uses substances to find relief from. David is also passionate about educating community partners about meditation, harm reduction, and social services through training by request through our website.