Department Contacts

Department Contacts

Have questions about COVID-19?

  • General questions and assistance, call 2-1-1 or
    800-478-2221.
  • Questions about travel to or in Alaska, call 907-646-3322.
  • Questions regarding DHSS COVID-19 response, including mandates and alerts, email covidquestions@alaska.gov.
  • Additional informational resources, visit the Division of Public Health's COVID-19 in Alaska webpage.

The mission of the Department of Health and Social Services is to "promote and protect the health and well-being of Alaskans."

Please check the divisions at the right of the page for more specific contact information.

Questions about Office of Children's Service? In Anchorage, call 907-269-4000, In Juneau, call 907-465-1650

Department Organizational Chart

Requests for scheduling appointments or invitations for theCommissioner can made by sending an e-mail to: scheduling.dhss@alaska.gov

Commissioner's Office

  • Kim Kovol, Commissioner
    3601 C Street, Suite 410
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    Phone 907-269-7822
  • Clinton Lasley, Deputy Commissioner
    240 Main Street, 6th Floor
    Juneau, AK 99801
    Phone: 907-465-5830
  • Marian Sweet, Assistant Commissioner
    240 Main Street, 5th Floor
    Juneau, AK 99801
    Phone 907-465-1613

Public Affairs

  • Matt Wichorek, Communications Director
    3601 C Street, Suite 902
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    Phone: 907-269-3495

Legislative Relations

  • Matt Davidson, Legislative Liaison
    3601 C Street, Suite 902
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    Phone:907-744-2610

Alaska Pioneer Homes

  • Heidi Hamilton, Director
    PO Box 110690
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0690
    Phone: 907-465-5736
  • James Farley, Administrative Operation Manager
    PO Box 110690
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0690
    Phone: 907-465-5737

Alaska Psychiatric Institute

  • Scott York, Chief Executive Officer
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
  • VACANT, Chief Operating Officer
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7100
    Fax: 907-269-7251
  • Tina Cochran, Chief Financial Officer
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7100
  • Michael Alexander, MD, Director of Psychiatry
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7150
    Fax: 907-269-7251
  • Erica Steeves, RN, MSN, CPHQ, Nursing Administrator
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7100
    Fax: 907-269-7251
  • Mark Kraft, LCSW, Director of Social Work
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7100
    Fax: 907-269-7251
  • Nathan Kasukonis, DO, Medical Officer
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7100
    Fax: 907-269-7251
  • Janelle E. LaPlante, Medical Staff Coordinator
    3700 Piper Street
    Anchorage AK 99508
    Phone: 907-269-7150
    Fax: 907-269-7251

Finance and Management Services

  • Marian Sweet, Assistant Commissioner
    350 Main Street, Room 129
    PO Box 110650
    Juneau, AK 99811-0650
    Phone: 907-465-1613
    Fax: 907-465-2499

Information Systems

  • Keith Lewis, Department Technology Officer
    3601 C Street, Suite 824
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    Phone: 907-334-2326

Finance Section

  • Nancy Miller, Acting Finance Officer
    350 Main Street, Room 304
    PO Box 110650
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0650
    Phone: 907-465-1216
    Fax: 907-465-2499

Internal Administration

  • Darcy Markovich, Administrative Operations
    Manager
    350 Main St, Room 129
    PO Box 110650
    Juneau AK 99811-0650

Budget, Grants, & Procurement

  • Janelle Earls, Division Operations Manager
    350 Main Street, Room 125
    PO Box 110650
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0650
    Phone: 907-465-1629
    Fax: 907-465-2499

Human Resources

Juvenile Justice

  • Shannon Dilley, Director
    P.O. Box 110635
    Juneau, AK 99811-0635
    Phone: 907-465-2212
    Fax: 907-465-2333
  • Deputy Director, Programs and Planning
    P.O. Box 110635
    Juneau, AK 998111-0635
    Phone: 907-465-2339
    Fax: 907-465-2333
  • Lee Post, Chief Probation Officer Anchorage
    2600 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    Phone: 907-261-4527
    Fax: 907-261-4345
  • Angie Wenger, Chief Probation Officer, Northern Region Office (NRO)
    1502 Wilbur St
    Fairbanks, AK 99701-5758
    Phone: 907-451-2080
    Fax: 907-451-2038
  • Heidi Redick, Deputy Director, Operations
    2600 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    Phone: 907-261-4508
    Fax: 907-261-4358
  • Sean Owens, Chief Probation Officer, South Central Region (SCRO)
    581 Outer Springer Loop Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    Phone: 907-761-7224
    Fax: 907-746-1633
  • Mindi Shoemake, Chief Probation Officer, Southeast Region (SERO)
    3252 Hospital Drive
    Juneau,, Alaska 99801
    Phone: 907-523-6871
    Fax: 907-463-4933
  • Brook Larson, Administrative Operations Manager
    P.O. Box 110635
    Juneau, AK 99811-0635
    Phone: 907-465-1385
    Fax: 907-465-2333

Youth Facilities

  • Darrell Garrison
    Bethel Youth Facility, Superintendent

    PO Box 1989
    Bethel, Alaska 99559
    Phone: 907-543-5200
    Fax: 907-543-2710
  • Jess Lujan
    Johnson Youth Center, Superintendent

    3252 Hospital Drive
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    Phone: 907-586-9433
    Fax: 907-586-2680
  • Theron Powell
    Mat-Su Youth Facility, Superintendent

    581 Outer Springer Loop Road
    Palmer, Alaska 99645
    Phone: 907-746-1630
    Fax: 907-746-1633
  • Omar Drammeh
    Nome Youth Facility, Superintendent

    1045 E. 4th Street
    Nome, Alaska 99762
    Phone: 907-443-5434
    Fax: 907-443-3740
  • Robert Austin
    Fairbanks Youth Facility, Superintendent

    1502 Wilbur
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    Phone: 907-451-2150
    Fax: 907-451-5152
  • Robert Ruddy
    McLaughlin Youth Center, Superintendent

    2600 Providence Drive
    Anchorage,, Alaska 99508
    Phone: 907-261-4324
    Fax: 907-261-4308
  • Jason Foster
    Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility

    405 Marathon Road
    Kenai, AK 99611
    Phone: 907-335-3100
    Fax: 907-335-0122

Office of Children's Services

  • Kim Guay, Director
    323 E 4th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Phone: 907-269-3906
    Fax: 907-375-8281
  • Catherine Clark, Community Relations Manager
    695 E Parks Hwy Unit 3
    Wasilla, AK 99654-8102
    Phone: 907-419-4439
    Fax: 907-357-9762
  • Sandra DeHart-Mayor, ORCA Project Manager
    323 E 4th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Phone: 907-261-4578
    Fax: 907-269-3951
  • Tim Hess, Administrative Operations Manager 2
    P.O. Box 110630
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0630
    Phone: 907-465-3192
    Fax: 907-465-3397
  • Kim Swisher, Deputy Director
    323 E 4th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Phone: 907-269-8018
    Fax: 907-269-3988
  • Sarah Abramczyk, Social Services Program Administrator
    P.O. Box 110630
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0630
    Phone: 907-465-2145
    Fax: 907-465-3656
  • Tandra Donahue, Social Services Program Administrator
    P.O. Box 110630
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0630
    Phone: 907-465-2145
    Fax: 907-269-3988
  • Travis Erickson, Division Operations Manager
    323 E. 4th Avenue
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    Phone: 907-269-3903
    Fax: 907-269-3988

Services Programs

  • Barbara Cosolito, Social Services Program Officer, Resource Family Section
    P.O. Box 110630
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0630
    907-465-2795
    Fax: 907-465-3656
  • Linda Clapp-Damerow, Social Services Program Officer, Service Array Section
    695 E Parks Hwy Unit 3
    Wasilla, AK 99654-8102
    Phone: 907-269-0083
    Fax: 907-357-9762

Child Protective Services

  • Jessie Jacobs, Regional Manager, Anchorage Region
    323 E. 4th Avenue
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    Phone: 907-269-3908
    Fax: 907-269-3901
  • Mindy Swisher, Regional Manager, Northern Region
    323 4th Ave
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    Phone: 907-269-4056
    Fax: 907-375-8281
  • Talia Robinson, Regional Manager, Western Region
    323 4th Ave
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    Phone: 907-269-0320
    Fax: 907-375-8281
  • Mariah Johnson, Regional Manager, Southcentral Region
    695 E. Parks Hwy., Unit 3
    Wasilla, AK 99687
    Phone: 907-352-8914
    Fax: 907-357-9763
  • Nicole Adair, Southeast Region, Regional Manager
    Vintage Park
    9107 Mendenhall Mall Rd., Suite 300
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    Phone: 907-465-3268
    Fax: 907-465-1669

Boards, Commissions and Councils

Alaska Pioneer Homes Advisory Board

  • Robert Sivertsen, Chair
    Central Office, P.O. Box 110690
    Juneau, AK 99811-0690
    Phone: 907-465-4416

Alaska Commission on Aging

  • Jon Haghayeghi, Ph.D., Executive Director
    PO Box 110693
    150 Third Street #103
    Juneau, AK 99811-0693
    Phone: 907-465-3250
    FAX: 907-465-1398

Alaska Mental Health Board

  • Bev Schoonover, Executive Director
    P.O. Box 110608
    Juneau, AK 99811-0608
    Phone: 907-465-8920
    Fax: 907-465-4410

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