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Alaska Psychiatric Institute
3700 Piper Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4677
Telephone: (907) 269-7100
Facsimile:(907) 269-7251

API Staff List


Administration | Psychiatric Staff
 Clinical Services Staff



Psychiatric Staff

    • Michael R. Alexander, MD, Chief of Psychiatry
    • Mark Erickson, MD
    • Kahnaz Khari, MD
    • LeeAnn Gee, MD
    • David Mack, MD
    • Andrew Pauli, MD
    • Laura Swogger, MD
    • Timothy Mannen, Psych ANP

Clinical Services Staff

    Medical Staff

    • Lorren Weaver, Md. Medical Officer
    • Julian D. Smith, PA-C
    • Mary Shannon, PA,


    • Patrice Deren, RPh, Chief Pharmacist
    • DLynn Wynne, RPh, Pharmacist
    • Christina Eicholtz, Pharmacist Technician

    Infection Control

    • Julie Ferrell-Thompson, RN, Infection Control Coor.

    Psychology Department

    • Tamara Russell, PsyD, Clinical Director
    • Lois Michaud, PhD
    • Kristy Becker, PhD
    • Ruddy Taylor, PhD
    • Wendy Elliott, PhD

    Social Work Department

    • Mark L. Kraft, Chief of Social Work
    • Aretha Tyus, LCSW
    • Lejla Berberovic, LMSW
    • Val Stella, LMSW
    • Karen Kelly, LMSW
    • Cory Magro, LMSW
    • Paul Cascio, LCSW
    • Anne O'Brien, LCSW 

API contacts - Division of Behavioral Health