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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

    • Anthony L. Blandford, MD, Director of Psychiatry
    • Michael R. Alexander, MD
    • Kahnaz Khari, MD
    • David Mack, MD
    • Andrew Pauli, MD

Clinical Services Staff

    Medical Staff

    • 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
    • Kristy Becker, PhD
    • Kaichen McRae, PhD
    • Ruddy Taylor, LCSW, PhD
    • Susan Whitefeather, PhD, LPC
    • Alton Spurgeon, OTR/L
    • Peter VanDyne, OTR/L
    • Ryan Gleason, MS
    • Anne Nell, MA, NCC, LPC
    • Danette Williams, CTRS
    • Jeff Hueseveldt, LPC
    • Morgan Hobkirk

    Social Work Department

    • Mark Kraft, LCSW
    • Paul Cascio, LCSW
    • Aretha Tyus, LCSW
    • Valerie Stella, LMSW
    • Anne O’Brien, LCSW
    • Cory Magro, LCSW
    • Kristi Meyer, PSS

API contacts - Division of Behavioral Health