InDHSS: Employee Newsletter


August 2010



5 QUESTIONS for Dena Ivey



Name: Dena Ivey

Job Title: Statewide ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) Coordinator

: Fairbanks, Alaska

Years with SOA
: 1.5 years with ASCHR (Alaska State Commission for Human Rights); 1 year with Department of Labor

Last movie watched
: “Pitch Perfect” (awful)

Book/s currently reading
: “The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi

5 Questions

  1. What do you believe is the most important thing OCS does for Alaskans?

    Protecting children and helping families.

  2. What are your priorities in your new position?

    Providing effective collaboration with tribes and OCS employees in OCS’ administration of ICWA.

  3. How would you describe your personal work style?

    I prefer to work collaboratively toward a common objective, preferably with a lot of humor mixed in.

  4. What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?

    I was a cop in the Air Force with ambitions to join the FBI. Fortunately, I evolved out of that ambition.  :)

  5. What single thing would you like to tell the employees of OCS?

    I am thrilled to be a member of such a devoted and enthusiastic team!

BONUS: Silly question of your choosing:

  • Cat or dog? Yes. :)  



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