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 is to "promoting the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of Alaskans."

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

Questions about Medicaid, Food Stamps or Public Assistance? Call our Virtual Contact Center at 800-478-7778.

Questions about Medicaid claims? Call the Medicaid Recipient Helpline at 800-780-9972.

Questions about Health Facilities Certification and Licensing?  Call 907-334-2483

Department Organizational Chart

Requests for scheduling appointments or invitations for Acting Commissioner Heidi Hedberg can made by sending an e-mail to: doh.comm.scheduling@alaska.gov

Commissioner's Office

Heidi Hedberg
Acting Commissioner
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-7800

Heather Carpenter​
Health Care Policy Advisor

PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601
Phone: 907-465-3228 ​

Emily Ricci
Deputy Commissioner for Medicaid & Health Care Policy

3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-7800

Sylvan Robb
Assistant Commissioner

Finance Management Services
PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601
Phone: 907-465-3030

Laura Russell
Policy Advisor

3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-7801

Anne Zink, MD
Chief Medical Officer

3601 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-465-3090

 

Public Affairs

Clinton Bennett
Communications Director
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-4996​

 

Legislative Relations

Courtney Enright
Legislative Liaison
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-7800

Records Requests
PO Box 110601
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601
Phone: 907-465-1614

 


 

Behavioral Health

Gennifer Moreau-Johnson
Director
3601 C Street, Ste 934
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-4804
Fax: 907-269-8166

Behavioral Health Office
3601 C Street, Suite 878
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-3600
Fax: 907-269-3623

Behavioral Health
Systems & Policy

Michael Walker

Chief of Risk and Research Management

P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-465-4821

Medicaid Provider Assistance Services

Shauna Credit
Medicaid Provider Assistance Services Section Manager
3601 C Street, Suite 878
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-7826
Fax: 907-269-3623

Alcohol Safety Action Program
Tony Piper
Social Services Program Coordinator
Boney Memorial Courthouse
303 K Street, Basement
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-264-0735
Fax: 907-264-0786

Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Services
Kathryn Chapman
Section Manager
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0620
Phone: 907-465-4959
Fax: 907-465-2185

Administration
Ginger Shoopman
Administrative Operation Manager
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0620
Phone: 907-465-8202
Fax: 907-465-2185

AKAIMS
Patrick Swiger
Information System Coordinator
3601 C Street, Suite 878
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-3608
Fax: 907-269-3786


 

Finance and Management Services

Sylvan Robb
Assistant Commissioner
Finance Management Services
PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601
Phone: 907-465-3030

Information Technology Services

Department Technology Officer
350 Main Street, Room 18
PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0650
Phone: 907-465-8214
Fax: 907-465-3034
HIPAA Coordination Office
Joe Hudson
Chief Technology Officer
Phone: 907-465-8240

VACANT
Privacy Officer
Phone 907-465-4734

DHSS Security Office
Thor Ryan
DHSS Chief Information Security Officer
907-819-2333

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

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

Federal Allocations

Linnea Osborne
Federal Allocations Manager
350 Main St, Room 132
PO Box 110650
Juneau Ak 99811-0650

VACANT

Budget
350 Main Street, Room 125
PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0650
Phone: 907-465-1629
Fax: 907-465-2499

Audit Section

Audit Manager
130 Seward Street, Suite 512
PO Box 110602
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0602
Phone: 907-465-3120
Fax: 907-465-5149

Grants & Contracts Section

Grants & Procurement Chief
333 Willoughby Ave, RM 760
PO Box 110650
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0650
Phone: 907-465-1624
Fax: 907-465-6421

Human Resources

Employment Verification
EmployeeCallCenter@alaska.gov

Drew Phoenix​
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 907-310-4660


 

Health Care Services

Questions about your Medicaid eligibility?
Call 800-478-7778 or
Email hss.dpa.offices@alaska.gov.

Renee Gayhart
Director
240 Main St., Ste 202
Juneau AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-1184
Fax: 907-465-2204

Martha Hewlett
Administrative
Operations Manager
240 Main St. Ste. 202
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-465-1617
Fax: 907-465-2204

Krystal Nichols
Medicaid Operations Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-444-4375
Fax: 907-269-4574

Jason Ball​
Quality Assurance Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-310-5090
Fax: 907-269-8868

Matthew Thomas
Health Facilities Licensing & Certification
Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-538-6195
Fax: 907-334-2682

Clarissa Moon
Tribal Health
Section Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, AK 99503-7167
Phone: 907-310-2758
Fax: 907-770-1684

Kate Hudson
DKC/CHIP Program Administrator
240 Main St., Ste. 202
PO Box 110660
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: 907-465-5820
Denali KidCare website

Jamie Walker
Division Operations Manager 
4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-382-0015
Fax: 907-770-1684

Charles Semling
Pharmacy Program Manager
& Ancillary Services
4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K 
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-538-4140
Fax: 907-770-1684

Kristin Delfino
Systems & Analysis Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-903-1229
Fax: 907-770-1684

Punipuao "Puni" Pedro
Accounting & Recovery Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7167
Phone: 907-891-9200
Fax: 907-770-1684

Robert Nave
Residential Licensing:
Assisted Living & RCCF

4601 Business Park Blvd, Bldg. K
Anchorage, AK 99503-7167
Phone: 907-727-7354
Fax: 907-770-1684

Mikal White
Background Check Program Manager
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, AK 99503-7167
Phone 907-334-4475
Fax: 907-269-3488

Susan Miller Dunkin
Regulations and Publications Coordinator
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, AK 99503 – 7167
Phone: 907-310–2769
Fax: 907-770–1684

VACANT
Medical Care Advisory Committee Administrative Support
P O Box 110660
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0660
907-465-5829
907-465-2204 fax
Medical Care Advisory Committee website


 

 

Public Assistance

Questions about your eligibility for public assistance?
Call 800-478-7778 or Email: hss.dpa.offices@alaska.gov


Tama Carson
Deputy Director
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 304
Juneau, AK 99811-0640
Phone: 907-465-8840
Cell: 907-500-3737
Fax: 907-465-5154

Tracie Dablemont
Chief of Program Integrity
and Analysis
3601 C Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-310-4187
Fax: 907-269-1062

Rebecca Stovall
Chief of Division Operations
Support
3601 C Street, Suite 460
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-444-9122
Fax: 907-269-3099

Vacant
Administrative Operations Manager
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 330
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0640
Phone: 907-465-1754
Fax: 907-465-5031

Christopher Lauer
Program Manager
Fraud Control Unit
3601 C Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-1050
Fax: 907-269-1062

Susan Marshall
Program Coordinator
Heating Assistance Program
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 307
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1731
Phone: 907-419-4296
Fax: 907-465-3319

Shawnda O'Brien
Director
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 304
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0640
Phone: 907-465-5847
Fax: 907-465-5154

Jason Burke
Constituent Relations
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 304
Juneau, AK 99811-0640
Phone: 907-465-3347
Cell: 907-500-2307
Fax: 907-465-5154

Matthew Stangley
Chief of Program & Policy Development
PO Box 110640
350 Main Street, Room 307
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0640
Phone: 907-419-4678
Fax: 907-465-5254

Mark Walker
Chief of Work Services
11312 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 2
Kenai, Alaska 99611
Phone: 907-355-5623
Fax: 907-352-7602

Christina Hulquist
Lead Administrator
Child Care Program Office
3601 C Street, Suite 140
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-419-7565
Fax: 907-269-1064

Liz Walsh
Family Nutrition (WIC)
Programs Manager
3601 C Street, Suite 814
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-500-8477
Fax: 907-269-4155



 

Public Health

Christy Lawton
Acting Director
3601 C Street, Suite 756
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-2042
Fax: 907-465-4632

Tari O'Conner, MSW Division ​Deputy Director​
3601 C Street, Suite 756
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-6680

Jayme Parker, Phd, MSPH, MB(ASCP) CM
Chief, Laboratories

Fairbanks Laboratory
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1051 Sheenjek Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99706-0230
Phone: 907-371-1000
Fax: 907-474-4036

Joe McLaughlin, M.D., MPH
State Epidemiologist
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-8000
Fax: 907-562-7802

Gary Zientek, M.D.
State Medical Examiner
5455 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Phone: 907-334-2200
Fax: 907-334-2216

Rebekah Morisse, RN, BSN, MPH
Chief, Women's, Children & Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 310
Anchorage, AK 99503-5923
Phone: 907-269-3400
Fax: 907-269-3465 

Rebecca Topol, SM
Chief, Health Analytics and Vital Records
5441 Commercial Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801-0675
Phone: 907-465-3391
Fax: 907-465-3618

Eugene E. Wiseman, MICP, BAS
Chief, Rural and Community Health Systems

3601 C. Street, Suite 424
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-334-2637
Fax: 907-269-2048

Kelly Tschida​​
Chief, Public Health Nursing
3601 C Street, Suite 760
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-334-2250
Fax: 907-334-2270

Karol Fink, MS
Chief, Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
3601 C. Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-8032
Fax: 907-269-5446

Britten Niemi
Chief, Public Health Administrative Services
350 Main St Ste. 503
Juneau AK 99801
Ph 907-465-4079
Fax 907-465-4632

Theresa Welton, BSW
Chief, Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
3601 C Street, Suite 790
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-269-2085
Fax: 907-269-5236


 

Senior & Disabilities Services

Executive

Tony Newman
Acting Director

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-2083

Anthony Newman
Deputy Director

PO Box 110680
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0680
Phone: 907-465-5481
Toll Free: 907-465-3165
Fax: 907-465-1170

Nicole-Wery-Tagaban
Administrative Operations Manager II

PO Box 110680
Juneau, AK 99811-0680
Phone: 907-465-4917
Toll Free: 866-465-3165
Fax: 907-465-1170

Administrative Units

Grants Unit
Unit Manager
P.O. Box 110680
Juneau, AK 99811-0680
Phone: 907-465-4996
Toll Free: 866-465-3165
Fax: 907-465-1170

Medicare Information Office
Dana Barnett
Program Manager
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3669
Toll Free: 800-478-6065
Fax: 907-269-2045

Policy and Program Development Unit
Jetta Whittaker
Unit Manager

PO Box 110680
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0680
Phone: 907-465-1605
Toll Free: 866-465-3165
Fax: 907-465-1170

Quality Improvement

Lynne Keilman-Cruz
Health Program Manager IV/Chief of Quality

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-5606
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3690

Provider Certification & Compliance Unit
Cheri Herman
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-4139
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-754-3475

Quality Assurance Unit
Meg Sampson
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3969
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3690

Research and Analysis Unit
Anastasiya Podunovich
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3477
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3689

Adult Protective Services Unit
Sandra Jenkins
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3679
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3648

Programs

Caroline Hogan
Health Program Manager IV/Chief of Programs
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3681
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3689

Nursing Unit
Moli Atanoa
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-4133
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-6246

CAT Review Unit
Rodney George
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3453
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-8164

Central Intake Unit
Robert Nave
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-6065
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3648

General Relief and Central Application Processing Unit
Jordyn Grant
Unit Manager
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-6778
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3648

CAT Assessment Unit
Nicholas McCarty
Unit Manager
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-375-8265
Toll Fee: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-6246

Developmental Programs and Training

Pam Kellish
Health Program Manager IV/Chief of Developmental Programs Training

751 Old Richardson Highway, Suite 100-A
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-451-5041
Toll Free: 800-770-1672
Fax: 907-541-5046

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit
Heather Chord
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3654
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-3639

Susan Kessler
Infant Learning Program Unit
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Toll Free: 800-478-9996

Training Unit
Kara Thrasher-Livingston
Unit Manager

1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-269-3685
Toll Free: 800-478-9996
Fax: 907-269-8164

 

Boards, Commissions and Councils

Alaska Board on Alcoholism
& Drug Abuse

Bev Schoonover
Executive Director
P.O. Box 110608
Juneau, AK 99811-0608
Phone: 907-465-8920
Fax: 907-465-4410
bev.schoonover@alaska.gov

Governor's Council on
Disabilities & Special
Education

Patrick Reinhart
Acting Executive Director
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1230, Anchorage, AK 99501
Toll Free: 888-269-8990
Phone: 907-269-8990
Fax: 907-269-8995

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
lisa.morley@alaska.gov

Governor's Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services
Dave Hull, Chair
827 Brown Deer Road
Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-228-6710
daveh@kgbak.us

Alaska Mental Health Board
Bev Schoonover
Executive Director
P.O. Box 110608
Juneau, AK 99811-0608
Phone: 907-465-8920
Fax: 907-465-4410
bev.schoonover@alaska.gov

Suicide Prevention Council
Bev Schoonover
Executive Director
P.O. Box 110608
Juneau, AK 99811-0608
Phone: 907-465-8920
Fax: 907-465-4410
bev.schoonover@alaska.gov