We are grateful for the advice and assistance of our seven member advisory group:
Diane Casto, M.P.A.
Ms. Casto is an important part of the statewide advisory group, contributing experiences and wisdom obtained through her many years of FASD prevention and identification experience as Director of the State of Alaska Office of FAS. She brings a special emphasis on statewide issue and policy development.
Anne Dennis-Choi, M.S., L.P.C.
Ms. Dennis-Choi contributes experience and wisdom obtained through her many years of serving women with alcohol abuse and dependence issues, as well as former Executive Director of Salvation Army Clitheroe Center (the largest provider of substance abuse treatment services in Alaska) and current Clinical Director of Residential Services for Alaska Children's Services.She brings a special emphasis on FASD prevention through targeted services for high-risk women.
Ms. Gerhardt-Cyrus, a longtime
Michael Jeffery, J.D.
Judge Micheal Jeffery has along history of working with individuals with FASDs who find themselves involved with the judicial system. He has devised ways of making court proceedings and documents more understandable to individuals with FASDs and is committed to preventing the need for individuals with FASDs to become involved in the judicial and correctional systems through jail diversion. He is interested especially in the prevention of criminal behavior among individuals with FASDs and the facilitation of the judicial process for such individuals if they do commit a crime.
Rhonda Johnson, DrPH, MPH, FNP
Dr. Johnson contributes and wisdom obtained through her many years of research, training, and service related to maternal child health issues and public health leadership, and as Chair of the Masters of Public Health program at UAA.She brings a special emphasis on public health policy related to maternal child health and community education and outreach.
Sally Mead, MPH
Ms. Mead contributes experiences and wisdom obtained
through her many years of work related to the development of distance-delivered
allied health programs and involvement in early Alaska FASD prevention and
intervention efforts as someone with expertise in early childhood education, as
well as Division Director of Allied Health at UAA. She brings a special
emphasis on curriculum delivery to allied health practitioners and students
across the vastness of rural
Ms. Tinker contributes experiences and wisdom obtained through her service as the
Coordinator for Frontier Community Services' Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Program in the