UAA Human Services Advisory Committee

The Human Services (HUMS) Advisory Committee provides feedback about local, state, and national trends, needs, and policies. It advocates for the HUMS program and assists in developing student learning opportunities. The committee includes individuals representing the human services field, such as field placement agencies, employing agencies, citizen advocacy groups, alumni, current students, adjunct faculty, and other persons who value human services.
The Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) requires an advisory council. The AAS and BHS degree programs are accredited by this national accrediting body. The Advisory Committee meets once each semester; the faculty provide updates on new initiatives and any changes within the program, and the advisory committee members provide feedback regarding community needs, practicum placement opportunities, and identifies strengths of the program and any areas where they see the need for a greater focus in the curriculum.


Committee Members

Travis Erickson

Travis Erickson
Advisory Board Chair

Office of Children's Services division operations manager


Name Title and/or Organization
Andre Rosay UAA College of Health associate deans; ex-officio member
Kal Bacon Current student
Carey Brown COH senior academic advisor; HUMS adjunct faculty
Lee Anne Carrothers COH School of Allied Health director
Anne Choi AK Child & Family director
Paul Cornils Alaska Youth and Family Network director
Patrick Curtis Arc of Anchorage
Laura Hill STAR program manager
Paula Jones Student Services Coordinator; Native Student Services; BHS graduate
Seta Kabranian-Melkonian HUMS assistant professor; Practicum coordinator
Amana Mbise COH School of Social Work assistant professor
Davon Miller McLaughlin Youth Center program specialist; BHS graduate
Robert Montague Anchorage Pioneer Home Recreation Therapist 2
Vicha Puwasurintra McLaughlin Youth Center juvenile probation officer II; BHS graduate
Tad Sumner Private practitioner; HUMS adjunct faculty
Karen Ward UAA Center for Human Development director
Phillip Lazenby Transformation Counseling founder & principal therapist
Colleen Nusbaum Frontier Community Services directing clinician
Eliza Eller Ionia
Traci McGarry Kawerak Inc. Program Director; Children & Family Services