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
Kal Bacon Current student in the BHS program Rural Outreach Program Coordinator for Dept. of Residence Life, UAA
Carey Brown Senior Academic Advisor, College of Health, UAA Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Services
Anne Dennis-Choi President & CEO, AK Child and Family
Paul Cornils Director, Alaska Youth and Family Network
Amana Mbise Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, UAA
Davon Miller Alumnus (HUMS graduate)
Robert Montague Recreation Therapist, Anchorage Pioneer Home
Vicha Puwasurintra Alumnus (HUMS graduate)
Tad Sumner Mental Health Therapist at Psychology Resources, Former Adjunct Instructor, Department of Human Services
Karen Ward Co-Director, Center for Human Development
Laura Hill Program Manager, STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)
Carol Swartz Retired UAA Director / (KPC) Homer Campus
Barbara Rath CEO, The ARC of Anchorage
Andre Rosay Associate Dean, COH Ex-officio member